Huntington University was founded by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ upon a vital evangelical Christian faith. The Board of Trustees, the administration, and the faculty are united in the conviction that this faith should characterize the entire program of the institution.
The trustees, administrators, faculty and staff of Huntington University annually sign a Statement of Faith.
Huntington University welcomes students of all faiths who understand its Christ-centered objectives and are willing to uphold community standards.
A Closer Look At Huntington University
- Huntington University associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 academic concentrations.
- Approximately 80 percent of faculty members have earned a terminal degree.
- 85 percent of HU seniors complete a practicum, internship, experience or clinical assignment. Surveyed students gave HU faculty high marks for discussing career paths, offering feedback, and participating in co-curricular activities and independent studies.
- Huntington University has earned a reputation for excellence. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.
- Forbes consistently lists Huntington as one of America’s Top Colleges – a distinction earned by fewer than 16 percent of degree-granting institutions. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list.
- Huntington University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
Focus on Real-World Learning
- Across the curriculum, hundreds of internships and related experiential learning opportunities are developed each year through collaborations between faculty and 700 partner companies (over 500 in the state of Indiana).
- Experiential learning opportunities are available for every academic major.
Emphasis on Service
- In an average year, 70-80 percent of resident students volunteer.
- More than 11,000 hours of service are given each year.
- Service-learning trips are planned annually across the United States and abroad.
Student Body: 1,300 students
- 916 traditional undergraduates
- 384 graduate and adult students
- 13 percent of the undergraduate student body is composed of United States ethnic minorities and international students.
- The Horizon Leadership Program offers competitive scholarships to a cohort of ethnically diverse students each year.
- Huntington University received the 2012 Andringa Award for Advancing Racial Harmony from the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
- 16 intercollegiate teams (NAIA).
- In the past decade, HU has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 234 All-America Scholar Athletes.
- Recent renovations include new competition track dedicated in 2012, soccer field renovations and King Track completed. Forest Glen baseball park renovations in 2015.
Current Strategic Initiatives
- Launch of the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies and the addition of a new animal science faculty member, as well as an ag education degree.
- Launch of an MBA program with Ambassador Enterprises.
- Addition of an occupational therapy program at the baccalaureate level in 2016. Continued expansion of the OTD program.
- Launch of campus site in Arizona in collaboration with the City of Peoria.
- Entrepreneurial development of subsidiary enterprises through HU Ventures, Inc.
- Building enrollment in graduate and online academic programs.
- Partnership with STAR 88.3 FM Christian radio network.
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