Education & Training

Higher Education and Training

Within Anderson there are several higher learning institutions such as Anderson University, Purdue University Polytechnic, Harrison College at Anderson and IVY Tech Community College at Anderson (part of East Central Region).




Anderson University

Undergraduate Business (Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Business, Management, Marketing, Entertainment & Music Business), MBA, DBA (Doctor of Business Administration), Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, Criminal Justice




Purdue University Polytechnic Institute (Anderson)

Engineering Technology, Computer and Information Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Mechatronics Engineering Technology, Supply Chain Management Technology, Organizational Leadership




Harrison College (Anderson)

Criminal Justice & Social Service, Business (Management/HR/Accounting), Medical Assisting






IVY Tech Community College (East Central)

Advanced Automation and Robotics, Automotive Technology, Design Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics and Computer Technology, Energy  Technology, Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Production and Operations, Welding, Network Infrastructure, Server Administration, Information Technology Support (nearly 40 programs available in East Central region)





JobSource is a partner in the WorkOne Anderson office, operates the Workforce Investment Act providing career counseling and tuition assistance.

Other Higher Education Institutions in the Indianapolis Area include:  Marian College, Martin University, University of Indianapolis, Lincoln College of Technology, ITT Technical Institute, TechSkills, DeVry University, International Business College, National College, University of Phoenix


Four-Year College & Universities -2017 Data
University Enrollment Graduation Location
Institution Total Full-Time Part-Time  Under Grad Full-Time Graduate Full-Time 2017 Graduates City County
Anderson University 1,877 1,460 417 1,431 29 509 Anderson Madison
Purdue University -Anderson 128 63 65 63 0 10 Anderson Madison
Ball State University 22,513 16,440 6,073 15,203 1,237 5,324 Muncie Delaware
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 29,790 22,267 7,523 21,610 8,180 6,681 Indianapolis Marion
Butler University 5,081 4,632 449 4,179 453 1,158 Indianapolis Marion
Indiana Wesleyan University 13,850 12,947 903 10,803 3,047 5,644 Marion Grant
Taylor University 2,589 1,971 619 1,874 145 466 Upland Grant
Community and Technical College -2017 Data
University Enrollment Graduation Location
Institution Total Full-Time Part-Time  Under Grad Full-Time Graduate Full-Time 2017 Graduates City County
Ivy Tech –Anderson only 3,102 149 2,953 149 0 363 Anderson Madison
Ivy Tech –Muncie only 5,901 259 5,642 259 0 663 Muncie Delaware
Ivy Tech –Marion only 1,836 78 1,758 78 0 188 Marion Grant
Harrison College 103 69 34 69 n/a 62 Anderson Madison


Primary and Secondary (K-12) Education

Madison County Primary and Secondary School Corporations, Private Schools, and Alternative Schools include: 

2016-2017 School Year Stats
School Corporation Enrollment Graduation Grad. Rate Location -City
Alexandria Community 1,498 117 94.35% Alexandria
Anderson Community 6,994 371 95.87% Anderson
Elwood Community 1,621 89 90.82% Elwood
Frankton-Lapel Community 3,152 215 95.13% Lapel
South Madison Community 4,609 306 92.73% Pendleton
Anderson Preparatory Academy 847 47 90.38% Anderson
Liberty Christian School 521 46 97.87% Anderson
Indiana Christian Academy 282 10 90.91% Anderson


Additional Education and Training opportunities include:





D26 AHS Career Center (Anderson)

The Anderson Career Center is an area career center that serves students from eight schools in Madison, Delaware, Henry, Hancock, and Hamilton Counties.   Students attending the Anderson Career Center attend half of the school day at their home high school and half of their day at the Career Center involved in one of eighteen career/technical education programs.  Our programs are designed to serve students who choose to go directly into the workforce and those students who may choose to go on to a two or four year college program.  Many of our programs offer industry certifications and most offer dual college credits.





Hinds Career Center (Elwood)

The Hinds Career Center is an area career center that serves seven school districts in Madison, Hamilton, Tipton, and Grant counties. Six of the seven school corporations are rural districts with one or two small towns. Hinds Career Center provides the learning environment necessary for success in mastering those life-long skills essential in continuing education, the work force, and the community through career preparation emphasizing technical, communication and team-working skills.  Students that complete a career-technical program at Hinds Career Center can graduate on a path that provides options of pursuing post-secondary education toward an associate or bachelor degree, training through a technical college, apprenticeship in a trade, or direct entry into the workforce.


Nearby Hamilton County also offers a variety of quality educational opportunities. Many international students attend Hamilton Southeastern Schools in Fishers, Carmel Clay Schools in Carmel, Noblesville Schools in Noblesville, Westfield- Washington Schools in Westfield as well as private schools in Hamilton County. Madison County is an easy 20-minute drive from these communities.