Indiana Institute of Technology
Seal of the Indiana Institute of Technology
Former names
Indiana Technical College
TypePrivate Coeducational
Established1930; 92 years ago (1930)
Endowment$137.6 million (2020)[1]
PresidentKarl W. Einolf
Academic staff
544 including full time and adjunct
Students9,652
Undergraduates8,848
Postgraduates804
Location,
U.S.

41°4′39.96″N 85°7′1.84″W / 41.0777667°N 85.1171778°W / 41.0777667; -85.1171778Coordinates: 41°4′39.96″N 85°7′1.84″W / 41.0777667°N 85.1171778°W / 41.0777667; -85.1171778
CampusUrban, 42 acres (17 ha)
Colors      Orange, black, white
NicknameWarriors
Sporting affiliations
NAIA, Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference
MascotMaximus the Warrior
Websitewww.indianatech.edu

Indiana Institute of Technology (Indiana Tech) is a private university in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was founded in 1930 as Indiana Technical College by John A. Kalbfleisch, who was also the school's first president.

The university today is organized into five colleges. The university specializes in career-oriented degree programs in business, engineering, computer science, education, criminal justice, and others. In addition to the traditional semester-long class format, Indiana Tech also offers accelerated degree programs and online programs via its College of Professional Studies.

Beyond its main campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana Tech maintains regional classroom and enrollment centers in 13 locations, including Elkhart, Evansville, Fishers, Greenwood, Huntington, Indianapolis, Jeffersonville, Kendallville, Mishawaka, Munster, and Warsaw in Indiana; and Louisville and Fort Wright in Kentucky. Indiana Tech also has two enrollment centers in the Chicago area, located in Naperville and Wilmette, Illinois.

Student athletics, both organized and intramural, are an important part of student life. Indiana Tech fields eleven men's and eleven women's teams that compete in the NAIA, in which Indiana Tech is a member of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference for all intercollegiate athletics.

History

History at a glance
Indiana Technical College Established 1930 Type for-profit
Opened 1931
Rechartered 1948 Type non-profit
Indiana Institute of Technology Renamed 1963

Indiana Technical College was founded in 1930 as a for-profit private technical college by John A. Kalbfleisch, a former president of Indiana Business College, a for-profit business school. Indiana Tech was formally incorporated in 1931 and opened for classes that same year. The school was rechartered in August 1948 as a non-profit, endowed college.

In 1953, Indiana Tech purchased the 20-acre (8.1 ha) campus of Concordia College, east of downtown Fort Wayne, from the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod as that school was being replaced by Concordia Senior College in a new suburban location north of the city. In 1963, Indiana Tech's name was changed from Indiana Technical College to Indiana Institute of Technology.

Academics

Indiana Tech offers associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

Indiana Tech is organized into the following colleges and schools:

Former Law School

Indiana Tech Law School began classes in the Fall semester of 2013. The American Bar Association (ABA) granted provisional accreditation to Indiana Tech Law School as of March 12, 2016.[2] Indiana Tech had to maintain provisional accreditation for a minimum of two years prior to seeking full ABA accreditation.[3] However, due to the stated loss of nearly $20 million in operating losses with anticipated higher losses in the future, the Indiana Tech Board of Trustees voted unanimously to cease operation of the law school effective June 30, 2017.[4]

Accreditation

The Abbot Center at Indiana Tech
The Abbot Center at Indiana Tech

Indiana Tech is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission,[5] while the biomedical, mechanical, and electrical engineering programs are also accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET),[6] and the College of Business has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).[7]

The university is approved and officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. State Department and is approved by the State Approval Agency for the enrollment of veterans and eligible persons. Additionally, the university is a member of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and adheres to its policies and practices.

Athletics

The athletic teams for Indiana Tech are known as the Warriors; their colors are orange and black with white accent. The university currently is a member of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and offers 26 intercollegiate athletic programs including Pep Band (the ice hockey team plays in Varsity Division and Division III of the American Collegiate Hockey Association):

Indiana Tech athletes have achieved notable success at the individual and team levels. Warrior teams have won 11 national titles, including in Women's Lacrosse and most recently in Men's and Women's Track and Field, with the Warrior men earning four straight NAIA national titles starting with the 2013 outdoor national championship. The women's track and field team has been similarly dominant, with the team earning back-to-back outdoor NAIA national titles in 2013 and 2014.

Over the years, Indiana Tech teams have collectively earned 99 national tournament appearances, 34 WHAC regular season championships, and 17 WHAC tournament championships. Individually, the university has produced 451 All-Americans, 308 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes, and 32 NAIA Individual National Champions.

In August 2016, Indiana Tech announced the launch of a varsity eSports program that began competition during the fall 2017 academic year. The program competes in the National Association of College ESports (NACE), of which Indiana Tech is a founding member.[8]

Student life

Summit Hall
Summit Hall
Andorfer Commons
Andorfer Commons

Indiana Tech has a variety of activities and organizations contributing to student life on campus, including many events organized each year through its office of Student Life. The main campus features a movie theater showing free weekly features; a performing arts theater for live performances; a rec center with a bowling alley, video gaming, pool and ping-pong tables and more; an art gallery featuring three or four new exhibits each year; and two main dining facilities, including a cafe featuring Starbucks coffee in its new Academic Center, as well as a third option in the new Max's Bistro, located in Summit Hall. Indiana Tech also regularly hosts outside performing arts groups and notable speakers from diverse backgrounds in education, business, public service, law and more.

Indiana Tech is also home to a variety of clubs, honor societies, student professional organizations, a local sorority and a national fraternity.

Greek organizations

Clubs

Professional organizations

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ As of June 30, 2020. U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20 (Report). National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. February 19, 2021. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  2. ^ "ABA-Approved Law Schools - Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar". Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions - Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar". Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Indiana Tech to shutter its law school". www.wane.com. Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. October 31, 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Higher Learning Commission". Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Find an ABET-Accredited Program - ABET". Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  7. ^ "IACBE Accredited - Indiana Institute of Technology College of Business" (PDF). IACBE. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  8. ^ "NACE ESports Directory Search". NACE ESports. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  9. ^ "Cyber Warriors – Indiana Tech Cyber Warriors". techcyberwarriors.org. Retrieved May 20, 2020.