In 2012, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) released a plan to have 60% of working-age adults in the state hold postsecondary credentials, such as an associate or bachelor’s degree or even a professional certificate. The arguable linchpin to the project was the state’s online degree programs, due to their convenience and quick time to completion.
The ICHE reached out to colleges and universities, asking them to support the initiative by offering more online programs and more distance services. Today, 34 schools throughout the state participate in the program, a testament to how lockstep the state and its schools are in their commitment to online learning.
Before we look at the best online colleges in Indiana for 2016, let’s consider how both higher education and online education are faring in the state today.