Anderson University is a private Christian college in Anderson, Indiana. Founded in 1917 by the Church of God, the university remains affiliated with its founding church and values its heritage and history.
While firmly rooted in the traditions and history of the Church of God, the university has made significant advances in its almost 100 years, progressing from a Bible training school to a full-fledged liberal arts college and finally to a university offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, as well as graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.
Today about 2,400 students call Anderson University home. Among these, more than 2,000 are undergraduates while over 550 are enrolled in graduate programs. Our students come from almost every state and 22 nations, and represent about 71 religious denominations.
Approximately 98 percent of AU students receive financial aid in a variety of forms, including scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time work-study employment. Students who apply for and receive aid based on financial need receive an average aid package of $27,700.
AU students benefit from the expertise of our 135 faculty members and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1. Among tenure-track faculty, 77 percent hold doctorates or other terminal degrees.
Through the support of the Career Development Center, students are able to secure internships that provide skills and training that are valuable to future employers. Students also learn about the job market and gain skills that will help them succeed in their chosen career path.
Anderson University students also have the opportunity to engage in service during their years on campus. In 1964, Anderson University created Tri-S (Study, Serve, Share) to provide opportunities for students to practice their faith in service to a needy world. Since then, about 21,000 students have participated in Tri-S trips, spanning six continents, 102 countries, and 27 states. It is estimated that students contribute more than 24,000 hours of volunteer service annually. Students are equally committed to outreach in the city of Anderson through a variety of local service organizations and campus ministries.
While the university has long had a strong undergraduate liberal arts curriculum, it has experienced significant growth in the past decade through the establishment of new graduate programs and growth of existing programs. In 2007, the university opened the Anderson University Flagship Center, located at I-69, exit 222. This new facility houses offices and classrooms for many of the university's fastest-growing programs and serves as a convenient location for many students in central Indiana. The university's MBA program is also now offered at several locations in Indianapolis.