Indianapolis Offers Award-Winning Education

Colleges in Indianapolis are recognized for being some of the best in the Midwest.

Karen Schwartzman
On Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 17:15

 Colleges in Indianapolis are recognized for being some of the best in the Midwest.

Primary Education As the seat of Marion County, Indianapolis is served by eleven separate school districts. While students are geographically assigned to schools based on location within their district, parents do have some choice about which school their child attends in their given district. Additionally, Indianapolis offers several charter schools, magnet schools and alternative school programs. Higher Education Indiana University, or IUPUI as it's commonly called, is a leading urban research center where students earn degrees from either Indiana or Purdue University. It was recently named one of the “top five up and coming” American universities by the U.S. News and World Report, and the 8th best public college in the Midwest by Forbes. The campus itself is composed of 21 schools and offers degrees in 250 different programs, including their nationally-ranked programs in nursing, public and environmental affairs, law and health. Just five minutes from downtown is Butler University. Noted for its academics as well as its park-like setting, Butler combines quality education with an all-around enjoyable college experience. The campus offers over 115 student organizations as well as Greek life, so student's have plenty of opportunities to get involved. This university puts emphasis on the liberal arts and offers over 65 majors. Other colleges in the area include Ivy Tech Community College, Marian College and Brown Mackie College. Photo courtesy of Serge Melki


A writer, sky diver, book lover and bungy jumper, Karen Schwartzman is a content coordinator by day and trivia fanatic by night.