Indiana Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Indiana Tech) is a private, independent, four year university. The history of Indiana Institute of Technology dates back to the year 1930 when John A. Kalbfleisch founded the college. The college, then known as Indiana Technical College, was recognized as a proprietary school of the state of Indiana in 1931. The first classes of the college were held in 1931 with a total of eight students. The enrollment swelled quickly and by winter semester, there were 179 students enrolled for the college. In 1960, the college started offering 4 year degree programs and in 1963, the college was renamed as Indiana Institute of Technology.
The day school campus of Indiana Institute of Technology is located over a 42-acre campus east of downtown Fort Wayne. The university has an enrollment of more than 5,000 students and offers degree programs in business, criminal justice, computer studies, and engineering. The university comprises the College of Business, College of Engineering, and the College of General Studies. The College of Professional Studies offers accelerated learning programs and has campuses in Fort Wayne, Elkhart, and Indianapolis.
Indiana Institute of Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Indiana Institute of Technology offers a variety of degree programs that are offered in multiple formats: Traditional Day School, Accelerated, Online, and Independent Study.
Traditional Day School Format
The traditional day school format features multiple classes per week over a 15 week semester. The undergraduate degree programs offered at Indiana Institute of Technology are: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), and Associate of Science (A.S.). The Bachelor of Arts degree program is available in different areas of study such as Communication, Computer Science, and Information Systems. The students opting for the Bachelor of Science degree program can specialize in areas such as Accounting, Business Administration, Fashion Marketing, Computer Science, Networking, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Criminal Justice, and Psychology. The university also offers the Associate of Science program in areas such as Business Administration, Digital Graphics and Design, Web Design, Networking Management, and Accounting.
The College of Professional Studies offers classes in an accelerated format for learners who are employed full-time and are seeking career change or advancement. The classes are normally held once a week for 5-6 week sessions. The undergraduate degrees offered in the accelerated format are Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science. The graduate degree programs offered at Indiana Institute of Technology are: Master in Business Administration and Master of Science. The university also offers the Ph.D. in Global Leadership program.
Online and Independent Study Programs
Indiana Institute of Technology also offers numerous online courses wherein no class attendance is required and there are 5-6 week sessions. The online programs are offered in areas such as Accounting¸ Business Administration, Criminal Justice, General Studies, and Police Administration.
The university offers Independent study (ISP) which are self-paced correspondence courses and are available in areas like Accounting and Business Administration.
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To seek admission in Indiana Institute of Technology, students are required to submit the admission application form, ACT/SAT test scores, and official high school transcripts. Students are also required to submit information about their cumulative GPA and class rank. The university asks for letters of recommendation and personal essays and might ask students to appear for personal interviews.
International students are required to submit the application form, original secondary school transcripts/national exam score report, and certificates/provisional diplomas. They are also required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English by submitting their TOEFL/IELTS scores. Students are supposed to provide a certificate of finances to demonstrate availability of funds to finance the education and living expenses for a year. Applicants for the MBA program are required to submit three letters of recommendation.
Indiana Institute of Technology provides financial aid to students to help them meet their educational expenses. The basic objective of providing financial aid is to bridge the gap between family resources and annual educational expenses of the students enrolled for various programs at Indiana Institute of Technology. Different financial aid programs available for the students are: grants, work-study opportunities, scholarships, and student loans.
Scholarships, Grants, and Loans
The need-based grant options include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant, and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant. Students can avail various loan options such as Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Student Loan (subsidized or unsubsidized), and Federal Parent PLUS loan. Students can also apply for work-study programs wherein they can seek in-campus and off-campus work-study positions. The merit-based awards include Presidential Scholarship, Engineering & Computer Sciences Scholarship, International Scholarship, and Undergraduate Academic Awards for Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, and Liberal Arts and General Studies degrees.
To apply for financial aid from Indiana Institute of Technology, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. To be eligible for financial aid, students must be U.S citizens or eligible non-citizens. Indiana Institute of Technology recommends a priority deadline of March 10 to apply for the financial aid.
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Indiana Institute of Technology believes in creating an atmosphere where students are challenged to learn and grow outside the classroom. There are a number of student clubs and organizations for students to get involved in campus life. The Career Planning and Development Center provides assistance to students in defining career goals and finding opportunities for experiential learning. The Student Support Services office provides tutorial assistance and organizes academic counselling, cultural activities, and study skills classes for the students.
Housing and Dining
Indiana Institute of Technology offers on-campus housing for the students. There are 6 residence halls: Pierson Center, Evans-Kimmell Hall, Frank & Anne Oropeza Hall, Yergens-Rogers Hall, Kalbfleisch Hall, and Warrior Row.
The dining facilities are available for the students of Indiana Institute of Technology at the dining hall in Andorfer Commons and the menu options include deli sandwiches, pizza, salad bar, grilled items, refillable beverages, and desserts. There are vending machines available for the students throughout the campus.
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Indiana Institute of Technology competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (N.A.I.A.) and is a member of the Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference. There are 21 athletic teams which compete in men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s track, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s baseball, women’s volleyball, and women’s softball , men’s and women’s bowling, cheer team, and the wrestling team.
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