Indiana State University (ISU) is a public, coeducational university located in Terre Haute, Indiana. Founded in 1865 as the Indiana State Normal School, its first mission was to train elementary and high school teachers. In 1908, the school awarded its first Bachelor’s degree and in 1928, its first Master’s. From 1929 onwards, the school continued to expand and was eventually renamed Indiana State University.
Today, ISU is recognized as a leading state university. Throughout the past six years the Princeton Review has consistently named the university as one of the “Best in the Midwest”. Its graduate program in education was ranked as among the Top 100 by the U.S. News & World Report while its graduate program in nursing was ranked as among the Top 75.
Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, ISU offers both campus-based and online degree programs and certificates. Part of its Distance Learning curriculum, ISU’s online degree programs include Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in such fields as education, business, criminology, finance, insurance and risk management, nursing, athletic training, and construction technology. Its graduate education, financial services, nursing and clinical psychology programs are nationally recognized.
Cost of tuition for classroom-based courses for fulltime undergraduate students is US$3,757 per semester for instate students and US$8,213 for out-of-state students. For those taking up graduate degree courses, the rate of tuition per credit hour is US$341 for instate and US$670 for out-of-state. For online distance learning courses, tuition cost is US$4,696 per semester for undegraduate students and US$426 per credit hour for graduate students.
Financial aid is extended in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veteran’s benefits, and work-study arrangement.