Indiana Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit, residential four-year institution of higher education, located in the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Bartered products were initially accepted as tuition when Indiana Technical College, a school of engineering and science, was founded in 1930. In the early years, the campus survived a structural fire, and declining enrollments during World War II. The G.I. Bill provided a much needed incentive that boosted enrollments by the mid-twentieth century. Through the remainder of the century, the school constructed a new campus, introduced four-year degrees, and continued to transition in order to meet the academic needs of community members. As Indiana Tech entered the twenty-first century, growth continued for traditional programs, in addition to the development of online classes and degree programs. Today, Indiana Tech retains its main campus in Fort Wayne, along with the College of Professional Studies campuses located in Indianapolis, Elkhart, and added sites in north and central Indiana.
Indiana Tech recognizes the core values of Respect, Commitment, Honesty, Passion, and Integrity. The mission of the school states:
Indiana Tech provides learners of all ages with career-focused professional education in the areas of business, computer studies, engineering, and other professional concentrations; prepares them for active participation in the complex, global society of the 21st century; and motivates them toward a life of significance and worth.
Student life supports more than 30 extracurricular student clubs and organizations. Students can also participate in spirit teams and intramural sports. Indiana Tech competes intercollegiately in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and teams include men and women’s: basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and track and field. In addition, athletics include men’s baseball and wrestling and women’s softball and volleyball.
Students can pursue undergraduate associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, in addition to master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in Global Leadership. Indiana Tech Law School was added in 2013. Degree programs include fields in business, criminal science, engineering, and computer studies. Coursework is delivered in traditional 15-week semesters and accelerated formats. Traditional programs are housed in the College of Business, School of Computer Sciences, College of Engineering, College of General Studies, Center for Criminal Sciences, and the School of Education. The College of Professional Studies provides accelerated evening programs. Students attend class once a week, and classes are completed in 5-week or 6-week sessions.
Indiana Tech is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1, and the average class size is 19 students.
DISTANCE AND ONLINE EDUCATION
Asynchronous online degree programs are also offered in accelerated 5-week sessions for undergraduate students, and 6-week sessions for graduate students. Indiana Tech’s online programs include the fields of: accounting (associate’s and bachelor’s), business administration healthcare (bachelor’s and MBA), business administration management, business administration marketing, criminal justice (associate’s and bachelor’s), general studies (associate’s), health information technology, psychology, and organization leadership (bachelor’s and master’s). The Global Leadership, Ph.D. program is available in a blended learning format. Students also have the option to enroll in Independent Study courses; self-paced courses beginning on the 15th of each month, and which include both online and traditional mail correspondence options. Students have six months to complete an Independent Study course.
About 5,800 students are enrolled in Indiana Tech, including an estimated 5,230 undergraduates. About 60 percent of students are female, and minority students include 30 percent Black students, and four percent Hispanic. Almost 70 percent of undergraduate students are classified as adult learners, age 25 and over. Approximately 36 percent of undergraduate students are enrolled in distance-only education, while about 67 percent of graduate students participate in distance-only education.
COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID
The estimated cost of tuition and fees is $24,860 annually. Tuition for online degree programs is $385 per credit for undergraduates, and $495 per credit for graduates, with the exceptions of engineering programs. The online undergraduate engineering program costs $405 per credit, while online graduate engineering programs are $535 per credit. Independent Study courses cost $385 per credit hour ($1,155 per course).
An estimated 93 percent of students access some type of financial assistance, including merit- and need-based aid. Aid includes scholarships, federal and state grants, student loans, and employment opportunities. Specific grant programs include: the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, and the National Science & Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant. Loans include the Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans, and Federal PLUS Loans. Indiana Tech also supports VA Education Benefits, some of which include G.I. Bill benefits, the Yellow Ribbon Program, and Chapter benefits (including chapters 30, 1607, 1606, 35,31,32, and 33).
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate degree
Adult Age Enrollments:4,122
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