Two graduates hugging at commencement with a bubble that reads Indiana Private College Week July 15 – 17, 2024.

Focus on your future

Private College Week is a chance for you and your family to imagine your future at any one of Indiana’s 29 private, nonprofit colleges and universities. From Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19, students and their families are invited to experience these campuses through free tours and informational sessions offered both online and in-person. You can also visit any of Indiana’s private colleges and universities whenever it’s most convenient for you. More visit information is available here.

21st Century Scholars Day: July 17

July 17—the Wednesday of Indiana Private College Week—is 21st Century Scholars Day. This is a special day designed to help students who are 21st Century Scholars complete activities in their Scholar Success Program.

You could win an iPad!

Ask for the Private College Week survey when you participate in an online information session or visit a college or university between July 15 and 19. Fill it out and turn it in—now you are entered to win an iPad!

Why visit campuses?

Visiting a campus can be an instrumental part of making your college decision. Campus visits can provide information and experiences that cannot be gotten through websites, brochures, or other sources. This is a great opportunity to imagine your future at any of these unique institutions.

Just a few of the many reasons Indiana’s private colleges are the smart choice:

Availability of Financial Aid

More than 90% of students at Indiana’s private colleges receive one or more types of financial aid (state, federal, institutional aid, and/or special scholarships), making a private college education affordable and often no more expensive (and sometimes even less so) than a state university.

Personal Attention

Class size at Indiana’s private colleges and universities averages 14 students to one professor, and graduates are more likely to report that they are “highly satisfied” with the quality of their education.

Opportunities for Leadership

With smaller and more personal learning environments, there are more opportunities for students to be involved in extracurricular activities of all sorts, further developing their leadership skills.

Higher Graduation Rates

Students at Indiana’s private, non-profit campuses are twice as likely to graduate in four years as students at other types of institutions.