Adult Students

Programs tailored for students 25 and older

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At Anderson University, we believe that any time is the right time to continue your education. We know that education is a lifelong pursuit and have programs designed to meet the needs of all of our students. At Anderson University, there is a program designed for you.

We even have dedicated staff just for our adult students. Check out what our Adult Student Experience has to offer.

Adult-friendly atmosphere

Caring staff and qualified instructors


Christ-centered education

Undergraduate Programs

Business Administration and Leadership

With blended online courses lasting 7 weeks, the business administration and leadership program at Anderson University is an accelerated degree designed for working adults. With a discounted cost and flexible schedule, it is designed to help managers and supervisors within their organizations or those who aspire to be in leadership positions.

Criminal Justice

With a discounted cost, the criminal justice major prepares students to enter employment or advance their employment in fields related to law enforcement, courts and corrections, victim advocacy and assistance, juvenile justice, and provides a foundation for graduate study. Coursework in the criminal justice program focuses on the social science of criminology and criminal justice.

Public Health

The public health degree, within AU’s School of Nursing & Kinesiology, can be paired with almost any major, and presents an opportunity for students to combine their unique skills and passions with serving the world’s needs.

All Other Majors

Nearly all our traditional majors are offered at a discounted cost to adult students wishing to begin or continue their education. Academic excellence at Anderson University means connecting intellectual inquiry with experiential learning within a context of academic and Christian discovery. Upon graduation, our adult students are prepared to apply their knowledge, skills, and abilities to their vocational calling.

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Accelerated BSN

Anderson University’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing second-degree program is one of only 10 in the state of Indiana. Candidates who have already completed a bachelor’s degree can earn a BSN in 21 months from the same excellent faculty who prepare nurses in our traditional four-year program at a discounted cost.

Transition to Teaching

With a discounted cost and the ability to complete the program in 10 months, the transition to teaching program at Anderson University is designed to prepare and license talented individuals for teaching.


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$420 per credit hour for most adult programs.*

Learn about financial aid for students over 25.

Includes student teaching

  • Per semester hour (18-hour program): $475
  • Per semester hour (24-hour program): $475
  • Application Fee: $50

OUR Staff

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Stephanie Moran, an employee at Anderson University in Indiana

Stephanie Moran

Director of Engagement and Adult Student Experience

Stephanie Moran, an employee at Anderson University in Indiana
Stephanie Moran

Stephanie is an Anderson resident and an AU alum. She completed a BA with majors in sociology and government, as well as an MBA from AU. She received an MA in adult and community education and executive development of public service from Ball State University and is passionate about increasing individual and organizational capacity and effectiveness through education.  Stephanie is currently completing her doctorate in adult, community, and higher education.

As the director of the Office of Engagement and the Adult Student Experience, Stephanie has developed a network of education, business, and community partners that actively engage with faculty, staff, and students in identifying and creating career and educational pathways for all levels and categories of students.  She has implemented university strategies that not only strive to benefit adult students and assist them in achieving academic and personal success, but to also increase success and retention for all students.

Contact Stephanie:
Office of Engagement and the Adult Student Experience

Andrew Watkins, an employee of Anderson University in Indiana

Andy Watkins

Academic Success Coach

Andrew Watkins, an employee of Anderson University in Indiana
Andy Watkins

Andy Watkins serves as Academic Success Coach.

Andy is from Yorktown, Indiana. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Leadership from Crossroads Bible College and is now pursuing a Master of Divinity at the Anderson University's School of Theology & Christian Ministry. Before coming to Anderson, Andy served as a program manager at Wheeler Mission in Indianapolis, advocating for and developing the homeless population he had the pleasure of serving. Andy is a big-picture thinker with skills in teaching, development, and counseling.

His son, Maddex attends Daleville Elementary School. Together they enjoy playing music, swimming, and reading.