Fort Wayne Colleges and Schools

Fort Wayne, Indiana, a midsize metro area in the heart of the Midwest, is known for its low cost of living, quiet neighborhoods, and a variety of cultural and quirky food festivals. Residents have access to excellent entertainment options and a vibrant arts scene. Students attending colleges in Fort Wayne should be prepared for all four seasons, although the town is far enough from the Great Lakes to avoid lake-effect snow.

The state of Indiana offers college-minded students the opportunity to get a head start on college credit while still in high school through its dual credit program.

Fun Facts about Trade and Technical Schools in Fort Wayne

Two Fort Wayne colleges offer technical training; both offer student housing and recreation on campus as well. At the Indiana Institute of Technology, the most popular degree programs are in business, computer science, criminal justice, engineering and education. This large college has varsity sports for men and women, with most athletes competing in track and field.

Aspiring cosmetologists can learn their professional craft at colleges in Fort Wayne like Rudae's School of Beauty Culture and Ravenscroft Beauty College.

Fun Facts about Fort Wayne Colleges and Universities

Purdue University is the largest of the universities in Fort Wayne and offers bachelor's degree programs in business, science, education, information systems, and more. Student can enjoy a full college campus experience or they can choose to pursue one of the many online degree program. Seventy-five percent of Purdue alumni still live and work in Indiana.

The University of Saint Francis is a Catholic college founded in 1890 as a teacher training college for women. Today it is a co-ed institution and has a full liberal arts roster. The most popular majors are in registered nursing, business administration and health and wellness.

Graduate Schools in Fort Wayne

The University of Saint Francis offers master's degree programs in 10 different fields, including studio art, school counseling and physician assistant studies, as well as two different doctoral programs in nursing.

Purdue University offers 16 graduate degree programs, the most popular being business and registered nursing.

Concordia Theological Seminary offers advanced degrees in divinity/ministry and theology. Its quiet village-like campus was designed by famed architect Eero Saarinen.

To learn about more trade schools and universities in Indiana, visit our Indiana colleges page.


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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics,
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