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Independent Colleges of Indiana is the collective voice for excellence and choice in higher education for all students.

As a non-profit association, ICI represents Indiana’s 30 private, non-profit, regionally-accredited colleges and universities.


  • Public Policy Advocacy, especially in the cause of state and federally-funded student financial aid;
  • Public Information and Research about the performance and contributions of the independent college sector in Indiana;
  • Corporate and Foundation Fundraising, with all funds raised by ICI disbursed to member colleges;
  • Development of Collaborative Services, such as group purchasing and shared services among our campuses;
  • Administration of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, along with other scholarships and grants.


  • Founded in 1948 as the Associated Colleges of Indiana and serves as a fund-raising organization for Indiana’s independent colleges;
  • Has the distinction of being the first cooperative statewide association of independent colleges in the nation;
  • Represents Indiana’s 30 private, non-profit colleges and universities that are accredited, undergraduate degree-granting institutions of higher education
  • Incorporated in 1972
  • Became the merged entity of Independent Colleges of Indiana in 2005, when the Independent Colleges of Indiana Foundation legally became part of ICI.

A Timeline of our Colleges



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