Indiana State University was founded as the Indiana State Normal School in 1865. It is a public co-educational university located in Terre Haute, Indiana. It has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1915. Special accreditations have also been given by professional associations and discipline-based organizations.

In addition to its regular on-campus programs, Indiana State University offers degree programs as well as professional development programs through distance learning. Online programs are offered in several areas of study including Adult and Career Education, Business Administration, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Electronics Engineering Technology, Human Resource Development, Insurance and Risk Management, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Nursing, and Technology Management. The Office of Distance Support Services provides free assistance with regards to information about admissions, financial aid, credit transfer, registration and tuition rates.

Tuition for undergraduate programs cost $ 272.00 per credit hour while tuition for graduate programs cost $ 341.00 per credit hour. A distance learning fee of $ 30.00 per course or $ 50.00 per course is charged for undergraduate and graduate programs, respectively. Students who wish to be enrolled in a distance course or program need to be admitted to the university either as a degree seeking or non-degree seeking student. Application for financial aid should be made prior to or at least simultaneous with applying for admission.

For the sixth year in a row, Indiana State University has consistently placed in the Princeton Review’s ranking for the Best Schools in the Midwest. Survey results would also show that some of the reasons why the university is highly preferred by students are the small class sizes and the amount of individual attention. Also recognized as one of the nation’s best is the university’s MBA Program.