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ICI Member Colleges & Universities
Since 1917, Anderson University has been a place of self-discovery, spiritual growth, and academic formation for students of every background. A nationally accredited university with more than 60 undergraduate majors offered, AU is a place where students can come as they are and discover who they’re meant to be. Notably unique majors include engineering, national security studies, and sport marketing. AU helps shape students’ academic experiences while allowing them to explore their spiritual growth and create lasting friendships through more than 130 campus activities. Additionally, students can travel the world through AU’s Study, Share, Serve program (Tri-S), which sends more than 400 people on service-learning trips each year, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Discover what Bethel University has to offer and your purpose in this journey called life. You’ll quickly find what sets us apart from other universities is our intentionality toward strong academics, mentoring, spiritual formation, and relationships. Bethel is a fully accredited Christian college of arts and sciences and nationally recognized for academic quality and service. With over 50 areas of study, our career-proven academic approach combines small class sizes with personalized instruction. Bethel’s urban location, with access to more than 16,000 employers, offers great internship and job opportunities. Study abroad programs, clubs, spiritual life, service learning, and intramural and varsity sports are also available. The Bethel Pilots have won more than 39 national championships within our 29 intercollegiate sports since 1992.
Experiential learning, faculty mentors, internships, study abroad, community outreach, and fun—Butler has it all. Within six months of graduation, 98 percent of grads are employed, attending grad school, or participating in a gap-year experience. Everyone at Butler is empowered and expected to look out for one another in our “Community of Care.” With more than 130 student organizations, intramural sports, and countless programs, bulldogs pursue their passions. Campus is #BUtiful with more than 300 park-like acres and amazing architecture. A small school with big-time athletics, Butler plays in the BIG EAST Conference against some of the nation’s best. #GoDawgs
Calumet College of St. Joseph
Ranked as one of the most diverse in the Midwest, Calumet College of St. Joseph has historically been a college of opportunity for first-generation and non-traditional students and others for whom the idea of “going away” was impossible. Today, it also counts students from across the country and globe, attracted by high-quality programs in a small-college setting and 18 athletic teams for men and women competing in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. A 30-minute drive from downtown Chicago, the college is committed to a mission of social justice and practices regional stewardship. Blending a career-oriented curriculum with Catholic-education values, CCSJ imbues graduates with academic preparation, ethical standards, and personal responsibility.
DePauw intellectually challenges and inspires students to serve and lead. We are known for linking liberal arts education with life’s work, reflected in our graduates’ professional success and global contributions. With close to 97 percent of our students employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation each year, students and families have even more assurance that the academic and co-curricular opportunities available will lead to success. At DePauw, faculty, staff, and your peers will continuously challenge you to discover your passions and prepare yourself to be a leader the world needs.
What brings students to Earlham? For starters, a world-class faculty. Earlham is known for its “unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.” Its nationally ranked programs have students and professors working side-by-side everywhere from classrooms and labs to rain forests and glaciers. Earlham offers degrees in 40 fields, as well as self-designed studies, pre-professional programs, and a dual-degree engineering program. Through our EPIC Program, all of our students are guaranteed a funded internship or research opportunity. The 800-acre campus includes trails, woods, and ponds for outdoor recreation, with well-equipped facilities for sports. Rooted in Quaker tradition, we expect our students to think rigorously, value directness and genuineness, and seek insights from differing perspectives. The privilege of studying here brings the responsibility to live lives of significance.
Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential liberal arts and sciences institution located 20 minutes south of Indianapolis. Franklin offers a wide array of undergraduate majors as well as master’s degree programs in Physician Assistant Studies and Athletic Training. The unique curriculum merges classroom instruction with immersive experiences, research opportunities and study away programs. Our goal is to prepare career-ready graduates for today’s global professions and those of the future. Small classes enable students to thrive through personal peer interaction and mentorship from professors who challenge and inspire them to think critically and perform confidently. Students participate in a vibrant co-curriculum that includes 21 NCAA Division III sports, Greek Life, musical and theatre productions, and more than 40 student organizations. As the first college in Indiana to become coeducational with the admission of women, Franklin welcomes diversity of thought, belief and person into a community that values equity and inclusion. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA.
Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Midwest’s top colleges, Goshen College offers undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 65 areas of study. In addition to top-notch programs in nursing, pre-medicine, business, music and communication, GC is known for distinctive programs such as Criminal Justice & Restorative Justice, Environmental & Marine Science, Sign Language Interpreting and its nationally-recognized study abroad program.
As a diverse and values-based campus community, Goshen College students experience a whole person approach to education — education of the head and the heart. GC graduates are positioned not just to thrive in the workplace, but for meaningful careers and lives — where they can lead by example in protecting the wellbeing of future generations, their communities and the world.
At Grace College, we understand that grace is always transformative. As students of grace, we call forth goodness in both ourselves and others. Through a Christ-centered community, we become serious about knowledge—gaining multifaceted perspectives and valuable skills in our 90 plus majors and minors. We highly value hands-on training through applied learning experiences, internships, and cross-cultural trips. And as we start our careers, we follow in the way of grace, meaning we are not only successful, but purposeful in all we do.
As Indiana’s oldest private institution, established in 1827, Hanover College has higher education down to a (liberal arts and) science. For nearly 200 years, our 650-acre campus has served as the launchpad for graduates to discover their passions through our wide variety of opportunities, from academics to athletics and social life to study abroad. That’s one of the best things about the liberal arts—you’ll choose from our 34 majors—but you’ll never be limited to just one thing! Experience and exploration are mandatory, and it sets our alumni apart. No wonder 99 percent of our students are employed or continuing their education within seven months of graduation.
Holy Cross College
Holy Cross College is a Catholic, residential, coed, four-year institution of higher learning, offering an applied liberal arts curriculum. Holy Cross College is committed to helping students develop their passions and skills through a practical and personalized academic experience that educates both the heart and mind. We strive to provide a transformative education, forming scholars, citizens, leaders, and disciples who will make a positive impact on the local and global community. Our unique partnership with the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College gives our students countless academic and extracurricular opportunities across our tri-campus community.
Huntington University is a comprehensive, Christian, liberal arts university with programs in more than 70 academic concentrations, including animation, film production, nursing, exercise science, agribusiness, and occupational therapy. Huntington offers undergraduate degrees online, as well as in Huntington and Peoria, Arizona. Students gain hands-on experience through our Enterprise Resource Center, which connects students with businesses, social service agencies, churches, and government offices across the country, and have the opportunity to do research with professors. Committed to providing a quality, Christ-centered education to all its students, Huntington educates men and women to impact the world for Christ through scholarship and service.
Indiana Institute of Technology
At Indiana Tech, we excel at educating students from all walks of life, for all kinds of meaningful work. We’re a truly inclusive community of learners, ensuring that students are supported, inspired, and empowered to maximize their professional prospects, advance in their careers, and improve their lives and the lives of others. We believe students learn best when they meaningfully engage with a real-world professor. With an alum. With a cause. With a team. With a peer. Simply put, our model is hands-on. Indiana Tech offers degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, in fields such as engineering, computer sciences, business, criminal justice, biology and health sciences, and more.
Indiana Wesleyan University
There’s a unique energy at Indiana Wesleyan University—a combination of innovation, purpose, and faith. Students discover their God-given life calling and develop in character, scholarship, and leadership. IWU offers over 80undergraduate and 35+ graduate degrees. Committed to growing as a multicultural institution, IWU seeks out and celebrates the uniqueness in all of God’s creation. Living on a beautiful sprawling residential campus, students run the school’s McConn Coffee Co.; conduct, publish, and present research; and travel the globe. IWU Wildcat athletics have won 175 conference championships, 29 NCCAA, and 14 NAIA national championships. The university system includes IWU–Marion, the main campus; IWU–National and Global, which includes international adult learners who study online or at 15 education centers; and Wesley Seminary.
At Manchester, you’ll find a welcoming community where people know your name and care about you. Our rigorous liberal arts education will challenge you, and personal attention from our faculty and staff will support you. You’ll develop critical skills that prepare you for graduate school or the career of your dreams. With more than 70 areas of study, 20 NCAA Division III sports and 60+ student organizations, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to pursue your passions. Tell us where you want to go, and we’ll help you get there.
What are you made of? It’s a pivotal question. At Marian University, we’ll challenge you to think about who you want to become. You’ll work hard, but faculty will support you every step of the way. Participate in research projects and field experiences. Choose from undergraduate and graduate programs, including a dozen pre-professional programs focused on health science. Engage in hands-on learning and study-abroad programs. Compete in varsity and intramural athletics. Learn to be a creative problemsolver, critical thinker, and clear communicator. Connect with Indy’s top employers for internships and jobs. Graduate with the skills to be a leader in your chosen profession—and a passion for making the world a better place.
Martin is a liberal arts institution that prides itself on being unique, future-oriented, and student-centered. The university offers theoretical and experiential learning experiences that allow full immersion in the student’s chosen field. Martin’s mission is to provide excellence in educating and developing traditional and nontraditional students in an inclusive, supportive, and healthy collegiate environment. Martin offers nine bachelor’s degrees in an array of disciplines, including addiction counseling, religious studies, and criminal justice. Students enjoy the benefit of the unique service-learning and leadership curriculum, individualized degree plans, and the personal attention of faculty mentors.
Oakland City University
For more than a hundred years, Oakland City University has taken a different approach to higher education—each student is treated as an individual, and bold, imaginative teaching and personal interaction between students and faculty remain fundamental. OCU’s four schools provide a wide array of over 50 degree options, including doctoral and master’s, that are designed to meet the diverse needs of students and their future employers. The university has historically offered traditional liberal arts programs, such as English, math and social sciences, and business degrees offered in both traditional and accelerated formats. OCU is known throughout the United States for its Secondary and Elementary Education and Christian Studies programs.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is one of the few private colleges specializing in undergraduate science, engineering, and mathematics. The institute is consistently recognized nationally as an elite STEM school for distinctions that include faculty excellence, return on investment, value-added and career services. Rose-Hulman’s educational philosophy focuses on a collaborative, opportunity-rich community with a rigorous, hands-on curriculum in small classroom settings. For the past quarter century, the placement rate of its graduates has been nearly 100 percent, with an average starting salary for 2021 graduates of more than $73,000. Approximately 82 percent of students participate in student organizations, performing arts, recreational sports, Greek organizations, student newspaper, and/or NCAA Division III men’s and women’s sports.
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College combines hands-on learning, personal attention, and eye-opening social, spiritual, and leadership experiences to empower women and men to aspire higher. Consistently listed among the best universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report’s Annual College Guide, students enjoy an environment of life-changing opportunities with top programs in business, education, equine, music therapy, and nursing. Rooted in the Catholic tradition, students grow to think critically, engage in lifelong leadership and effect positive change in a spirit of service and social responsibility. Our growing athletics teams now number 16, and nearly 44 percent of students participate in sports. Woods Online is the second oldest distance learning program in the country, and our students discover convenience, accessible faculty and alternative ways to earn credit.
Saint Mary's College
Saint Mary’s College has a 175-year history of empowering students to excel and lead in their chosen fields. A Catholic women’s college, Saint Mary’s is ranked among the nation’s Top National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report offering unique programs including a dual degree in engineering with the University of Notre Dame. Women study abroad in countries such as Argentina, Ireland, Morocco, or South Korea. They lead and participate in over 70 organizations, intramural athletics, and eight varsity sports. Students have access to a variety of opportunities at Notre Dame, including marching band. Our graduates are women of action who develop the skills, knowledge, empathy, and vision to guide their corner of the world forward, be it directing a global organization, serving the needs of humanity, or exploring areas of scientific discovery.
Taylor University is a Christian liberal arts college focused on integrating faith and learning in all aspects of academics, campus life, and study abroad. With state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, award-winning art and science programs, numerous travel opportunities and a vibrant campus community, Taylor challenges students to grow as whole persons who ask questions, think critically, examine assumptions, and live as lifelong servants. Taylor alumni go on to rewarding careers in every field, from engineering, kinesiology, and medicine to teaching, writing, and filmmaking. Taylor is ranked in the top two nationally for shortterm study abroad. For over two decades, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Taylor in the region’s top three colleges in the Midwest.
Since its founding in 1884, Trine has been known for value and academic excellence. The fastest-growing private college in Indiana, Trine offers students more than 35 majors in fields like business, criminal justice, education, engineering, health sciences, and more — providing about $33,000 in financial aid on average to each student. Last year, 99.7 percent* of graduates were in graduate school or employed in their field within six months. Trine has invested $155 million in new and renovated facilities since 2000 on its beautiful high-tech campus. Trine’s Thunder Ice Arena, home to five new men’s and women’s hockey and synchronized skating programs, and the new MTI Center, an athletic and event center serving men’s and women’s basketball, bowling, golf, and esports programs, were both opened within the last two years.
University of Evansville
Students at the University of Evansville shape powerful and enduring change. UE is the first in Indiana to be designated as an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus, and its changemaking culture empowers students to improve the world around them as UE Changemakers. With more than 80 majors in the arts and sciences and pre-professional programs, UE’s diverse student body represents 45 states and 55 countries. U.S. News & World Report recognizes UE as the number 6 Best College in the Midwest among private schools and the Wall Street Journal ranked UE as one of the top schools for student engagement in the nation.
University of Indianapolis
One of the nation’s top-ranked private universities by U.S. News & World Report, the University of Indianapolis is recognized for an educational environment that converges real-world experience and personal attention, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1. A liberal arts core emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity across 100+ undergraduate programs, 40+ master’s programs, and five doctoral programs in arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, health sciences, nursing and psychology. The University is also home to the Health Pavilion, which brings together nationally ranked programs including nursing, physical and occupational therapy, psychology, and related health programs. An NCAA Division II school, UIndy offers 23 men’s and women’s sports with teams that routinely excel in athletic competition and academic performance.
University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame, an independent Catholic university founded in 1842 by the Congregation of the Holy Cross, is ranked among the top national institutions of higher learning and offers more than 75 degree programs within five colleges. Notre Dame’s 98 percent retention rate between freshman and sophomore years is among the highest in the country. Notre Dame’s overall graduation rate is 95 percent. Students take advantage of international study, community-based learning, and undergraduate research opportunities. Although not required, 80 percent of Notre Dame undergraduate students are actively engaged in service work. Notre Dame meets 100 percent of students’ demonstrated financial need.
University of Saint Francis
Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan traditions, the University of Saint Francis serves dynamic and diverse students who are inspired to “pay it forward.” With more than 70 academic programs, students are guided to fulfilling careers by expert faculty every step of the way. USF’s reputation ensures that top companies seek our graduates, with 95 percent working, pursuing additional degrees, or serving in the military or volunteer programs within six months of graduation. USF offers numerous internship and service-learning opportunities, more than 30 student clubs and organizations, and is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
At Valpo, your full potential receives our total commitment. Located about an hour southeast of Chicago, Valpo offers more than 70 programs within five undergraduate colleges, including Christ College—The Honors College. Valpo combines a liberal arts background with degrees in STEM fields, health care, business, and engineering—backed by a placement rate above 90 percent for 27 consecutive years. Valpo students grow in every aspect of their lives—personal, professional, and spiritual—through research, community outreach, study abroad, internships, and more than 100 extracurricular activities, including NCAA Division I Athletics. State-of-the-art facilities include one of only five solar furnaces in the United States, Doppler radar, and the recently opened Center for the Sciences: Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Founded in 1832, Wabash is a liberal arts college located on 65 acres in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Its mission is to “educate men to think critically, act responsibly, lead effectively, and live humanely,” and it accomplishes its mission in a residential community in which faculty are highly engaged with their students, in and out of the classroom.
Wabash’s outcomes are extraordinary: 100% of the Class of 2021 was settled within six months of graduation (the national average Is about 59%). And the College’s placement rates to medical schools (94%) and law schools (88%) are nearly double the national averages. One in ten graduates holds a leadership position in his firm —director, owner, vice president, president, chairman, or CEO). Wabash is nationally-ranked among all national liberal arts colleges for the 20-year return on investment by Payscale.com and are among the highest earning alumni in the country with a median mid-career salary of $143,800.
Wabash teams played the first collegiate football, basketball, and baseball games in Indiana. Since then, Wabash has produced some of the most unstoppable scholar-athletes in the country with more than 429 All-Americans, 20 recipients of the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, and 11 individual national champions in the last eight years; 32 have received Academic All-America honors.