2021-2022 Catalog


Indiana Wesleyan University at a Glance

Founded: 1920

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

President: David W. Wright, Ph.D.

Enrollment: With over 12,000 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

Accreditation: 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 academic programs.

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

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) serves undergraduate and graduate residential and commuter students on the home 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 and the Graduate Counseling Program. Approximately 2,500 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. Programs are available in Addictions Counseling, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Education, Human Services, International Relations and Security, Leadership,  Liberal Arts, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work, and Ministry. CAPS enrolls over 7,000 students.

The School of Nursing (SON) includes the divisions of Pre-licensure, Post-licensure, and Graduate Nursing. The School of Nursing offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs. Several delivery systems (residential/traditional, blended, and online) are utilized in The School of Nursing which currently enrolls over 2,400 students.

The School of Health Sciences: This principal academic unit at Indiana Wesleyan University offers graduate programs in public health, athletic training, and occupational therapy and an undergraduate program in occupational 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: With over 500 students enrolled in the Master of Divinity (in both English and Spanish), Master of Arts in Ministry, Master in Practical Theology, and Doctorate in Ministry, the first seminary belonging to The Wesleyan Church serves ministers from nearly 40 denominations in over 10 countries.

The Graduate School provides oversight of qualifications for graduate faculty, standards for curriculum development and policies that govern all graduate programs.

Rankings: 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.” 

Education and Service Centers: IWU currently offers classes at the following education centers and in other locations throughout the region.

Indiana Kentucky
 Fort Wayne
 Florence         Cincinnati
 Greenwood  Lexington         Cleveland (Independence)
 Indianapolis North   
 Louisville  Columbus
 Kokomo    Dayton

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

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