Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus

Columbus, IN

Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus

Columbus, IN

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Indiana University–Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees in a small campus environment located in the heart of South Central Indiana. 

With small class sizes; talented, dedicated faculty; one-on-one advising; and experiential learning opportunities, students receive personalized attention that leads to success both inside and outside the classroom.

Degree programs
IUPUC offers Indiana University undergraduate degrees in Business, Community Health Advocacy, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, English, General Studies, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Psychology, and Sociology as well as Purdue University undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Biology. In addition, IUPUC offers advanced degrees from IU, including a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, and Master of Science in Nursing.

Small campus, big opportunity
At IUPUC, you won’t be just another student in the crowd. With just over 1,400 students, the average class size at IUPUC is 15, which provides you with direct access to and individualized attention from your professors. Each degree program presents students with experiential learning opportunities such as research projects, internships, and clinical and field experience with a number of community partners, including regional hospitals, school corporations, manufacturers, and companies in Columbus and the surrounding areas. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in one of more than 380 study abroad programs offered by Indiana University. 

World-class facilities
The IUPUC Simulation Center is one of only 100 nursing simulation labs worldwide to be accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. In late 2018, IUPUC introduced immersive virtual reality technology from SimX, making it one of only four institutions in the nation using the software and the only nursing school to do so.

The Social Neuroscience Lab conducts ongoing research focused on characterizing bio-behavioral processes that underlie social information processing. Current research projects include temperature and social brain connectivity and activity in autism, and recognizing first-person perspective movement.

About Columbus, Indiana
Columbus, Indiana, is located 45 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis and has a population of more than 47,000 residents. Columbus is a growing and vibrant community that is known for its architecture and is ranked sixth in the nation for architectural innovation and design by the American Institute of Architects, right behind Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington, DC. 


• 1,400+ students
• Average class size of 15
• 12 bachelor’s degree programs
• 3 master’s degree programs
• 300+ scholarships awarded each year

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