Capture Higher Ed is proud to welcome one of its newest partners, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC).
Located in beautiful Columbus, Ind., IUPUC has an enrollment of more than 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students and offers 11 Indiana University degree programs and two Purdue University degree programs, including business, mechanical engineering, nursing, psychology and more. Students engage in rigorous classes of the same academic intensity as all IU and Purdue students but on a smaller, more close-knit campus.
IUPUC was founded in 1970 to serve the post-secondary education needs in South Central Indiana. The university works to align its academic offerings to the needs of the region and state with degrees leading to jobs in five of the 10 hottest careers in the area — nursing, teaching, business management, sales and mechanical engineering.
Originally known as IUPUI Columbus, the university opened its offices and classrooms on Aug. 17, 1970 as an extension of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), which had been established only a year earlier. Both IU and Purdue had provided higher education opportunities in Indianapolis for decades with programs in the liberal arts, medicine and more. In 1968 Mayor Richard Lugar called for “a great state university in Indianapolis” and IU and Purdue merged their local programs and schools to create IUPUI in 1969.
IUPUI Columbus officially became Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus — commonly known as IUPUC — in 1994.
Students at IUPUC benefit from their affiliation with the two Big 10 universities in several ways. For example, as part of IU, students can select from more than 380 study abroad trips to more than 50 countries. They also participate in experimental learning opportunities at several regional, national and global corporations in the area.
According to its mission, IUPUC is “a leading resource in South Central Indiana for the university-based education of its citizens through excellence in teaching, scholarship, creative activity, and service which together yield competent and motivated graduates.”