2023-2024 Catalog


Indiana Wesleyan University at a Glance

Founded: 1920

Denominational Affiliation: The Wesleyan Church

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

President: Jon Kulaga, Ph.D.

Enrollment: With over 12,000 students, Indiana Wesleyan University is the largest member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and the largest private college in the state of Indiana (based on enrollment).

Retention Rate: 79% (first-time freshmen, bachelor's seeking undergraduates, Fall 2017 cohort)

Graduation Rate: 71% (first-time freshmen, bachelor's seeking undergraduates, Fall 2011 cohort)

Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission (see accreditation for complete listing)

Learning Modalities: IWU serves a diverse student population through traditional residential education, online education, and seminary education.

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.”  

Academic Units: The Indiana Wesleyan University structure is built upon three principal academic units, each led by a Vice President for Academic Affairs:

The College of Arts and Sciences

  • School of Arts and Humanities


    • Division of Art + Design
    • Division of Modern Language, Literature and Communication
    • Division of Music + Theatre


  • School of Physical and Applied Sciences


    • Division of Behavioral Sciences
    • Division of Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science
    • Division of Natural Science


  • School of Professional Studies


    • DeVoe Division of Business
    • Division of Social Sciences
    • School of Teacher Education


  • School of Theology and Ministry


  • School of Nursing and Health Sciences


    • Division of Pre-licensure Nursing
    • Division of Health and Human Performance
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy Doctorate


  • John Wesley Honors College


College of Adult and Professional Studies


  • DeVoe School of Business, Technology and Leadership


    • Division of Business
    • Division of Technology
    • Division of Leadership & Followership Studies


  • School of Integrated Learning and Development


    • Division of Graduate and Advanced Licensure Programs
    • Division of Undergraduate and Initial Licensure Programs
    • Division of Liberal Arts


  • School of Integrated Health


    • Division of Behavioral and Health Sciences
    • Division of Counseling
    • Division of Nursing - Post-licensure, Master's and Doctoral


Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University: Wesley Seminary was established in 2009 as the first seminary of The Wesleyan Church, providing innovative educational opportunities for ministry professionals.  The Master of Arts in Ministry, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry programs offer unprecedented accessibility to ministerial education for working adult students.


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  Louisville       Cleveland (Independence)
 Indianapolis North   

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


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