The Indiana State Normal School from 1865 to 1929, the Indiana State Teachers College from 1929 to 1961, the Indiana State College from 1961 to 1965, and finally the Indiana State University from 1965 to present – thus goes the journey in name and development of this public, coeducational university located at 200 North Seventh Street, Terre Haute, Indiana. It opened a branch campus in 1965 called the Indiana State University-Evansville which became independent in 1985. This branch campus is now a separate institution of higher education known as the University of Southern Indiana. It also earlier created in 1918 the Eastern Division which also became an independent institution known as the Ball State University.
Degrees offered by Indiana State University include Associate-Transfer, Associate-Terminal, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate and Education Specialist. Over 100 majors comprise the long list of educational choices offered to students. Some of which are Criminology, Elementary Education, Nursing, Psychology, Communications, Aerospace Technology, Business, Construction Management, Recreation and Sports Management, Athletic Training, Music and Human Resource Development. The top undergraduate major is Elementary, Early and Special Education while the top graduate major is Educational Leadership, Administration and Foundations.
There are about 10,500 students enrolled in the university’s various programs. Faculty members number at 508 while the full-time support staff number about 650. The average class size is 25 while the student/faculty ratio is 18:1. The programs are offered through the university’s schools and colleges including the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Nursing/Health and Human Service, and the College of Technology.
Tuition rates are determined by the Board of Trustees on an annual basis and are announced before the start of each academic year. Current tuition cost for in-state undergraduate programs is $ 6,462.00 while out-of-state counterparts pay $ 14,316.00. Part-time students are charged $ 233.00 and $ 504.00 per credit for residents and non-residents, respectively.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs and online classes, please contact Indiana State University.