Located in Terre Haute, Indiana State University first opened as the Indiana State Normal School in 1865 and spent nearly one century educating youths to be teachers. Today, this public campus encapsulates 435 acres with more than eleven thousand enrolled students playing host to students worldwide. Indiana has received over eight million dollars in research funding. The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited Indiana State since 1915. Numerous additional accreditations exist for individual programs at the University including specialized agencies, discipline-based organizations, and professional associations.
Indiana State University's Distance Education offers twenty plus Bachelor or Master's degrees. Bachelor's degrees include Adult and Career Education, Business Administration, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Electronics Engineering Technology, Human Resource Development, Insurance Risk Management, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Technology Management and various Nursing programs. The school also offers Minor programs in Accounting, Forensic Accounting and Human Resource Development Packaging. Students may also opt to complete a Certificate and Licensure in Driver Education or Post-Secondary Facilitator programs.
For those seeking online graduate level programs, Master's degrees include programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Electronics and Computer Technology, Health Sciences, Human Resource Development, various Administration and Higher Education programs, Occupational Safety Management, Sport Management, along with Nursing programs. Indiana State also provides online Doctoral and Educational Specialists degrees and various Certificate and Licensure programs relating to education and nursing occupations. Indiana State recognizes that certain requirements for certification must be met, and do not guarantee approval by every locality. Therefore, not all states offer every program.
Indiana State University works to simplify the distance learning process. First, High-speed Internet access is a must, along with audio and video capabilities since some courses feature interactive Web-based conferencing. Application processes differ according to degree-seeking or non-degree seeking programs, therefore it is best to check the college website or student catalog for specifics, especially if considering any of the Nursing programs. Answers and help with the college process is available through the Students Services Concierge, specifically trained to provide services and resources in order to ensure the success of distance learners. In addition, DegreeLink allows students to potentially transfer college credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities.
Tuition rates vary for Indiana and out-of-state residents. In-state fees begin at $286 per credit hour for undergraduates seeking less than twelve credit hours. 12-18 credits cost $3,949 per semester while students taking more than eighteen credits will owe $4,590 per semester. An additional distance learning fee of $30 per course will be added and textbooks and additional fees are not included. In-state graduate students will pay $366 per credit hour regardless of the number of credits per semester with an added distance learning fee of $50 per course. Likewise, out-of-state fees begin at $358 per credit hour for undergraduates seeking less than twelve credit hours, 12-18 credits cost $4,936 per semester while students taking more than eighteen credits will owe $5,738 per semester. An additional distance learning fee of $30 per course will be added and textbooks and additional fees are not included. In-state graduate students will pay $458 per credit hour regardless of the number of credits per semester with an added distance learning fee of $50 per course.
In order to make the college experience affordable, Indiana State and the ISU Foundation awards 8.5 million dollars annually in scholarships. Additionally, seventy-four percent of all students acquire financial assistance through the means of federal financial aid, loans and scholarships. Indiana State University is also recognized as an approved Veterans benefit institution and provides assistance through the Veterans Resource Center as well as supporting benefits through the federal Veterans Affairs program and the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctor's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:3,735
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