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This is your one-stop resource for information on earning your degree through online colleges in Indiana. We begin with a general overview of higher education in the state and then document Indiana‚Äôs state-specific initiatives and any progress they’ve made in supporting online education.

We also reviewed the entirety of Indiana’s online offerings and then ranked the top online colleges based on affordability. After browsing these profiles, be sure to take note of the scholarships and higher education resources for Indiana, located at the bottom of the page. Remember that the best option for your desired online degree may lie outside your home state, so feel free to browse our nationwide database of online colleges as well.


Postsecondary Education in Indiana

Graduation rates at Indiana’s public 4-year colleges rose 2% between 2002-10; today nearly half of the state’s public school undergraduates complete their degree within six years of enrolling.

Between 2008 and 2014, the average tuition inflation-adjusted rate at four-year public schools in Indiana rose 15.4%.

Local and state educational grants have continued to increase since 2006, the rate of state spending per student fell by 14.6% over the same period.

In 2014, Indiana was one of just ten states able to increase education funding by at least 10% over the year before.

At just under $7,000, the average tuition rate at four-year public universities in Indiana today is significantly lower than the $9,139 national average.


Online Education in Indiana

NCES Report

According to a recent NCES report, in fall 2012, 11.2% of students enrolled in Title IV institutions in Indiana (50,893 students) were in exclusively online programs.

  • 77.8% of those students were undergraduates
  • 31.15% were in public 4-year institutions
  • 23.3% were in private not-for-profit 4-year institutions
  • 14.6% were in private for-profit 4-year institutions
  • 67.5% were living in Indiana
  • 30.9% were living elsewhere in the United States

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education enacted its “Reaching Higher, Achieving More” plan in 2012, with the goal of increasing graduation rates and having 60% of the state’s adult population attain some sort higher education credential. To accomplish this goal, the commission is promoting the vast expansion of online offerings that allow adults to earn an associate degree in one year and a bachelor’s degree in three years.


Most Affordable Online Colleges in Indiana

Below you’ll find the very best online colleges in Indiana, sorted by affordability. These rankings identify the fully online programs in a school’s catalogue, explain how the school’s online interface works and spotlight the recognition a school has received for its online initiatives.

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Vincennes University

1
Vincennes University
Vincennes
$189
$4,531

An Online Education at Vincennes University

With more than 27 degrees and over 400 courses offered entirely online, VU is sincerely striving to give students the chance to achieve their educational goals without having to compromise their time. Courses are offered on a regular semester basis, lasting 16 weeks during the fall and spring and 10 weeks during the summer, or in eight-week terms starting six times a year. Students access their online courses through the VU Blackboard system, for which a tutorial is offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning.

VU has partnered with Indiana public libraries to form the Learning Unlimited program. Students able to visit one of the ten locations have a chance to meet with each other, work with reference librarians on courses and plan their college degree with a Learning Unlimited Coach and Coordinator.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science - Homeland Security and Public Safety

Associate of Arts degrees, transfer associate's degrees, associate career and technical degrees, certificate program and completion degrees are also available completely online through VU's Distance Education program.

VU offers a Guest Student policy through which students attending other colleges who are not using financial aid with VU can take one to two online courses with VU. An online admissions application, a transcript showing course prerequisites and a registration form are needed to apply.

Contact Information

1002 N First St
Vincennes, IN 47591
(812) 888-8888

Indiana University – East

2
Indiana University – East
Richmond
$207
$4,957

An Online Education at Indiana University – East

Currently offering online bachelor's degree completion programs and certificates, students have the option to transfer up to 64 credits towards their Indiana University degree, before completing the remaining requirements entirely online. Via the online learning management system Canvas, students can view their grades, download class materials and connect with their classmates and instructors. For those unfamiliar with this platform, a CanvasLIVE free webinar series can be taken on the LMS's website. OnCourse is Indiana University's web-based application portal that provides a common platform to all IU East online services.

Most degree completion programs consist of 60 credit hours that are taken over the course of two years. A variety of resources have been made available for both online distance learning students and on-campus students, including access to the library, bookstore, writing center, math and science resource center, IUWare software applications and online advising.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Composition Studies
  • English, Technical and Professional Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Science and Mathematics (Mathematics Concentration)
  • Political Science

Most online IU East course assessment methods include projects, papers, forums and quizzes. For exams, instructors may utilize a Sakai learning management product, Tests, or they may require students to test in an approved, proctored center. All online students are required to take the Online Campus Prep Course prior to the start of their first class.

Contact Information

2325 Chester Blvd
Richmond, IN 47374-1289
(765) 973-8200

Indiana University – Southeast

3
Indiana University – Southeast
New Albany
$208
$4,989

An Online Education at Indiana University – Southeast

IUS's online engine is OnCourse, a web-based application portal system built on the Canvas platform. Aside from the delivery of synchronous and asynchronous classes, the OneStart system, another resource for online students, offers easier and more direct access to a range of useful features, creating a virtual campus community for students and faculty to collaborate, study and work.

Currently, IUS offers a degree completion program in the field of nursing at the undergraduate-level online. By providing a flexible plan of study, professional nurses are able to learn up to date methods and skills necessary for staying competent in meeting the health needs of society. Designed for RNs to earn a BSN, students can graduate in as little as twelve, eighteen, or twenty-four months as long as general education requirements have been met. Built on courses that students have already taken, any general education courses students took previously may be counted as credit put towards their degree. Courses for the nursing program are structured into accelerated eight week learning modules, which conveniently allow students to continue working while they take classes.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • RN to BSN

Only a maximum of nine credit hours of general education coursework may be completed online. Applicants to the RN to BSN degree completion program must have an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree, or a nursing diploma from a national accredited (NLNAC/ACEN) program.

Contact Information

4201 Grant Line Rd
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 941-2000

Indiana University – Northwest

4
Indiana University – Northwest
Gary
$209
$5,010

An Online Education at Indiana University – Northwest

IUN uses OnCourse, a web-based engine hosted by Canvas LMS, to deliver online courses and resources to enrolled students. Online students typically have weekly assignments that they turn in electronically through OnCourse, after which faculty members grade the work and post the grade to the student's personal account. In order to demonstrate active participation, online students are required to take part in discussion forums with their classmates

IUN currently offers two online Bachelor of Applied Science degree completion programs, which require incoming students to hold an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree from a regionally accredited community college. The degrees are not available to traditional freshman, but are specifically designed for busy adults. Combining a versatile, well-rounded core curriculum with specialized tracks to help enhance students' professional skills and education, the programs prepare students to advance their careers while they continue to work. Academic advisors are available for students to work with closely in order to design a personalized, focused academic degree plan that suits their needs and goals.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Interdisciplinary

Students are permitted to complete online courses from other schools in the Indiana University system to earn credit towards these particular programs. There are some additional course programs at the graduate-level that can be taken online, face-to-face or in a hybrid format as well.

Contact Information

3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408-1197
(219) 980-6500

Indiana University – South Bend

5
Indiana University – South Bend
South Bend
$210
$5,051

An Online Education at Indiana University – South Bend

Through OnCourse, the learning management system hosted by Canvas, students contact their instructors, check and submit assignments, view announcements, read and send messages, download lecture materials and interact with their instructors and classmates. All Center for Distance Education Online courses are taught by the same IU South Bend faculty who teach the traditional face-to-face campus courses.

IU South Bend has various courses that can be taken fully online or as hybrid options. Online interactive courses may require students to attend the first day of class and possibly take exams on campus. Hybrid or blended courses may require students to visit campus on specific days throughout the semester in addition to completing online activities.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • RN to BSN Degree Completion
  • Bachelor of Science in Labor Studies

With the option to take online summer courses, some students are able to complete their bachelor's degrees in just years while also working full time.

Contact Information

1700 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN 46634-7111
(574) 520-4872

University of Southern Indiana

6
University of Southern Indiana
Evansville
$221
$5,309

An Online Education at University of Southern Indiana

USI faculty and students interact using the Blackboard course management system, which allows its users to send emails, messages, post to class discussion forums, upload and download assignments, take quizzes and check grades. Students can access course materials professors make available on Blackboard by logging in to their MyUSI account.

USI can legally offer credit for distance courses in states where they have obtained or are seeking authorization, so students should check to see if their USI online program of choice is available in their particular state.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • RN to BSN
  • BS in Health Services
  • BS in Radiologic Technology

A Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) and an Online Core Completion Program will both be coming soon to online learning at USI.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • MS in Nursing
  • Master of Health Administration (MHA)
  • Doctoral of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Online certifications in the fields of health and medicine and seven online continuing education programs are also offered by USI.

Through the cooperative service of the Indiana College Network (ICN), comprised of some of the state's colleges, universities and their educational partners, students can take online courses from other Indiana institutions, from which the credits will be recognized by their home institution.

Contact Information

8600 University Blvd
Evansville, IN 47712
(812) 464-8600


Acclaim for online programs

  • #180 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #36 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Indiana University-Purdue University – Indianapolis

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Indiana University-Purdue University – Indianapolis
Indianapolis
$263
$6,303

An Online Education at Indiana University-Purdue University – Indianapolis

IUPUI has chosen Canvas to be its new learning management system. Providing the ability to perform advanced technological tasks such as uploading audio and video files or creating them for embedding makes Canvas the best choice for forward-thinking online learning. Oncourse Collaboration and Learning is the primary method of accessing and sharing course materials and information; the LMS provides an environment where students and faculty can collaborate, communicate and learn.

Students should refer to the State Authorization page prior to applying to IUPUI's distance courses to ensure Indiana us legally able to grant course credits and degrees in their home states.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Arts/Science in Communications
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Technical, and Professional Writing
  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Natural Science and Mathematics with Mathematics Concentration
  • Bachelor of Political Science

Associate's degrees and dozens of undergraduate-level certificates can also be obtained completely online at IU Purdue. Degree completion programs for students who have previously earned college credit and wish to finally obtain their bachelor's degree can also be done online at IUPUI.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Data Science
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Master of Science in Adult Education
  • Master of Library Science
  • Doctorate of Nursing Science
  • Master of Science in Music Technology
  • Master of Science in Music Therapy

Graduate certificates in K-12 Online Teaching, and Public Health are new online options at IU in addition to the dozens of already existing graduate certificates in numerous subject areas.

Contact Information

425 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5143
(317) 274-5555


Acclaim for online programs

  • #48 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Indiana University – Bloomington

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Indiana University – Bloomington
Bloomington
$284
$6,814

An Online Education at Indiana University – Bloomington

As part of the Idaho University system, IUB students can register for online classes offered by any of the other participating campuses; courses completed from other IU schools receive the same credits towards graduation. IUB uses the learning management system Canvas in conjunction with Oncourse Collaboration and Learning to deliver its distance education. By generating a common learning environment, complete with online services for all IU campuses, Oncourse increases the opportunity for students to achieve their educational goals.

Due to legal regulation of distance education, all IU online courses and programs must be authorized for delivery in certain states before offering those courses or programs to students residing in those states. Students should check the State Authorization page prior to applying to IU's distance courses or programs.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Arts/Science in Communications
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Administration Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Political Science

Associate's degrees and dozens of undergraduate-level certificates can also be obtained completely online at IU Bloomington. Degree completion programs for students who have previously earned college credit and wish to obtain their bachelor's degree can also be done online through IU Online.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Data Science
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Master of Public Affairs
  • Doctorate of Nursing Science
  • Master of Science in Music Technology
  • Master of Science in Social Work

Graduate certificates in K-12 Online Teaching and Public Health are new online options at IU in addition to the dozens of already existing graduate certificates in numerous subject areas.

Contact Information

107 South Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
(812) 855-4848


Acclaim for online programs

  • #72 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #1 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #1 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)
  • #18 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Indiana University – Kokomo

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Indiana University – Kokomo
Kokomo
$297
$7,138

An Online Education at Indiana University – Kokomo

IU Online Class Connect allows students to enroll at one IU campus and to register for an online class offered by another IU campus without having to go through intercampus transfer. Instructors, students and their classmates communicate using email, chat, discussion boards and more. Classes are entirely online so students do not have to travel to campus. Most courses are delivered in an accelerated, condensed format of learning modules lasting eight weeks. This delivery method enables students to keep working while finishing their degrees. Students have the option to graduate in twelve, eighteen or twenty-four months, once all of the general education course requirements have been met.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • RN to BSN degree completion program
  • Bachelor of Applied Science

The BAS degree is designed for students who already hold an associate's degree and would personally or professionally benefit from further education in the field of health management. The interdisciplinary track allows students to create their own program by adding several other tracks to better meet the individual needs of the student.

Since programs build off of courses that students have previously completed, prior education may be counted towards credit in some cases.

Contact Information

2300 S Washington St
Kokomo, IN 46904-9003
(765) 453-2000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #7 on College Choice's top 50 Online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Nursing Programs in the U.S. for 2015

Ball State University

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Ball State University
Muncie
$284
$7,388

An Online Education at Ball State University

Ball State's online delivery method utilizes e-mail, discussion boards, file sharing, chats, web page posting and telephone calls to enable students to keep in contact with their classmates and instructors. Technical assistance is available for those who may need help navigating the online course environment, the Blackboard course management system or Mediasite. Online courses are taught by the same nationally recognized faculty who teach on campus, giving students the benefit of the faculty's many research specialties. Students may opt to pursue specialists degrees, certificates or education licenses rather than undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor's in Business Administration Degree Completion Program
  • Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education Degree Completion Program
  • Bachelor's in General Studies Degree Completion Program
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Completion Program

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Master's in Business and Marketing Education
  • Master's in Career and Technical Education
  • Master's in Coaching Education
  • Master's in Interior Design Option
  • Master's in Journalism
  • Master's in Technology Education

Some online courses within the graduate-level education studies are taught as fixed-time, so they are live on the main campus in Muncie and simultaneously video streamed over the internet for students to watch. Unless an instructor indicates that students can watch recorded versions on their own time, they are expected to view these classes as they occur.

Contact Information

2000 University Ave
Muncie, IN 47306
(765) 289-1241


Acclaim for online programs

  • Ranked by Women 3.0 magazine as one of the top 50 online Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship Programs in the country.
  • #12 on Best Online Master's in Psychology: Students Before Profits Award 2014-2015
  • #34 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs

Grace College and Theological Seminary

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Grace College and Theological Seminary
Winona Lake
$310
$7,440

An Online Education at Grace College and Theological Seminary

Grace College's portal is designed to serve as a virtual point-of-contact for members of the campus community. Through the learning management system Moodle, the portal provides a secure and customizable entry point to essential information-sharing tools for staff, students, faculty and administrators. Here, online students and their teachers interact through email, discussion forums, exchanging assignments, checking grades, taking tests and more.
Several free services are available to students as well, including the Online Writing Lab, where papers can be reviewed by writing lab tutors. Content tutoring is also free, and students have access to the Grace College Morgan Library, the interlibrary loan system, the learning center, research guides and more.

Since the U.S. Department of Education has set regulations that require distance education programs offered by institutions in one state to students residing in other states to gain authorization, students applying to Grace should be sure to check that this school is authorized to deliver distance education in their home state.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Management (Degree Completion)
  • Bachelor of Science in General Studies (Degree Completion)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Degree Completion)
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services (Degree Completion)

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Residency Requirement)
  • Master of Arts in Ministry Studies
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Higher Education
  • Master of Science in Nonprofit Management
  • Master of Science in Athletic Administration

The Summit Scholars program offers students the opportunity to earn an accelerated bachelor's degree in just three years via a unique hybrid format, thanks to a partnership with Ambassador Enterprises. The Grace Opportunities for Adult Learners (GOAL) program gives adult students the chance to finish a degree in management without interruption to their current employment. Offered completely online, as well as on campus one night a week and occasionally Saturday, the degree can be completed in as few as 16 months.

Contact Information

200 Seminary Dr
Winona Lake, IN 46590-1274
(574) 372-5100

Taylor University

12
Taylor University
Upland
$350
$8,400

An Online Education at Taylor University

By logging in to the Taylor Portal, students have access to online courses through TU's learning management system, Blackboard. All course information, including syllabi and assignments, is found on this LMS, and it is used as a communication platform between students and faculty. The exceptions to this method of delivery are Greek, Hebrew, music theory and professional writing courses, which are taught as correspondence courses. Fully online courses are independent study, which allows students to work one-on-one with their professors.

Additionally, students can earn credit through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and have their life experiences documented in a prior learning assessment (PLA) portfolio; up to 60 credits may be transferred from regionally accredited institutions. TU online students are eligible to for financial aid. Guest students who wish to earn credits online through TU to transfer back to their home institution have four months to complete their courses.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies
  • Associate of Arts in Human Services
  • Associate of Arts in Justice Administration
  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Professional Writing

TU offers Online Dual Credit Courses to high school juniors and seniors (students who are 16 to 19 years old). They are permitted to take any of the 110 courses offered and are allowed to take up to 24 credit hours prior to their high school graduation. The TU courses can simultaneously count towards high school credit if approved by high school counselors.

Contact Information

236 W Reade Ave
Upland, IN 46989-1001
(765) 998-2751

Indiana University-Purdue University – Fort Wayne

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Indiana University-Purdue University – Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne
$355
$8,518

An Online Education at Indiana University-Purdue University – Fort Wayne

IPFW's online course management is Blackboard Learn, where students can connect with their instructors and view their course information and assignments. Instructors incorporate tests, quizzes, group projects, lectures, downloadable video recordings, presentations, web sites and more into the eLearning curriculum. Since IPFW is part of the Indiana College Network (INC), students may register for classes offered by their home campus or by any of the other participating campuses. The home campus will apply the credits students earn toward their degree.

A wide variety of scholarships are annually available to IPFW students who demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, or both.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Nursing

Hybrid and fully online certificate programs in fields similar to those above are another educational path students of IPFW can follow.

Contact Information

2101 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
(260) 481-6100


Acclaim for online programs

  • #34 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #3 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans

Huntington University

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Huntington University
Huntington
$358
$8,592

An Online Education at Huntington University

In addition to taking courses for HU's Adult Degree Programs, students can attend class on location in Huntington, Fort Wayne and Columbia City. Through the learning management system Moodle, students log in to their HU portal to view their courses, assignments, grades and interact with their instructors and classmates. Most courses are scheduled into an accelerated, five-week long format, with no requirement to be online at a specific time. HU students are typically 23 or older.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Associate of Science in Organizational Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Not-for-Profit Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Work

Any student interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree must have 50 semester hours of college credit prior to entering the bachelor's program. For those who have fewer than the required number of credits, there is the option to complete those hours through the Adult Degree Programs via the Associate Degree Program. Discounted online courses, especially during the summer, are available for undergraduate students.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Global Initiatives
  • Master of Arts in Global Youth Ministry
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Leadership

Most master's programs are 32 credit hours and are taught online with live or recorded lectures. Hybrid master's degrees in education and youth ministry leadership are another option for students to pursue at HU.

To address the needs of adult students, Huntington University uses a variety of methods to award college credit including coursework, CLEP, DSST, American Council on Education (ACE) evaluations and military training transcript evaluation.

Contact Information

2303 College Ave
Huntington, IN 46750
(260) 356-6000

Bethel College – Indiana

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Bethel College – Indiana
Mishawaka
$367
$8,808

An Online Education at Bethel College – Indiana

Bethel uses BC Online to provide access to its online classes. Courses are organized into a series of files that hold information on the class and on how students and the course instructor interact throughout the duration of the class. Students can access these files through the college's intranet, My Bethel. It is through this website that students learn via methods such as writing texts, watching videos, listening to audio files, recorded lectures, reading from an assigned textbook and watching PowerPoint slides. Critical discussion forums are also conducted by the course instructor, who will post a question and then require each student to respond to the initial question and to other students' responses.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Business

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Education
  • School of Administration Licensure

Although online courses offer the same quality education as traditional, on-campus courses at Bethel, students are able to complete their school work whenever it best fits into their schedule. With each class divided into weekly sessions, students have the length of the week to complete that session's coursework.

Contact Information

1001 Bethel Circle
Mishawaka, IN 46545-5591
(574) 807-7000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #17 on Affordable Colleges Online's Most Affordable Online Colleges in Indiana

Anderson University

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Anderson University
Anderson
$370
$8,880

An Online Education at Anderson University

AU's online classes are equivalent to their on-site classes, with the primary difference being the delivery method. Moodle, an online learning management system, is the platform where the same faculty who teach AU's residential courses teach the online courses. Using the same textbooks and assigning the same work, projects and exams, instructors deliver parallel content over a length of five to seven weeks (accelerated) or a full semester. Since online courses follow the same academic calendar as the traditional courses, any online class starts and ends on the same dates as the traditional class.

Once enrolled, students can log in to their classes to view the syllabi and a list of assignments to be completed by the end of each week. Weekly lectures and online forums correspond with the assignments and provide students an opportunity to interact with each other and participate in the coursework. However, there is no specific login time; classes can be completed asynchronously.

Online students are eligible to receive scholarships directly from the seminary and to apply for federal financial aid.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Integrative Leadership

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

Contact Information

1100 E 5th St
Anderson, IN 46012-3495
(765) 649-9071

Indiana State University

17
Indiana State University
Terre Haute
$373
$8,952

An Online Education at Indiana State University

Offering over thirty master's and bachelor's degrees, all able to be completed entirely online or with minimal campus visits, ISU has embraced online learning. Students engage in their online courses by using technology tools such as Respondus and Tegrity, via the Blackboard platform. Once logged in to their MyISU Portal using their Sycamore login, students can access their coursework, a Blackboard tutorial, online resources and more. Methods of delivery include participating in live, web-based conferencing, some video and audio elements and ongoing discussion boards.

Currently, online programs from ISU are not offered in the states of Arkansas and Massachusetts, and any ISU Online students residing outside of Indiana should check their program availability to be sure that ISU is authorized to deliver distance education in their home states. At this time, all programs are closed to all students residing abroad, including international students, except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Services
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Insurance and Risk Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN/LVN/RN to BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Technology

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Educational Administration: Higher Education Leadership Ph.D.
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Technology Management, Ph.D.
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice M.A./M.S.
  • Electronics and Computer Technology M.S.
  • Occupational Safety Management M.A./M.S.
  • Special Education M.S.

For those individuals seeking additional education and training in their particular fields, a variety of minors, doctoral and specialist programs, certificates and licensing options can be taken online as well.

ISU also maintains a credit transfer program called DegreeLink, which allows students to transfer credits earned from a regionally accredited college or university, then complete an ISU bachelor's degree online. Students should take note which degree completion programs are offered entirely online and which require a few campus visits.

Contact Information

210 N 7th St
Terre Haute, IN 47809
(812) 237-6311


Acclaim for online programs

  • #91 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Indiana Institute of Technology

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Indiana Institute of Technology
Fort Wayne
$396
$9,504

An Online Education at Indiana Institute of Technology

With Blackboard, accessed through myIndianaTech, students have the opportunity to participate in highly interactive online courses in an communal online environment. An online course demo shows how all course materials, lectures, discussion boards, emails, exams and grades can be viewed. Typically, undergraduate courses start every five weeks, while graduate-level courses begin every six weeks. Even though online classes have specific start and end dates and are in an accelerated format, there are no specified login times, as long as assigned coursework is complete at the end of each week.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (9 concentrations available)
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in General Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Master of Science in Engineering Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Human Resources
  • Master of Business Administration in Marketing
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Science in Psychology

The College of Professional Studies offers a unique option for those individuals missing just one or two courses from their degree at another institution. Individuals register as a special student and take classes without pursuing a complete degree from Indiana Tech. Through this program, they transfer the credits back to their original institution of higher learning. As Indiana Tech is regionally accredited, most other universities and colleges should accept the credits.

Contact Information

1600 E Washington Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46803-1228
(800) 937-2448

University of Saint Francis – Fort Wayne

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University of Saint Francis – Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne
$400
$9,600

An Online Education at University of Saint Francis – Fort Wayne

USF Virtual Campus Programs are offered completely online through the Blackboard learning management system. Most programs are presented in an accelerated, eight-week long format, enabling students to complete their degree in as few as twelve months if they enroll full time, and twenty-four months if they enroll part time. Blackboard courses allow students to chat/instant message, interact via live web-conferencing, participate in threaded discussion boards, take tests and check their grades. Resources such as the Vann Library are made available to all online students to help ensure their educational success. Many students are able to transfer some credits from prior education at the point of admission. Another option is to use experience and prior learning submitted via a Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio (PLA) to help save time and costs.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Nursing RN to BSN

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Environmental Health
  • Master of Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Health Care Administration
  • Master of Business Administration in Sustainability
  • Master of Business Administration

Thanks to various partnerships, the USF Virtual Campus is able to offer completely online programs at a lower cost than traditional on-campus programs. All online courses at USF strive to incorporate the Franciscan values of "respect for individual dignity and service to community" to help students grow personally as they continue their education.

Contact Information

2701 Spring St
Fort Wayne, IN 46808-3994
(260) 399-7700

Indiana Wesleyan University

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Indiana Wesleyan University
Marion
$417
$10,008

An Online Education at Indiana Wesleyan University

IWU's online programs deliver courses via the internet using the Blackboard-powered learning management system. Students log into this interface throughout each week-long "workshop" to view their assignments, participate in discussions and team activities and submit their assignments. Other technology tools are incorporated into the online experience, such as: interactive CD-ROMs, video presentations, case studies, online collaboration tools, simulations and instant messaging. Asynchronous discussions through Facilitator's Forum allow instructors to expand upon course topics as well, while students collaborate on team projects, compose papers and act as consultants to each other while completing general coursework. Class sizes are limited to further enhance the feel of an online community.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Addictions Counseling
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Science in General Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Business Administration in School Administration
  • Master of Public Affairs
  • Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration

IWU's online learning system is regularly upgraded based on course evaluations submitted by students, faculty and external assessments. The resulting upgrade includes additional and improved learning tools and technologies to help improve the quality of online courses.

Contact Information

4201 S Washington St
Marion, IN 46953-4974
(765) 674-6901

Trine University

21
Trine University
Fort Wayne
$470
$11,280

An Online Education at Trine University

Trine uses a combination of a secure email account, a student portal called "MyPortal" and a learning management system hosted by Moodle for all of its online and web-based learning. Through their personal portals, students can check their schedules, account information, financial aid and other important information. Through Moodle, students have access to their course syllabi, assignments, homework, activities, grades and a number of other interactive, online learning tools. Moodle training tutorials are available on the Trine website for those wishing to better familiarize themselves with the platform.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Applied Management
  • Business Administration (4 concentrations available)
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Design Engineering Technology
  • Engineering
  • Psychology

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice (4 concentrations available)
  • Master of Science in Leadership (10 concentrations available)

Trine continually strives to provide quality facilities for faculty, staff, students and alumni, and that includes facilities and resources found online. Trine technology teams seek to add value and enrich online student's academic experience by constantly investing in and enhancing user convenience.

Contact Information

9910 Dupont Circle Drive East
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
(260) 483-4949

Ottawa University – Jeffersonville

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Ottawa University – Jeffersonville
Jeffersonville
$480
$11,520

An Online Education at Ottawa University – Jeffersonville

When taking online courses with OU, students have 24/7 access to all of their coursework, enabling them to study on their own timeframe. The majority of Ottawa's online courses are completely virtual, with no outside study groups or campus visits required. The online learning environment is personal, with a student to faculty ratio of just 4 to 1 for both the online bachelor's and online master's degree programs. Each student receives their own academic advisor who serves as a personal success coach by guiding the students throughout the duration of their enrollment at OU. Using Ottawa's chosen learning management system, Blackboard, students have constant access to their coursework, instructor's lectures, assignments, grades and more.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Addiction Counseling
  • Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Almost a dozen undergraduate minors in the subject areas of education and business can also be completed entirely online at Ottawa University.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Counseling (partial residency)
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Human Resources
  • Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Arts in Education: Education Intervention
  • Master of Arts in Education: Educational Technology
  • Master of Arts in Education: Educational Leadership

Contact Information

287 Quarter Master Court
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
(812) 280-7271


Acclaim for online programs

  • Top 15 "Best Online Universities" by the Online Education Database

Purdue University – Calumet Campus

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Purdue University – Calumet Campus
Hammond
$339
$11,526

An Online Education at Purdue University – Calumet Campus

The web-based management and delivery of online course content for Purdue University is Blackboard Learn. The popular online learning management platform houses useful learning technologies such as blogs, discussions boards, chat rooms, wikis and ePortfolios in addition to allowing students to view their grades, take tests, submit assignments, interact with classmates and communicate with instructors. For those unfamiliar with Blackboard, a helpful Troubleshooting page walks students through some common issues. Programs can be completed in as little as 15 months, structured in a cohort model with small class sizes. Student coordinators work with individuals to ensure each online student experiences a successful transition to online learning.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Degree Completion)

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Nursing: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Educational Administration

Three post-master's certificates in family nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist and nursing education are other online options for those health care professionals seeking to advance their career skills.

Contact Information

2200 169th St
Hammond, IN 46323-2094
(219) 989-2400

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

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Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Saint Mary of the Woods
$496
$11,904

An Online Education at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

SMWC's online learning platform, Desire2Learn's Brightspace, delivers online courses that contain the same material as the traditional, on-campus courses. Distance education evaluations are based on assignments, projects, online quizzes and written submissions. Online tutoring is also available through SMWC's Learning Resource Center to help students maximize their potential. By allowing students to set their own pace, SMWC promotes lifelong learning. Students have the choice to enroll in an accelerated eight-week format that leads to a degree within four years, or a 16-week format that takes about six years to complete a degree. Once enrolled, students have up to 12 years to complete their graduation requirements.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Bachelor of Marketing
  • Bachelor of Computer Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Paralegal Studies
  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Bachelor Mathematics

In addition to the programs listed above, numerous minors, teacher licensure, associate's degrees and post-baccalaureate programs that can be completed entirely online at SMWC.

Contact Information

1 St Mary of Woods Coll
Saint Mary of the Woods, IN 47876-1099
(812) 535-5151


Acclaim for online programs

  • #199 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #81 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Marian University

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Marian University
Indianapolis
N/A
$29,400

An Online Education at Marian University

By way of checking their CAMS Student Portal, logging in to the Canvas learning management system and regularly utilizing their campus email, online students at Marian University receive an online education equivalent in content and quality to that of an on-campus education. The Canvas platform uses electronic textbooks, file sharing, web-conferencing, discussion forums and a number of other technologically advanced eLearning tools. Online resources available to students include KnightWork, an online job board, an IT HelpDesk, authorized discounted software, internship and career services and more.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing is primarily intended for those individuals who already hold a bachelor's degree or higher in any field, meaning that there is no prior nursing experience required. Students are required to complete some aspects of this degree in person, including 750 hours of supervised clinical experience in an approved healthcare setting are completed over the course of the program. A nursing skills lab on campus provides hands-on learning for those in the Indianapolis area.

Contact Information

3200 Cold Spring Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997
(317) 955-6000



Scholarships and Financial Aid in Indiana

Chancellor’s Distiguished Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Full tuition See Scholarship

This award covers full tuition for a freshman entering Indiana University. Applicant must have earned an Indiana Core 40 or Academic Honors Diploma, rank in top 5% of class, and have an SAT score of 1950+ and an ACT score of 29+.

Hutton Honors College Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $6,000 See Scholarship

For freshmen entering Indiana University’s Honors College with a GPA of 3.4+. Award amount ranges from $1,000 to $6,000 per year, and is renewable for 3 years.

Incentive Scholarship

Deadline: June 15, 2015
Scholarship Amount $5,000 See Scholarship

The Incentive Scholarship is for freshmen entering Indiana State University with a GPA of 3.0+. The award amount is $5,000 per year for 4 years. This scholarship is open to non-Indiana residents only.

Indiana University at Fort Wayne Alumni Association Scholarship

Deadline: May 9, 2015
Scholarship Amount $1,000 See Scholarship

Indiana University’s Alumni Association Scholarship is awarded to several full-time junior and senior students each year. The award amount is $1,000, and may be renewed for consecutive school years. An application interview may be required.

Summer Honors Scholarship

Deadline: June 15, 2015
Scholarship Amount $1,000 See Scholarship

The Summer Honors Scholarship is open to students to participated in the Summer Honors Program at Indiana State University. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0+. The award amount is $1,000, renewable for 3 years.


Higher Education Resources in Indiana