Harrison College opened in 1902 as the Marion Business College which offered training in shorthand, typing, bookkeeping, accounting, penmanship and English. At present, it offers its programs in its 12 campuses throughout the State of Indiana, one campus in Ohio, the Chef’s Academy and through its online campus. Providing its programs on-campus and online, Harrison College offers more than 30 programs of study through its School of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Technology, School of Information Technology, School of Criminal Justice, School of Business and School of Culinary and Hospitality.
Harrison College uses the quarter system thus enabling students to begin their classes at the start of each quarter. Online programs offered by Harrison College are 100% online with no need to visit any of the physical campuses. An Admissions Representative guides students in the admissions and enrollment process as well as the college’s online academic programs. Ninety-three percent of the total number of students avails of some form of financial aid including online students.
Through the college’s personalized Admissions Appointment system, students are assisted towards an individualized career plan based on interests and goals. Financial aid options are discussed after the Career Planning Session. Harrison College participates in the Tuition Assistance Programs and the Montgomery G.I. Bill in addition to accepting numerous federal and private aid programs.
Harrison College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate and bachelor’s degrees, certificates and diplomas. It is included in the top 15 percent ranking of military-friendly schools. Tuition is based on the number of classes taken for each quarter. The Harrison Tuition Freeze Program protects students from future tuition increases as long as they continuously remain enrolled throughout a program.