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Undergrad Profile

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Trine University in Angola, Indiana, is a private, coeducational university that grants bachelor’s, master’s, and a doctorate degree at nine locations in three states for both traditional-aged students and adult learners. Trine provides practical engineering, education, business, health sciences, and liberal arts and sciences programs that focus on work-ready skills and leadership experience. Trine is nationally recognized for its programs in science and engineering. Students thrive in small classes and benefit from personal attention and mentoring from Trine’s faculty members, who have real-life experience. 

Students expand their horizons both in and out of the classroom with activities from clubs, athletics, and intramural sports to internships, research opportunities, and study abroad programs. Nearly all students (99.7%) find employment or are in graduate school within six months of graduation.

At Trine, the fastest-growing private college in Indiana, growth and change continue on campus. The Jim and Joan Bock Center for Innovation and Biomedical Engineering opened in August 2013. This $6 million, nearly 25,000-sq. ft. structure is home to Trine’s Innovation One (i1), an incubator for technology and business to help spur economic development in the region, and laboratories stocked with state-of-the-art equipment to support i1 and the Allen School of Engineering and Technology.

The new T. Furth Center for Performing Arts, which houses Trine’s music program, opened in May 2014. Trine has invested $7.8 million in renovations in order to provide a prominent place for the arts in the lives of residents and students.

A theater, fitness center, store, Whitney Commons dining hall, and Trine’s WEAX radio station keep the atmosphere lively. Eight student apartment buildings offer private suites and baths; recreation areas and lounges feature fireplaces and big-screen TVs. Campus-wide technology upgrades include an expanded fiber-optic network within a wireless environment and shared multimedia access for teaching (smart) classrooms. The Keith E. Busse/Steel Dynamics Inc. Athletic and Recreation Center boasts a 200-meter indoor track and tennis courts. Shive Field features artificial turf for football and lacrosse, while practice fields and sidewalks complete Thunder Sports Park. Trine opened the 2015 football season in the Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium, with lights for night games and capacity for 5,000 fans.

Allen School of Engineering and Technology
Trine’s engineering program underscores the essential skills for finding innovative solutions to complex problems. Trine’s ABET-accredited programs prepare students for rewarding careers in engineering by focusing on the technical, intellectual, and interpersonal skills needed by successful leaders in science and technology. Plus, the program is excellent preparation for a student’s registration as a professional engineer.

Trine’s engineering faculty are active scholars who hold advanced degrees from institutions such as Princeton, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Virginia Polytechnic, and MIT. These instructors embrace the opportunity to help students thrive in small classes by working beside them and getting to know each as individuals.

Most students complete internships and research projects, gaining hands-on experience and job skills. As a result, Trine’s engineering graduates enjoy some of the highest pre-graduation placement rates and entry-level salaries in the nation. Ninety-nine percent of Trine’s 2014 engineering graduates found jobs in their field or were enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Trine’s Ketner School of Business
Accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, Trine’s Ketner School of Business also offers unique courses of study, including a golf management major through its 18-hole Zollner Golf Course. Newly reopened in 2015, Ford Hall is now home to the most state-of-the-art, updated classrooms and learning labs. Designed for the 21st-century business professional, this $6 million renovated building is the new home to the Ketner School of Business.

The Franks School of Education
The Franks School of Education prepares bachelor’s degree candidates for careers in elementary, secondary, and special education through programs accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

School of Health Sciences
Trine has recently added the School of Health Sciences, which offers exercise science, physician assistant (to launch in 2017), and pre-physical therapy programs. For information about graduate options, visit

The School of Professional Studies
The School of Professional Studies, with nine campuses in Indiana, Michigan, and Arizona, grants associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in 35 areas of study. SPS offers online classes along with seated classes geared to working adults’ schedules.




Location: Trine University is in Angola, Indiana, in picturesque Steuben County, a resort community known as “The Land of 101 Lakes.” Academic, athletic, residential, and dining establishments are within close proximity to Trine’s lovely 400-acre campus.

Enrollment: 4,500 students

Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Academic Programs:
• Allen School of Engineering & Technology
• Franks School of Education
• Jannen School of Arts & Sciences
• Ketner School of Business
• School of Health Sciences
• School of Professional Studies

Placement Rate: Trine students are national leaders in finding work in their majors after graduation, and starting salaries are above average for many. Over 99% of graduates find work or enroll in graduate school within six months.

Internships: Many students participate in at least one off-campus internship and gain valuable work experience, professional skills, and perspective in their chosen fields. Trine students have completed internships with companies such as Abbott Labs, AOL Inc., BAE/Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, DuPont, GE Aviation, NASA, Naval Facilities Engineering, Sprint, and Swales Aerospace.

Athletics: Trine’s 21 varsity teams compete in the NCAA Division III Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Many students participate in intramural sports, and Trine’s own Zollner Golf Course, an 18-hole course that served as the site of the 2012 NCAA Division III women’s championships, is available to all students.

Scholarships & Financial Assistance: Trine awarded more than $24 million in institutional aid to students in 2014–2015. Ninety-eight percent of students receive some kind of merit- or need-based financial assistance. U.S.News & World Report (2014) listed Trine for the 11th consecutive year among the finest comprehensive colleges and universities in the Midwest.