Ancilla College

9601 S. Union Road
Donaldson, IN 46513-0001
Tel: (574)936-8898
  • 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 400 students (77% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 53%.
  • Ancilla College is the only community colleges within Marshall County, IN.
  • The nearest community college to Ancilla College is Ivy Tech Community College-Northcentral (24.9 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 47% over five years.
Ancilla College(IN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty22 staff28 staff
Ancilla College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Ancilla College has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Ancilla College diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment400 students1,806 students
Ancilla College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio18:134:1
Ancilla College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students307 students507 students
Ancilla College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students93 students1,299 students
Ancilla College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Ancilla College Enrollment Breakdown IN All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Ancilla College Asian (2008-2011)
% Hispanic
Ancilla College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Ancilla College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Ancilla College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Ancilla College More (2011-2012)
% Non Resident races
Ancilla College Non Resident (2007-2008)
Ancilla College Ethnicity Breakdown IN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.190.58
Ancilla College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Ancilla College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,100$31,500
Ancilla College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $13,730 is less than the state average of $15,017. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$13,730$15,017
Ancilla College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%89%
Ancilla College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$17,000$20,000
Ancilla College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,414$6,334
Ancilla College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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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For Indiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,878 per year for in-state students and $9,519 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,017 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Indiana is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Indiana community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Indiana is Kaplan College-Hammond. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.