Indiana Private College Week proclaimed by the Governor’s Office

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2013-07-16
INDIANAPOLIS – It’s official! The Office of the Governor has proclaimed July 22-26, 2013, as Indiana Private College Week. All 31 private, nonprofit colleges and universities across the state, including Huntington University, are opening their doors to prospective students and their families.

During the visit, students will be able to tour HU and get a sense of their futue as a Forester. Register for a visit at Huntington University at www.explorehuntington.com.

The signed proclamation cites the productivity of Indiana’s independent sector of higher education¬. ICI campuses enroll 20 percent of the state’s undergraduates and annually produce 35 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in Indiana. The majority of ICI students graduate within four years and begin to contribute immediately to Indiana’s economy. Also cited is the distinctive role that the 31 campuses play in the educational and cultural advancement of Indiana. ICI graduates make invaluable contributions to communities throughout the state.

A complete list of participating campuses, as well as their event schedules, is available at www.indianacollegechoices.org. Tours and informational sessions will be offered.

Visitors between the ages of 16 and 20 touring one or more ICI campuses during Private College Week will have the chance to enter a drawing for one of three Amazon Kindles. Entry forms and rules will be available at each campus.

Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) is a nonprofit association that represents the state’s 31 private nonprofit colleges and universities. ICI member institutions enroll some 90,000 students (approximately 20 percent of all students statewide) and annually produce 35 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in Indiana. For more information: www.icindiana.org.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution a “Best Midwestern College.” Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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