Indiana is a Midwestern state known for its farmland and renowned auto race, the Indianapolis 500. It’s nicknamed ‘The Hoosier state’. Indiana is famous in its Mecca for modern architecture. In the capital, Indianapolis, theaters and galleries line Massachusetts Avenue, while Broad Ripple has hip bars and restaurants. Indiana is the 38th biggest state in the USA. And the state motto is the ‘Crossroads of America’. Important cities in Indiana include Fort Wayne, Gary, and South Bend.
Indiana Commission for Higher Education
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is a 14-member public body created in 1971 to define the missions of Indiana’s colleges and universities, plan and coordinate the state’s post-secondary education system, and ensure that Indiana’s higher education system is aligned to meet the needs of students and the state.
There are 69 colleges and universities in the state of Indiana. Indiana has thirty (30) public institutions with campuses throughout the state offering a wide range of programs and majors. In addition, there are 39 private institutions and 1 non-profit online university.
Some Colleges offering two(2) year post-secondary educational institutions offer certificate programs (less than two years of work), professional technical programs (Associate of Applied Science), and transfer programs (Associate of Arts and Associate of Sciences degrees).
While the four(4) year colleges and universities offer undergraduate and graduate programs, depending on the institution’s mission. For example, primarily liberal arts colleges offer bachelor’s degrees; universities offer bachelor’s and some master’s degrees; and research universities offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral/first professional degrees. Not every degree program is available at every institution in Indiana.