School and Ranking Information
There are only four schools located in or less than 60 miles from Indianapolis that offer studies in computer programming. Two of those schools are for-profit institutions. Based on ranking, student-to-faculty ratio and school type, the following university is considered a top school in the Indianapolis area for programs related to computer applications programming:
- Winner: Indiana Wesleyan University, located in Marion, IN, is the largest 4-year institution in terms of student enrollment within 60 miles of Indianapolis that provides degree programs related to computer applications programming. It is also the only private nonprofit university in the area with these studies. At this school, students can earn a bachelor's degree in computer science that offers courses in computer programming.
School Info Chart
|Category||Indiana Wesleyan University|
|Ranking||#26 Best Regional Universities in the Midwest (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private, not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $23,628**|
|Computer Applications Programming Degrees Offered||Bachelor's|
|Computer Applications Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||1**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||65%**|
|Noteworthy||Largest private university in Indiana***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***Indiana Wesleyan University
Indiana Wesleyan University
- Has a student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, which provides networking and career guidance
- 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Combines classroom instruction with laboratory exercises
Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is a private nonprofit university deeply rooted in the Wesleyan Church, an evangelical Christian denomination. IWU enrolls approximately 15,000 students each year. The university's Division of Mathematics and Computer Information Sciences offers programs of study that merge fundamental math, logic and problem solving with technical expertise.
Students of the Bachelor of Computer Science program focus on various components related to computer design and implementation and analyze the means by which computer systems can be used to improve services and products, confront problems and manage data. The program of study consists of courses like software engineering, computation theory and systems structuring. Students can choose a particular track of study in computer languages, computation, software engineering, or networking and systems. Programming courses include programming languages, compiler programming, assembly programming and programming logics. Software testing, operating systems and systems analysis could also be addressed.