8 Great Christian Colleges in Indiana
Are you looking to attend a Christian college or university in the midwest? If so, this list will give you a look into eight of the top Christian colleges in Indiana to help you make your decision. Learn about each school’s top programs, campus and spiritual life, and more.
Anderson University, located 40 minutes northeast of Indianapolis, is a four-year liberal arts university affiliated with the Church of God. Christianity is rooted in all areas of campus, including the school’s more than 50 academic programs. The top five majors at Anderson are psychology, management, exercise science, computer science, and education.
Student life is the center of this Christian university. Many students participate in student government, athletics, arts, dance, theater, and more. Service is also a very active realm on campus, so students have plenty of opportunities to help in the local community.
School size: 1,344
Average class size: 13
Undergraduate Tuition: $33,070
Learn more about this university on page 114 of THE Guide.
In Mishawaka, Bethel University is a private four-year liberal arts university affiliated with the Missionary Church. Bethel continues to add more academic programs as the university grows.
Students currently have 50 programs to choose from, with the top five majors being nursing, business, education, psychology, and exercise science. Bethel highly values mentorship and helping students find their life’s calling. For this reason, they have an extensive mentorship program in which most staff and students participate. In addition to mentorships, spiritual life is widely developed on campus through chapel and small group gatherings.
School size: 1,339
Average class size: 16
Undergraduate Tuition: $32,040
Learn more about this university on page 20 of THE Guide.
As a private liberal arts college in Goshen, Goshen College offers a variety of majors and minors for its students. Some popular programs include biology, business, nursing, communication, American Sign Language, and more. The Christian college is affiliated with the Mennonite Church USA; however, it admits students of all religions.
Something unique about Goshen College is it values intercultural educational experiences. Therefore, all students complete a term of study abroad or an intercultural experience in the United States.
School size: 749
Average class size: 23
Undergraduate Tuition: $35,940
Grace College is a liberal arts college affiliated with the Charis Fellowship and located in the city of Winona Lake, just a five-minute walk from the beautiful Winona Lake. You can complete most bachelor’s degree programs in just three years. The top five majors are elementary education, psychology, accounting, sports management, and criminal justice.
The college offers on-campus and online education, and every class is faith-integrated. In addition, the campus has 12 residence halls, cozy fireplaces, game rooms, and various clubs and organizations, providing endless opportunities to connect with fellow students.
School size: 1,247
Average class size: 19
Undergraduate Tuition: $28,148
Learn more about this college on page 133 of THE Guide.
Huntington University, in Huntington, is a private four-year liberal arts university affiliated with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. At this Christ-centered university, every class is taught through a biblical lens.
There are 70 academic concentrations, with the most popular majors being agribusiness, digital media arts, education, nursing, and occupational therapy assistant. On this lakeside campus, there’s a large focus on serving Christ through service, with students totaling over 13,000 hours of community service annually.
School size: 1,363
Average class size: 15
Undergraduate Tuition: $27,914
Learn more about this university on page 136 of THE Guide.
Indiana Wesleyan University
Indiana Wesleyan University, in Marion, is a four-year liberal arts university affiliated with the Wesleyan Church. The Christ-centered academic community at this university aims to develop students’ character, leadership skills, and scholarship.
The top five majors are nursing, elementary education, psychology, exercise science, and social work. In addition, the university has both on-campus, online, and regional centers in different states where students can learn.
School size: 2,463 residential undergraduate students
Average class size: 13
Undergraduate Tuition: $29,684
Learn more about this university on page 138 of THE Guide.
Oakland City University
In Oakland City, there’s Oakland City University, the only General Baptist-affiliated higher ed institution in the nation. However, the school accepts students from all faith backgrounds.
The school offers 17 majors, over 50 concentrations, and various degree types. The top five majors are business, criminal justice, education, university studies, and psychology. On campus, you can see students attending concerts like Soul Fest, watching outdoor movies, or participating in student government and other organizations.
School size: ~600
Average class size: <20
Undergraduate Tuition: $25,740
Taylor University, in Upland, is a four-year, liberal arts, nondenominational university. Conversations about Christ take place regularly on campus, with chapel occurring every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
The school offers over 90 majors and minors, with the top programs being engineering, business, education, Christian ministries, and computer science. Ninety percent of students (freshman-seniors) live on campus and gather regularly to participate in clubs, organizations, intramural sports, and service.
School size: 1,741 undergraduate students
Average class size: 19
Undergraduate Tuition: $37,176
Learn more about this university on page 165 of THE Guide.
As you can see, Indiana has some great options for Christian colleges. If you’d like to learn more about any of these Christian colleges in Indiana, check out THE Guide to Christian Colleges and Universities.