Trine University

Angola, IN

Trine University

Angola, IN

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A commitment to excellence

Founded in 1884 as Tri-State Normal College by the residents of Angola, Indiana, Trine University now serves approximately 5,000 students on a beautifully transformed 450-acre campus, at its Center for Health Sciences in Fort Wayne, and online.

Trine offers nearly 40 career-focused undergraduate majors in the Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, and Health Sciences. The Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences, located on the main campus in Angola, offers undergraduate and pre-professional programs that prepare students for research and medical school, as well as for graduate degrees such as Trine’s Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs in Fort Wayne.

Students are drawn to Trine by the success of its graduates, with nearly 100% employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation over the last seven years. Trine graduates are prepared for their careers through real-world clinical experiences and personal guidance from caring, expert faculty.

Trine’s vibrant campus is home to 36 competitive athletic teams, including 27 that compete at the NCAA Division III level. Known as the Thunder since 1990, Trine’s teams regularly contend for conference titles, with several teams recently participating in national tournaments.



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Direct-Entry Graduate Programs

Trine University offers direct entry for students interested in continuing on to the Master of Physician Assistant Studies or Doctor of Physical Therapy programs in Fort Wayne. Trine’s direct-entry programs also offer the opportunity to complete your undergraduate degree in three years. Students in the Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences go on to graduate programs in related fields such as medicine, occupational therapy, the sciences, and athletic training at many other universities.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I never just sat in class for a lecture; the professors were constantly finding new ways to teach us in a hands-on way. Most exercise science professions are hands-on. Having this experience during undergraduate coursework prepared me for real-world jobs.”

    • Madison Marsh ’20
  • “Because of the small class sizes, I was able to form close connections with my professors and peers. This gave me additional resources outside the classroom and helped me succeed in learning material I might have otherwise struggled with.”

    • Robert Dick ’20