2013-2014 Catalog


Indiana Wesleyan University at a Glance





Mission Statement:

Indiana Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered academic community committed to changing the world by developing students in character, scholarship and leadership.




David W. Wright, Ph.D.




With almost 16,000 students, IWU has the largest student enrollment in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and among private institutions in the state of Indiana.



Denominational Affiliation:

The Wesleyan Church




Higher Learning Commission (see accreditation for complete listing)



Diversity of Learning:

IWU serves a diverse student population through traditional and adult-centered on-site and online delivery methods.



Academic Units:

On July 1, 2009, Indiana Wesleyan University instituted a new structure built around the following academic units:




The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) serves primarily undergraduate residential and commuter students on the main Marion campus. CAS is comprised of five schools, which offer more than 70 majors in a traditional semester format. CAS also houses the John Wesley Honors College, the Graduate Counseling Program and the Center for Addictions Counseling. Approximately 2,800 students are enrolled.




The College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) offers convenient adult-focused undergraduate and graduate programs at regional education centers throughout Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, and online. Courses in the chosen program are followed in sequence with the same group of students and are delivered in intensive block rather than semester format. Students augment their cohort experience with elective courses. CAPS houses the Ed.D. with a major in Organizational Leadership. CAPS enrolls over 10,000 students.




The School of Nursing (SON) contains the divisions of Pre-licensure, Post-licensure, and Graduate Studies. The School of Nursing includes bachelor's- and master's-level students. Several delivery systems (traditional, adult on-site, and online) are utilized in The School of Nursing which currently enrolls over 2,200 students.



  The School of Health Sciences: This new principal academic unit at Indiana Wesleyan University is developing graduate programs in public health, athletic training, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. The School is committed to interprofessional teaching, scholarship, research, and clinical practice, seeking to improve health and quality of life, especially in underrepresented communities, through a Christ-centered ministry of healing.


Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University is one of the university's principal academic units. With over 300 students enrolled in the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Ministry, the first seminary belonging to The Wesleyan Church serves ministers from nearly 40 denominations.




The Graduate School provides oversight of qualifications for graduate faculty, standards for curriculum development and policies that govern graduate studies in Counseling, Business, Leadership, Nursing, Health Sciences, Education and Ministry.




IWU is consistently ranked in the top tier of Midwest Regional Universities in “Best Colleges” published by U.S. News and World Report. U.S. News and World Report also commonly reports IWU as an “A+ School for B Students” and a “Best Value School” and in 2011 listed IWU as an “Up-and-Comer” institution for having made “promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus, or facilities.” The Best Christian Workplaces Institute included IWU on its 2009 list of certified Best Christian Workplaces in America. In a similar survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education, IWU was named one of America's Great Colleges to Work For.



Education and Service Centers:

IWU currently offers classes for adults at the following education centers and in other locations throughout the region. This list continues to grow as the university expands into new territories.


Indiana Kentucky Ohio Illinois 


Columbus Florence Cincinnati Naperville*


Fort Wayne Lexington Cleveland (Independence)  


Greenwood Louisville Cleveland
(Mayfield Heights)


Indianapolis North



Indianapolis West













*Service Center 
Online Courses: IWU offers a wide range of degree programs in online format.

Service Center: 

IWU began operations at its newest physical location in Naperville, Illinois, on January 2, 2013. The new Naperville Service Center has a smaller footprint than IWU’s traditional education center settings and is focused initially on recruiting and servicing students for online programs.

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