At Indiana State, our color is blue and our purpose is you.
We are a student-focused public university founded in Terre Haute, Ind., in 1865. We prepare students to build great careers and assume important leadership roles in the community, state, and nation. Sycamore graduates join a network of 100,000+ successful Indiana State alumni who continue to participate in the life of our campus and in the work of our current students.
Our tree-filled residential campus is home to 10,800+ undergraduate and graduate students studying in more than 100 academic programs. The Sycamore student body represents all 50 states and 65 countries around the world. Indiana State offers you the chance to become part of residential Living-Learning Communities, where you’ll study and play alongside students from different backgrounds who share similar interests, career goals, and academic programs.
A degree from Indiana State gives you an edge in today’s skilled workforce and a head start on future opportunities. Our students learn by doing. One hundred percent of our programs incorporate practical, hands-on learning activities, many within the first year.
Some of the most popular degree programs in our five academic colleges include: Cybercriminology and Security Studies; Operations and Supply Chain Management; Psychology; Social Work; Packaging and Engineering Technology; and Education. Many of our undergraduate and graduate degrees are available either on campus or 100 percent online!
Indiana State’s exceptional faculty are not just teachers. They also serve as leaders, mentors, and role models. They demonstrate the practical applications of classroom concepts and introduce you to dynamic professional networks that position you for success. Our average teacher/student ratio is 18:1, meaning you will receive personalized instruction from faculty members who are just as invested in your success as you are.
Indiana State is also invested in providing modern, comfortable, accessible learning spaces and technologies for our students. We have invested $400 million into campus renovations and new construction during the past decade.
Experiences such as internships, service learning, and study-abroad trips can add depth and context to your classroom studies. And, with 260+ student clubs and organizations, your campus life beyond academics will be a learning experience all its own. Indiana State is a fun, active campus bustling with student activities, community service projects, arts, culture, and entertainment, and, of course, Sycamore Athletics!
Terre Haute is a fun college town that combines city conveniences, a small-town atmosphere, and plenty of shopping, dining, and outdoor recreation opportunities. It’s located about an hour west of Indianapolis and is a day-trip away from other major metropolitan destinations like Chicago and St. Louis.
Princeton Review has listed Indiana State among the Midwest’s best universities (2020), and Forbes has recognized us as one of America’s Best Value Colleges (2019). Employers also know the value of hiring Sycamores – Indiana State graduates enjoyed a 92 percent job placement rate in 2020.
Indiana State invests 150 years of tradition, commitment, and service into preparing you for tomorrow’s world. You are why we are here. We can’t wait to welcome you as part of our Sycamore family!