Ancilla College

Ancilla College

Ancilla College was founded in 1937 by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, a Catholic religious congregation. It was originally established as an extension site for DePaul University and became a separate entity in 1966. The campus of Ancilla College occupies 63 acres in Donaldson, Indiana. The college offers associate's, and bachelor's degrees, as well as certificate courses of study. Students can also opt for transfer degree programs. The academic divisions of Ancilla College are:

  • Division of History, Behavioral Science, Education, and Business
  • Division of Humanities
  • Division of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Division of Sciences, Mathematics, and Information Technology

Ancilla College sponsors athletics teams in baseball, golf, basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball. The teams are called the Chargers, and they are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association, and the Michigan Community College Athletic Association. Students are also involved in organizations like Phi Theta Kappa, and they publish an on-campus newspaper known as "The Ancilla Times".

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Contacting Ancilla

Ancilla College
9601 S. Union Road
Donaldson , IN 46513-0001
General Phone: (574) 936-8898

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Ancilla Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine32registered nursing
Business and Management28business, business management
Liberal Arts13English, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, history
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and safety
Education and Teaching9elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education
Medical Support and Technology9health service and sciences
Therapy and Counseling7behavioral sciences
Medicine3medical preparatory
Science1biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry
Design1graphic design
Computer Science and Engineering1network management
Office and Administration0business support services
Fine Arts0fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for Ancilla in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree11523
Award of less than 1 academic year01
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years04

Ancilla Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ancilla had a total enrollment of 511 students (395 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 87%
Black 5%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 21%
20-21 25%
22-24 13%
25-29 12%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%

Ancilla Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 49 %
Part-Time 35 %

Ancilla Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,080
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,080
Books and supplies $ 1,250

Financial Aid:
Ancilla participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 178400)

Ancilla Faculty

Ancilla has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year2*0*
Associate professoracademic year0*1*
Assistant professoracademic year3$43,1933$43,694
Instructoracademic year3$44,2479$40,513
All faculty totalacademic year8$45,80613$41,423

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Ancilla Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports42832

Ancilla Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences

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Ancilla Highlights

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What Sets Ancilla Apart:

% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Ancilla % students on athletic fin. aid
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 11%Ancilla % of degrees in education and teaching
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Ancilla Number of degree programs
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Ancilla % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%Ancilla Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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