Students looking to attend a Christian college or university in Indiana can choose from several that are affiliated with different denominations. These schools are located throughout the state and vary in a number of factors. Here we explore some of these distinguishing characteristics more in depth.
Indiana offers a variety of 4-year, Christian colleges in different cities. Compare a handful of these schools' tuition rates in the table below.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|University of Notre Dame||4-year, private not-for-profit||Roman Catholic||Notre Dame, IN||$51,505|
|Hanover College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Presbyterian Church (USA)||Hanover, IN||$36,520|
|Anderson University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Church of God||Anderson, IN||$29,710|
|Manchester University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Church of the Brethren||North Manchester, IN||$31,660|
|Franklin College||4-year, private not-for-profit||American Baptist||Franklin, IN||$30,920|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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Description of the Christian Colleges in Indiana
The Christian colleges and universities in Indiana provide students with a variety of degree programs and spiritual growth opportunities. These schools also vary in size and other unique characteristics. Find out more about some of the Christian colleges in Indiana.
University of Notre Dame
According to the school's website, the University of Notre Dame had a little over 8,600 undergraduate students in 2016, and the student body represents more than 100 countries. The school offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in a variety of subjects, including architecture, theology, Chinese, aerospace engineering, finance, neuroscience and behavior, sociology and biology. The university is home to multiple faith-based departments and organizations designed to assist students in their spiritual development, including Campus Ministry, Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), Center for Ethics and Culture and Institute for Church Life (ICL). Students can also participate in a variety of NCAA Division I sports, such as basketball, soccer, lacrosse, track and field, tennis and golf.
Hanover College is an undergraduate institution that offers bachelor's degree programs in art and design, Spanish, music, engineering, geology, physics, history, theological studies, international studies, anthropology, pre-law and more. The school was Indiana's first private institution and had about 1,100 undergraduate students in 2017, according to NCES. Students can participate in a wide range of organizations and clubs, including honor societies, foreign language clubs, recreational clubs, academic clubs, service organizations and Greek Life. There are also several spiritual organizations to encourage students' spiritual growth, such as Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU), Delight Ministries, Interfaith Student Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and Hanover College Ministries.
According to the school website in 2018, Anderson University has about 1,800 students with over 1,500 undergraduates. Students can get involved in more than 130 activities/organizations, including intramurals, interest clubs and events like Disco or Late Night Volleyball. For their spiritual development, students can attend chapel, floor focus groups or participate in mentorship with staff or faculty members. The school offers master's and doctoral degree programs in areas like theology, business and music education, as well as over 50 bachelor's degree programs, including programs in dance, Christian ministries, engineering, graphic design, exercise science, nursing, math, social work and pre-seminary.
Manchester University offers the Religious Life program to help students grow spiritually through chapel services, denominational groups, Bible studies, spiritual retreats, service projects, FCA and other opportunities. Students can pursue associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in a wide range of subjects, including digital media, international studies, pharmacy, pre-dentistry, religious studies, German, pre-physical therapy and software engineering. According to NCES in 2017, this school had about 1,600 students enrolled, including all levels. The school also offers 21 NCAA Division III sports, such as swimming and diving, indoor and outdoor track and field, soccer and tennis.
Franklin College has more than 1,000 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1, according to the school's homepage in 2018. The school offers a master's degree in athletic training and one in physician assistant studies, but has a variety of bachelor's degree programs in areas like creative writing, art history, public relations, chemistry, biology, French, math and education. For their spiritual development students can attend and/or participate in chapel services with communion, Spirituality Sundays, Dinner and Faith, Praise Team and Religious Life Garden. Students can also participate in a wide range of student organizations, from service groups like Best Buddies and College Mentors for Kids, to Greek Life or student interest groups like FCA and Environmental Activists Restoring the Habitats.