The Indiana General Assembly established Indiana State University, then known as the Indiana State National School in December 20, 1865, with the aim of educating elementary and high school teachers. The school handed out its first baccalaureate degrees in 1908 and awarded its first graduate degree in 1928. The following year, the school was renamed Indiana State Teachers College, then in 1961 it became Indiana State College. The school was given the name Indiana State University in 1965.
Indiana State University (ISU), a public university, was named as one of the Best in the Midwest by Princeton Review, and US News & World Report included the College of Education’s Graduate Program in its Top 100 list. ISU is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to confer degrees. To date, the University offers more than 100 majors in the fields of education, business, criminology, finance, insurance and risk management, nursing, athletic training, and construction technology. Courses can be taken in the campus at Terre Haute, Indiana, or through ISU’s distance learning program.
ISU’s online program offers more than 30 degrees in the undergraduate (bachelor / certificates and licensures) and graduate (master / doctoral / certificates and licensures / professional development courses) levels. For in-state students taking distance education courses, the rate for 2010 2011 is $272.00 per credit hour for undergraduate courses and $341.00 per unit for graduate fees. Out of state students taking distance courses pay $340.00 per credit hour for undergraduate courses and $426.00 per credit hour for graduate courses. Distance courses incur an additional distance learning fee of $30.00 – $50.00 per course. Financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and work-study programs are available at Indiana State.
Admission requirements are generally program-dependent. More information on tuition fees, financial aid and admission requirements and procedures can be obtained from the University’s Office of Distance Support Services.