The collective voice for Indiana’s private, non-profit colleges & universities

our mission

to advocate for excellence and choice in higher education for all students

Independent Colleges of Indiana names Kurt Dykstra as new president and CEO

Kurt Dykstra, currently the president of Trinity College (Illinois), has been named the next president and CEO of Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI). He will begin his term on July 5, 2022, succeeding Dr. David W. Wantz who is retiring after five years as president of ICI.

Kurt Dykstra

ICI Supports

Private Colleges & Universities by:

ADVOCATING FOR

state & federally funded financial aid

CONDUCTING RESEARCH

about Indiana’s private colleges & their impact on the state

DEVELOPING COLLABORATIVE SERVICES

increasing financial and academic effectiveness

ADMINISTERING SCHOLARSHIPS

& grants like the Lilly Endowment Scholarship
Indiana has 29 private, nonprofit colleges and universities, each with their own mission statement and personality. These institutions make up the membership of Independent Colleges of Indiana, and we serve them in a variety of ways, from lobbying for student financial aid to administering scholarships their students can apply for.

Fast Facts

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ICI students have the HIGHEST FOUR-YEAR, on-time graduation rates in Indiana
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LESS THAN FOUR PERCENT of Indiana’s total higher budget (non-capital) goes to ICI students with financial need
32%
32% OF INDIANA’S BA DEGREES, are earned by ICI college students