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,...

“…I am learning so much from being at IUPUI. Learning new things from my major as well as new ways do do things from subjects I have already taken in high school. Aside from the classroom learning, I have learned so much about others background since...” – Ian from Gary, IN

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...

“…University of Indianapolis has challenged me academically but has given me the resources I need to succeed at a higher level.” – kimberly from Sellersburg, 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...

“…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...

“…the courses have on a average 25- 30 students, so there is always more than enough chance for everone to ask their questions and recieve answers. Also there are always working tutors willing to go beyond their tasks” – Nathan from Indianapolis, IN

Danville Area Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Illinois. DACC offers more than 100 career and transfer programs, with a variety of courses available to complete online. Students also have the opportunity to earn bachelor’s...

“…DACC is very affordable. They have great instructor to student ratio and has a great tutoring center.” – Branden from Danville, IL

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...

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...