Harrison College was founded in 1902 under the name Marion Business College, and was later named Indiana Business College as it expanded. Today, Harrison College has 12 campuses throughout Indiana and Ohio and is known for providing a career-focused higher education to its more than 6,000 students. These campuses offer daytime and evening classes and small class sizes so that students receive individual attention from their instructors. In addition to these campuses, Harrison College has an online campus. The online format works particularly well for those who need a flexible higher education because of their work schedule or family responsibilities. Harrison College also encompasses a culinary division called the Chef’s Academy for students who wish to pursue careers in culinary arts and related areas. The career-focused curriculum at Harrison College has allowed a large percentage of graduates from many of the school’s programs to gain employment within one year of graduation, according to Harrison’s placement rates.
Harrison College’s online campus offers programs and courses in business, criminal justice, information technology (IT), and health sciences. In business, Harrison College Online offers associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and diploma programs in areas like accounting, administrative professional, business management, business marketing, fashion merchandising, human resources, logistics, office assistant, and project management. Bachelor’s and associate degrees are available in criminal justice, and students can also earn an associate degree in paralegal studies. IT programs include health informatics, help desk technician, interactive media design, network administration, and a bachelor’s degree in IT. Finally, students can choose from a number of health sciences programs to prepare them for careers in health care and allied health, including health informatics, health care management, medical assisting, medical office assisting, medical reimbursement technology, and an RN-to-BSN program for registered nurses seeking a bachelor’s degree.
Harrison College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. The college is also pre-accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Prospective students begin the admissions process at Harrison College by completing and submitting an online application, or by contacting the college directly to speak with an admissions representative. Once the application in submitted, a program specialist will contact the student concerning his or her application status. The student receives a personalized admissions appointment to help match the student with the appropriate program and to discuss financial and career considerations. Applicants complete an entrance exam called the Scholastic Level Exam so that the college can gauge which classes are appropriate for students just getting started. This exam tests the applicant’s math, vocabulary, and reasoning skills. Harrison College does not have any application fees or deadlines, meaning students can apply throughout the year.
500 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204