Higher Education

Area College Enrollment & Graduates

Fall 2017 Enrollment
College Undergraduate Graduate Total
Ball State University 17,004 5,509 22,513
Earlham College 1,060 66 1,126
Indiana University East 3,292 198 3,490
Ivy Tech Community College 2,341 NA 2,341
Miami University of Ohio 17,147 2,553 19,700
Purdue Polytechnic 104 NA 104
Total Enrollment 40,948 8,326 49,274
2017 Degrees Awarded
College Undergraduate Graduate Total
Ball State University 3,485 2,130 5,615
Earlham College 178 20 198
Indiana University East 767 63 830
Miami University 4,689 787 5,476
Total Degrees 9,119 3,000 12,119
Ivy Tech Community College – Richmond, Indiana

Photo of Ivy Tech Community CollegeA statewide, open-access, community college, Ivy Tech Community College provides residents of Indiana with professional and technical degrees as well as the lifelong training needed for successful careers, personal development, and active citizenship. Through its affordable, quality educational programs and services, the College strengthens Indiana’s economy and enhances its cultural development.

Ivy Tech offers a variety of programs for students as well as short term programs and training services available on demand for immediate upgrade of skills and industry related certification opportunities.

Top 5 Degrees/Certificates Awarded at Ivy Tech Community College (Richmond)
Concentration 2015 2016 2017 2018
Business Administration 82 62 57 67
General Ed / Studies 78 53 74 104
Healthcare Support 94 62 44 81
Medical Assisting 120 36 42 26
Nursing 37 38 39 34
Total Certificates/Degrees Awarded 363 206 214 249
Indiana University East – Richmond, Indiana

IUEHayesHall_000Indiana University East offers all of the advantages of an Indiana University education and a degree that is respected throughout Indiana, the nation, and the world. IU East offers over 50 Indiana University bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in social and behavioral sciences, arts and humanities, business, nursing, education, and technical and professional fields. Students at IU East will find all the services and opportunities of a large university combined with the advantages and atmosphere of a small college.

IU East is one of eight campuses of Indiana University. The university also offers programs at its regional centers in New Castle, Connersville and Lawrenceburg. Several online degree completion programs are also available.

More than 95 percent of our alumni stay in the region to live and work.

Top 5 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded at Indiana University East
Degree 2015 2016 2017 2018
Business Administration 150 148 145 141
Criminal Justice 29 40 49 38
Education 28 31 45 44
Nursing 135 135 136 113
Psychology 41 82 82 108
Total Degrees Awarded 702 762 830 763
Purdue Polytechnic – Richmond, Indiana

Purdue Polytechnic is engaged with business and industry in numerous ways. Purdue offers certificate and degree programs to support apprenticeship and professional development programs. Purdue Polytechnic can also deliver tailored training or credit coursework at business sites and can provide onsite registration support.

In addition to the traditional classroom setting, some courses may also be taken online, through streaming video, and during accelerated weekend formats. The university’s expertise is available through local faculty and students, as well as through its Technical Assistance Program (TAP). TAP provides technical and organizational help (gratis and contracted), as well as placement of summer interns. Partnered research projects can also be coordinated through the local Purdue Polytechnic – Richmond office.

Purdue Polytechnic – Richmond Degrees/Certificates Awarded
Degree Certificate Associate Bachelors
2015 2016 2017 2015 2016 2017 2015 2016 2017
Computer Graphics Technology 0 0 0 0 3 1 4 1 1
Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 4
Industrial Technology 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 2
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 3 4 5 0 0 0
Organizational Leadership and Supervision 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 2 2
Total 0 1 0 5 7 6 14 12 9
Earlham College – Richmond, Indiana

Photo of Earlham CollegeFounded by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1847, Earlham College is a distinguished liberal arts college drawing students from 42 states and 81 foreign countries. Among the nation’s academically strongest liberal arts colleges, it boasts programs of particular renown in the sciences, humanities and peace and global studies. Earlham is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top colleges for undergraduate study abroad.

The college has one of only three U.S.-based Japan information centers and also offers programs and consulting services for companies seeking to establish business contacts in Japan and the Pacific Rim.

 

Top 5 Degrees Awarded at Earlham College
Degree 2015 2016 2017 2018
Biology 17 20 15 17
Computer Science 10 7 10 17
Psychology 18 17 15 20
Biochemistry 12 8 12 13
Business/Global Management 12 20 11 19
Total Degrees Awarded 197 222 200 242
Bethany Theological Seminary – Richmond, Indiana

Bethany Theological Seminary is the only theological school and academy for the Church of the Brethren. The school was founded in Chicago in 1905 and later moved to Richmond, Indiana as an affiliate of Earlham College, both are schools founded by historic “peace churches” (Brethren and Quaker).

For over 100 years, the theological seminary has been offering Master of Divinity degrees and undergraduate training with a current focus on peace studies and youth/young adult ministries.

Ball State University – Muncie, Indiana

Founded in 1918, Ball State University has grown into a first-rate research university offering over 190 undergraduate and preprofessional programs, as well as over 140 graduate programs including certificates and master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. Many of Ball State’s programs consistently rank nationally including programs in architecture, entrepreneurship, telecommunications, and education. Ball State is a public university certified by the Higher Learning Commission. Located in Muncie, Indiana, the university is located within an hour’s drive of Wayne County.

Top 5 Degrees Awarded at Ball State University – Undergraduate & Graduate
Department 2015 2016 2017 2018
Nursing 291 266 232 280
Telecommunications 241 240 247 253
Interdepartmental Business 239 245 237 283
Elementary Education 250 202 239 236
Journalism 217 232 242 218
Total Degrees Awarded 5,719 5,505 5,870 6,211
Miami University – Oxford, Ohio

One of the oldest public universities in the U.S., this liberal arts university is also known as the “Yale of the West” and ranks among the nation’s top universities for quality of teaching and overall student experience. Miami University offers degrees in over 120 areas of study and 60 master’s and doctoral degree programs. Miami University located just over the Indiana state line in Oxford, Ohio is within a 40-minute commute of Wayne County.

Top 5 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded at Miami University
Degree 2014 2015 2016 2017
Accountancy 236 234 224 197
Finance 291 318 338 301
Marketing 244 299 256 319
Psychology 185 204 213 182
Strategic Communication 85 154 222 216
Total Degrees Awarded 5,043 4,846 5,050 5,396