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ICI Smart: July 2016
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Independent Colleges Indiana


ICI Colleges Invite Students to Come See for Themselves

Indiana’s 31 private, non-profit colleges and universities know the importance of the campus visit to students finding their best college fit. That's why they're opening their doors to students and families this week for campus tours and informational sessions. Last year, more than 1,300 students took part in this special event.

The theme for this summer’s Private College Week is “Take Your Pick,” encouraging students to explore Indiana's 31 options for attending a private college. Although each institution has its own unique identity and distinctive programs and traditions, one commonality is the generous institutional aid they all provide students. More than 90 percent of ICI students receive one or more types of aid (institutional, state, and/or federal). Once this is factored, as well as ICI's significantly higher four-year graduation and placement rates, the cost of a private education is often equal to - or possibly less than - a public one. 

And if you'd like to fit a little extra sightseeing into your visit, our intern Katie has put together a list of 31 Places to Visit on ICI Campuses: It was inspired by a recent "Visit Indiana" bucket list for the state's Bicentennial. Take a look and let us know if you think there is something we should add! 


For Your Consideration:

At many types of institutions, it is more common than not for students to take six years to complete a bachelor's degree. On average, ICI students graduate in four years at twice the rate of their peers at public universities. Now, someone has added up what those two extra years cost both in added expenditures and lost opportunities. We think you'll be surprised.

Spending a few extra years in college may cost you more than you think

Richard Ludwick

Message from ICI President & CEO Richard Ludwick

Independent Colleges of Indiana is sharing this informational update with you – as one of our stakeholders – to illustrate the performance and contributions of our 31 member colleges and universities and why they are the smart choice for students and for Indiana. We hope you find this information helpful in sharing that story with community leaders, colleagues, parents, students, and friends. If you have any questions or comments, please just let us know (contact information below).