Anderson University

Anderson University

Anderson University, also referred to as AU, is located in Anderson, Indiana, United States. It was established in 1917 by the Church of God movement. Formerly, this university was known as the Anderson Bible Training School. The degree-granting academic schools and colleges of the university are:

  • College of Science and Humanities
  • College of the Arts
  • Falls School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Music
  • School of Nursing

The men's sports teams of AU participate in basketball, baseball, track and field, football, cross country, golf, soccer and tennis. The women's sports teams participate in sports such as track and field, cross country, golf, soccer, basketball, softball and volleyball. The university's athletic teams are nicknamed the Ravens.

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Anderson University
1100 E 5th St
Anderson , IN 46012-3495
General Phone: (765) 649-9071

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Anderson Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management213business, business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, organizational behavior, marketing
Education and Teaching95education, curriculum and instruction, elementary/middle school admin, elementary school teaching, teacher ed, art education, English teaching, health teaching, math teaching, ...
Liberal Arts57French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, general studies, diversity studies, political science, sociology, history ...
Religion and Philosophy54philosophy, religion, bible studies, religious music, theology, ministry
Nursing and Emergency Medicine43registered nursing, nursing administration
Family and Social Work29family systems, social work
Media25mass communication
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy24health and physical education, exercise science, athletic trainer
Therapy and Counseling18psychology
Science17biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Music15music, music performance, voice, music management
Security and Law Enforcement14criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering10information science, computer science
Mathematics6mathematics, mathematics and statistics, mathematics and computer science
Design6design and visual communication
Fine Arts4fine arts
Photography and Commercial Art1commercial art
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree47862
Master's degree1347
Associate's degree03
Doctor's degree105
First-professional degree91

Anderson Student Body

In 2007-2008, Anderson had a total enrollment of 2,707 students (2,480 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 73%
Graduate 25%
First Professional 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 83%
Black 7%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 27%
20-21 30%
22-24 14%
25-29 7%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Anderson Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 33 %

Anderson Room and Board (2007)

Anderson offers campus housing for 1,464 of its 2,480 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Anderson, Indiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Indiana Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Anderson Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470570
SAT Math470580
ACT Verbal2025
ACT Math2025
ACT Composite2125

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT74%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT49%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Anderson Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,920
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,920
Room and board $ 7,600
Room charge $ 4,860
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,740
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,800

Financial Aid:
Anderson participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 178500)

Anderson Faculty

Anderson 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
Professorcalendar year1*1*
Associate professorcalendar year0*3$58,233
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*5$54,340

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year45$63,75116$59,869
Associate professoracademic year20$55,51514$52,857
Assistant professoracademic year10$49,86015$44,480
Instructoracademic year2*11$40,664
All faculty totalacademic year77$59,16556$50,221

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

Anderson Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Anderson Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Design and Visual Communications, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Speech Teacher Education
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Family And Social Work
Family Systems
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Music Management and Merchandising
Music Performance, General
Music, General
Voice and Opera

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Anderson Apart:

Number of degree programs
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Top 7%Anderson Number of degree programs
% of degrees in religion and philosophy
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 8%Anderson % of degrees in religion and philosophy
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 8%Anderson Dorm rooms per full-time student
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%Anderson Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in music
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Anderson % of degrees in music
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Anderson % of degrees in business and management

checked Church of God affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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