Grace College is one of 31 schools participating in Indiana Private College Week, July 23-27. Campus tours and admissions/financial aid meeting are available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Grace College saw a record-breaking 17 percent increase in incoming freshman enrollment for the Fall 2011 semester. This was largely due to the fact that Grace was one of the first schools in the nation to offer a three-year degree option across all majors. Incoming students were eager to take advantage of the money and time-saving options the three-year program offers.
Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) campuses encourage and welcome visitors throughout the year, this concentrated week offers the opportunity to experience one or more campuses in a less formal way during the summer. It also allows students who may not have ever considered attending one of Indiana’s independent colleges to begin to explore that option. A complete list of participating campuses, as well as their event schedules, is available at www.indianacollegechoices.org.
According to research conducted by Eduventures, 71 percent of high-school students identify the campus visit as the most trusted source of information about a college. There’s certainly no better way for students to experience the “feel” of a campus and to discover their “best fit” for college.
“We want every family to find out why earning a degree at an Indiana private, non-profit college is smart academically and smart financially,” says Richard L. Ludwick, ICI president & CEO. “Unlike at other types of Indiana colleges and universities, the majority of our students graduate in four years rather than six— or two-thirds the time it takes elsewhere.”
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 an Apple iPad. Entry forms and rules will be available at each campus.
For more information on visiting Grace College, visit the website at www.grace.edu/visit or contact the Admissions Office at 866-947-7223.
Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. is a nonprofit association that represents the state’s 31 private nonprofit colleges and universities. ICI member institutions enroll more than 87,000 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.