Colleges & Universities

Northeast Indiana Colleges and Universities


The Northeast Indiana Colleges and Universities network is a collaborative effort among 10 unaffiliated higher education institutions. This unique consortium is designed to ensure that employers considering a relocation or expansion in Northeast Indiana have access to the talent they need.

We work collectively to give site selectors, economic developers and business decision-makers swift responses to requests for information and to directly connect employers to Northeast Indiana’s robust talent pipeline.

One email or phone call will give you access to more than 40,000 students in over 240 degree and credential programs, as well as custom training programs to ensure your relocation or expansion in Northeast Indiana is a success!

Learn more about how Northeast Indiana collaborates on talent to support businesses.

Meet the Universities and Colleges in the Network

Grace College is an evangelical Christian community of higher education which applies biblical values in strengthening character, sharpening competence and preparing for service. Grace College is committed to the needs of Northeast Indiana with degrees in agribusiness, mechanical engineering for the orthopedic industry, and digital marketing.  Grace provides programs that allow students to earn both a Bachelor and Master Degree in four years.



Huntington University is a private, four-year, liberal arts institution committed to a call to Christ, scholarship and service. Each year, 99.7 percent of Huntington graduates find employment or attend graduate school within 6 months of graduation. The University draws students from 30 countries and all 50 states majoring in 70 different undergraduate and graduate disciplines, such as film, animation, nursing, business, ministry, education, allied health and occupational therapy.


Founded in 1930 in Fort Wayne, Indiana Tech has grown into a comprehensive university that arms students of all ages with career-focused degrees and the skills that today’s employers are looking for. Indiana Tech offers degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, in diverse fields such as engineering, computer sciences, business administration, education, criminal justice, health information technology, and many more.


Indiana University Fort Wayne

Indiana University has been a part of the Fort Wayne community for more than 100 years and is committed to providing Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana with an excellent, affordable health sciences education. At IU Fort Wayne, IU’s School of Dentistry,  School of Medicine and Department of Medical Imaging and Radiologic Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Social Work and School of Health and Human Sciences work together to create a unique health sciences environment based right here in one of the largest medical communities in the region. IU’s inspired, caring faculty work together across disciplines to create a uniquely connected health sciences learning environment that focuses on treating the whole person.


Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is a Christ-centered academic community committed to changing the world by developing students in character, scholarship and leadership. IWU-National and Global has offered innovative adult education opportunities since 1985. Over 10,000 adult learners attend classes online and at education centers throughout the Midwest. The residential campus is located in Marion, Ind.



Ivy Tech Fort Wayne prepares Northeast Indiana residents to learn, live, and work in a diverse and globally competitive environment by delivering a comprehensive public postsecondary education with numerous career, technical, and liberal arts transfer options. Areas of particular strength at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne include hands-on experience with some of the state’s most advanced technologies and training facilities, plus the convenience of more than 1,000 online classes along with the personal attention that comes with an average class size of 22.


Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. Manchester offers customized corporate education programs, more than 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master’s programs (athletic training and pharmacogenomics) and a professional doctorate in pharmacy to nearly 1,600 students from 28 states and 20 countries.


Purdue Fort Wayne is the largest university in Northeast Indiana and is a comprehensive university that provides access to globally recognized baccalaureate and graduate programs that drive the intellectual, social, economic, and cultural advancement of our students and our region. Areas of particular strength at Purdue Fort Wayne include small classes and individualized attention with all the attributes of a major research university.





Trine University offers career-focused undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, business, health sciences, education and arts and sciences. Small classes taught by caring, expert faculty along with practical experiences prepare students to lead, succeed and serve. More than 99 percent of Trine graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.




Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, University of Saint Francis engages a diverse community in learning, leadership and service. USF offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in healthcare, education, creative arts, business, and liberal arts. The knowledge and experience gained by University of Saint Francis students make them highly sought by employers in all fields.

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