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Carnegie raises UIndy classification to National Doctoral/Professional University

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INDIANAPOLIS – A new classification by Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education puts the University of Indianapolis in the same U.S. News & World Report category as the country’s elite institutions.

University of Indianapolis SealThe University of Indianapolis is now recognized as a national Doctoral/Professional University, which U.S. News & World Report uses in its annual higher education rankings. Schools in this category offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus masters and doctoral programs, as well as being engaged in research related to their various doctoral programs.

The University is also ranked nationally for the first time in the Social Mobility category, which recognizes institutions that are committed to enrolling economically disadvantaged students.

“This national recognition reflects the university’s enduring commitment to excellence and to providing life chances for students that are aspirational and concrete,” said University of Indianapolis President Robert L. Manuel. “We are proud of the ranking and we remain committed to offering the most personalized environments to educate our students and enable them to realize their fullest capabilities.”

For many years, the University of Indianapolis was included in the Master’s Colleges and Universities category by Carnegie, which U.S. News and World Report ranked as Regional Universities. With nearly 6,000 students enrolled for the fall 2019 semester, UIndy is one of only eight Indiana universities on the elite national list, tied in the rankings alongside Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, East Carolina University and West Virginia University. 

Founded in 1902, UIndy is a private liberal arts institution offering 100+ undergraduate degree programs, 40+ master’s degree programs, five doctoral programs, and a variety of certificate programs. Personalized attention, experiential learning, and a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1 are just the beginning of what makes the University of Indianapolis unique.

The University of Indianapolis continues to offer a comprehensive array of new programs this academic year:

  • The R.B. Annis School of Engineering added for Fall 2019 undergraduate degrees in Computer, General and Electrical Engineering, in addition to Computer Science, Mechanical, Software, and Industrial and Systems Engineering.
  • The Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences launched in Fall 2019 a Design Studies major, a Data Science major and Statistics minor, along with new concentrations in Geophysics, North American archaeology, and Crime Scene Investigation. 
  • Also launching this fall are new graduate programs in Data Analytics, Exercise Science, Public Relations, School Leadership and Management, Special Education Leadership and Practice, and District Level Administrator: Exceptional Needs. 
  • The College of Health Sciences added new dual degree or degree/certificate programs in Health Science, Gerontology and Occupational Therapy (graduate and doctoral). New accelerated adult degrees include Community and Nonprofit Leadership; Business Administration and Public Health Education and Promotion. The School of Nursing launched a minor in primary care.


About the University of Indianapolis 

The University of Indianapolis, founded in 1902, is a private, liberal arts university located just a few minutes from downtown Indianapolis. The University is ranked among the top National Universities by the U.S. News and World Report, with a diverse enrollment of nearly 6,000  undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students. The University offers a wide variety of study areas, including 100+ undergraduate degrees, more than 40 master’s degree programs and five doctoral programs. More occupational therapists, physical therapists and clinical psychologists graduate from the University each year than any other state institution. With strong programs in engineering,

business, and education, the University of Indianapolis impacts its community by living its motto, “Education for Service.”