Ancilla College

  • Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. The College's religious tradition is Catholic; its climate ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.

School Highlights

Ancilla College serves 415 students (73% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Ancilla College(IN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPublic
Total Faculty22 staff42 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Ancilla College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The Ancilla College diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has grown by 200% over five years.
Total Enrollment415 students3,694 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:131:1
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# Full-Time Students305 students995 students
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# Part-Time Students110 students2,699 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
192192
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% Hispanic
8%
3%
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% Black
20%
6%
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% White
62%
39%
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% Two or more races
5%
1%
% Non Resident races
5%
1%
% Unknown races
-
49%
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Diversity Score0.560.60
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College Completion Rate
32%
50%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,100$30,600
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Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $13,730 is less than the state average of $14,589. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$13,730$14,589
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%82%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate69%78%
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Ancilla College is a two-year, liberal arts, independent community college serving the people of Northern Indiana, and is sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Sisters. The College's tradition is Catholic, its climate ecumenical. The campus is located 25 miles south of South Bend, IN and 90 miles southeast of Chicago. South Bend is home to many Fortune 1000 companies, one major league sports team, and many cultural attractions, including the Symphony Orchestra, the Institute of Arts, and the University of Notre Dame. Within easy driving distance from the campus are many state parks and lakes. Ancilla College, under the sponsorship of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, was organized as a two-year college specializing in teacher training in l937. In 1966 the College was enlarged and its programs expanded to admit area students who were interested in pursuing higher education. At the same time the College incorporated itself as a separate entity from the religious congregation which founded it. Since 1966, Ancilla has combined various career preparation programs with its liberal arts orientation. It now serves traditional and non-traditional students primarily from a seven-county area in northern Indiana and seeks to meet needs of the community, business, and industry. As the College continues to grow, it reaches out further to provide higher education to interested persons by offering classes at off-campus locations in the surrounding areas. Ancilla is the only accredited private, nonprofit two-year college in Indiana. As a two-year, co-educational, liberal arts college, Ancilla College focuses on preparing you for a rewarding career in over 24 degrees and 4 certificate programs. We offer a variety of day, evening, and weekend classes to fit your busy schedule and meet your educational needs. Accredited byThe Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Ancilla College is incorporated in the state of Indiana and chartered to grant the Associate of Arts Degree (AA), the Associate of Science Degree (AS), the Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS), and the Associate of Science in Nursing Degree (ASN).

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The nearest community college to Ancilla College is Ivy Tech Community College-Northcentral (24.6 miles away).
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