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Indiana Wesleyan

berryberry61berryberry61 Registered User Posts: 596 Member
edited March 2010 in Christian Colleges
Wondered if anyone had info they could share with respect to Indiana Wesleyan. Just stumbled across it and was intrigued about some of the data I read (from their web site):

IWU Is One of the Fastest Growing Universities in the U.S. - In the last 20 years IWU has more than doubled in enrollment, now exceeding the 2,900 mark on campus. IWU is the largest university in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), which has more than 100 member colleges throughout the U.S. IWU is also the second largest private college in Indiana--surpassed in size by only Notre Dame.

Moderately priced as reflected in surveys of Christian colleges

Over $200 million spent on new campus facilities since 1990 and it doesn't affect tuition

Strong Spiritual Atmosphere - Guests visiting the IWU community often comment about the awesome presence of God on our campus. You will find a strong commitment to a Christ-centered academic community among the students, faculty, and administration. Some of the campus initiatives designed to assist students with spiritual formation are chapel, the freshmen “World Changer Experience” course, Old Testament and New Testament Survey Bible courses, dedicated faculty, numerous local, U.S., and international short-term mission trips, residence hall Bible studies, and a student mentoring program.

New Student Survey and “Campus Life” magazine Survey Results - The incoming freshman class is surveyed each year. For seven straight years, this survey has revealed that spiritual atmosphere is the number-one reason students choose IWU. The other reasons students choose IWU are: 2) Academic Excellence, 3) Nintey-two percent of IWU students receive financial aid, 4) Faculty Reputation, and 5) Outstanding Campus Facilities.
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Replies to: Indiana Wesleyan

  • Whistle PigWhistle Pig - Posts: 4,093 Senior Member
    Don't know much about IWU. Did they used to be Marion College? I know they have a huge on-line, distance ed program available for CE credits. Do they do degrees online, via distance learning?
  • berryberry61berryberry61 Registered User Posts: 596 Member
    Yes - from their website:

    From 1920 to 1988, Marion College operated as a developing liberal arts institution with growing programs, offering Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. A Master of Arts in Theology was begun in 1924 and offered continuously until 1950. Master’s degree programs were initiated again in 1979 in Ministerial Education and Community Health Nursing. Master’s degree programs were begun in Business in 1988. That same year the name of the institution was changed to Indiana Wesleyan University, reflecting an influence well beyond the city of Marion and across the state, its connection with The Wesleyan Church and Christian higher education, and the development of increasing numbers of graduate programs. Meanwhile, master’s degrees in Primary Care Nursing and Counseling were added in 1994 and 1995, respectively.

    They also do have an on-line and non-traditional, accelerated programs for working adults. In fact, their College of Adult and Professional Studies has 12,500 adults enrolled. The success of this program has been tremendous and helped them fund the $200+ million building program on their main campus for their tradional College of Arts and Sciences.

    Their College of Arts and Sciences enrolls about 3,000 students in your tradional college setting.
  • etienneetienne Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    In the early 1990s, IWU started a continuing education program and helped form the Consortium for the Advancement of Adult Higher Education. Some of the other schools bailed out later on because it was run through the Institute for Professional Development, which is affiliated with the University of Phoenix, and U of P ended up competing with some of their own CAAHE schools as it grew into different areas of the country. It worked out well for IWU, though, and they made tons of money from it. Lots of money = really nice campus = lots of students. :)
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