Campus Facts

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At a Glance

With about 1,800 students calling Anderson University home, it can be hard to sum up the experience of life on campus. We have more than 130 ways to get involved, including 20 NCAA Division III sports, intramurals, clubs, and service opportunities. Our community gathers twice per week for Chapel, which is just one of the ways we are a safe place to grow in your faith journey. This is a place to know and be known – all while preparing for lives of faith and service to the church and society.


Anderson University is recognized among America’s top colleges by Colleges of DistinctionUS News & World Report, College Consensus, and The Princeton Review.

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Degrees Offered


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science


  • Master of Business Administration
  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Theological Studies
  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (Online)
  • Master of Music Education

Licensure Rates

  • Education: 100% of our 2017 teacher education candidates passed their Indiana licensing exams
  • Nursing: 96% three-year average with 100% first-time pass rate on NCLEX exam in 2017


Anderson University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, (230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604 800.621.7440).
Program-specific accreditations and outcomes:
  • Athletic Training
  • Business
  • Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Theology

Learn more about accreditation

Student Body

Enrollment Data (2018-19)

  • Applications (Undergraduate): 3,834
  • Acceptance rate (selectivity): 65%
  • First-time enrolled: 396
  • Transfers: 40
  • Total entering class: 458
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,394
  • Graduate enrollment: 277
  • Total enrollment: 1,671

Student Achievement*

  • Freshmen from top 25% of class: 41%
  • Freshmen from top 10% of class: 14%
  • Average SAT score: 1101
  • Church of God representation: 24%
  • Minority student representation: 19%
  • Freshman to sophomore retention rate (2017-18): 62.3%
  • Student body fall to fall retention rate (2017-18): 79.4%
  • 6-year completion rate (Cohort 2009): 54%
  • 8-year completion rate (Cohort 2009): 54%
  • Full-time employment rate of graduates (2015-16): 83.3%
  • Placement rate of graduates (2015-16): 98.9%
  • Learn more about student success.

*IPEDS data

Tuition and Fees for 2018-19

(Costs reflect full-year, full-time enrollment)

  • Tuition and fees for undergraduates: $29,950
  • Room and Board: $9,890
  • Total: $40,340

Visit Student Financial Services

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Campus Leadership

Faculty and Staff
  • Full-time faculty: 114
  • Part-time faculty (during 2016-17): 60 FTE
  • Full-time staff: 191
  • Minority faculty and staff: 34 or 47% of student representation

*IPEDS data

Administrative Officers
Statement of Compliance

Anderson University is authorized by name by the State of Indiana.

Anderson University maintains compliance with applicable federal and state statutes related to private institutions of higher education including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), as amended; the Student Right to Know Act, as amended; and the Solomon Amendment. In compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1991, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended, the university does not discriminate in its educational programs or admissions procedures. Anderson University is a not-for-profit exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Institutional Data

Annually, during the fall semester, institutional data is collected and provided for public release on the Anderson University website. Information integrity is upheld by releasing data coinciding with the year the data was collected.

Student and Prospective Student Complaints

The Commission for Higher Education is responsible for responding to formal complaints against public, independent non-profit and proprietary institutions of higher education in Indiana. While the Commission has limited authority over colleges and universities, and cannot offer legal advice or initiate civil court cases, Commission staff will review submitted complaints and work with student complainants and institutions. Submit a complaint online through the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

Anderson University participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) as an approved Indiana NC-SARA institution. In full compliance with federal rules, please consider contacting the Indiana Commission for Higher Education for Indiana’s higher education complaint resolution process. Students taking classes online and not located in Indiana, please click here to find the appropriate place to file a complaint for your state.