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.