Fishers residents are geographically lucky when it comes to higher education. There are plenty of options available, whether they are for first-time students looking to pursue their college degree, adults wanting to continue their education or people who want to learn a new skill or trade.
Anderson University, the local Christian college, offers more than 60 majors for undergraduates, including majors in social work and public relations. But what is really interesting is that all of those courses are available to returning adults as well.
“Anderson offers undergraduate degrees for adults, so anyone can take advantage of all 60 majors,” says Ruth Pritchett, a recruiter for the School of Adult Learning at Anderson University. “Anyone who is wanting to just take a class here or there can take classes online, or there are even some that are a semester long in the evenings for working adults.” A bonus for adults at Anderson is that students 25 and older get a reduced rate in their tuition. “Adults come for various reasons, so we have various programs available, including development programs where we deal with local companies based on their needs,” Pritchett adds.
At Indiana Tech, courses are offered in either the Traditional Day School or College of Professional Studies. Students can choose from courses in graphic communications, therapeutic recreation and Web design, among others. With more than 30 student clubs and organizations, as well as nine intercollegiate sports programs and intramural sports, students can enjoy a wide range of activities on campus.
At Ball State, students can take their education into their own hands. The school offers 180 majors and 11 pre-professional programs in addition to a wide variety of minors and certificates. With so many options, Fishers residents can take learning to a whole new level, regardless of where they start.