Colleges in Indianapolis

Colleges in Indianapolis

Indianapolis, more commonly known as Indy, is the capital city of Indiana. The Crossroads of America is the most populous city in the state and known for auto racing, in particular the largest 1-day event in the world, the Indy 500. Indianapolis is also home to a handful of higher educational institutions, the majority of which are private.

The oldest institute in the city is Butler University, which was founded in 1855. The 295-acre campus hosts six colleges that confer undergraduate and graduate degrees. The only predominantly black institution in the city is Martin University, an institution designed entirely to serve low-income, minority, and adult learners. Indy is also home to a number of religious institutions: Marian University, the University of Indianapolis, Crossroads Bible College, and Indiana Bible College.

The two public institutions in the city are Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis and Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. IUPUI is a unique merger between Indiana University and Purdue University, creating an 18-school conglomerate that offers more than 200 degrees. It features the largest nursing school in the nation, the second-largest medical school in the US, the country’s oldest physical education program, and the only dental school in the state. Ivy Tech is the state-funded 2-year university that serves the entire state as the only fully-fledged community college, but the largest campus is stationed in Indianapolis.

Adding to the educational offerings in Indianapolis is a host of satellite campuses that reside in Indianapolis, which include Indiana Wesleyan University and Vincennes University, as well as Ball State University College of Architectural Planning.

The majority of Indianapolis residents drive daily, but there’s a small percentage that use the public bus system. The city is also served by Amtrak and several freight lines, as well as the Indianapolis International Airport.

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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is the result of a merger between Indiana University and Purdue University and offers degrees from both institutions. IUPUI hosts 17 schools granting degrees in over 350 areas of study. Additionally...

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This is why you go to college, right? The professors, material, class size, learning environment, and other students come together perfectly... and the result is five star-worthy learning.

” – LTS from Indianapolis, IN

Butler University is a private, liberal arts institution located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Butler’s 300-acre campus houses six academic colleges: Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Communication, Education, and the...

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Butler University is a small school with all of the benefits of a large school. The professors know me by name, the students truly care about each other, and the university makes it easy to feel at home. It is perfectly located close enough to...

” – Miranda from Maple Grove, MN

Originally founded as Indiana Central University, the University of Indianapolis is a 4-year private school affiliated with the United Methodist Church. UIndy confers undergraduate degrees in over 100 academic fields of study including the only...

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The University of Indianapolis is a great school. It has great professors who have lots of knowledge. This university has a lot to offer in an education.

” – Jessica from Cambridge City, IN

Marian University is a private Catholic institution located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The curriculum at Marian University combines classroom theory with practical work experience. The school is home to a wetland and lowland forest, the Indy Cycloplex...

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Marian is a great place where all the professors make you feel wanted. You're definitely not just a number at this University.

” – Meredith from Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College is a 2-year community college with over 40 locations throughout the state of Indiana. It is the largest public higher education institution in the state and the largest statewide community college system in the United...

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Ivy Tech Community College is an awesome school. They are very flexible with your schedule and challenge you to do things that you thought you could never do. They have taught me a lot about being an adult and being a college student.

” – Anthony from Indianapolis, IN

Founded on a mission to serve low-income minority adult learners, Martin University is the sole Predominately Black college or university in Indiana. All classes in Martin’s nine bachelor’s degree programs are centered around discussion between...

Established in 1993, Horizon University is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Horizon U offers three bachelor’s degree programs, three certificate programs, and an associate’s degree program in Biblical Studies...

With a campus on the shores of the White River, Christian Theological Seminary is an Ecumenical Christian graduate school in Indianapolis with a focus on developing disciples for Christian leadership. Affiliated with the Disciples of Christ, CTS...

Crossroads Bible College is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Crossroads offers seven undergraduate programs, with courses offered online and on-campus in 15-week, 5-week, and 1-week formats. Students can also...