Mission | Values | Beliefs

IUPUC's mission is to be the first choice for those who seek a small university experience in south central Indiana that emphasizes intellectual and personal development, community engagement, and preparation to enter the global workforce.

Our shared values and beliefs  focus on four concepts that guide our actions:

  • Excellence
  • Collaboration and innovation
  • Respect
  • Honesty and integrity

Our purpose is to deliver academic and administrative excellence in higher education, through an orientation toward collaboration and innovation, with respect for all who come to our campus and with honesty and integrity at our core.


Office of the Vice Chancellor & Dean

Welcome to Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC)!

Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) is a unique and special place. It is located in Columbus, Indiana, known for a remarkable collection of modern architecture, a beautiful downtown, a cooperative spirit, and a strong culture of innovation. The American Institute of Architects has ranked Columbus sixth in the nation for architectural innovation and design, right behind Chicago, New York City, Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

Closely affiliated with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), IUPUC offers access to the resources of two Big Ten schools, while providing the benefits and personal touch of a small college campus.  At IUPUC, you will find small class sizes, personal attention, opportunities to be involved, and a vibrant campus environment providing an academic experience that is exceptional. With an offering of bachelor’s and master’s degrees that meet the needs of today’s employers, IUPUC is a great choice.

At IUPUC you’ll find opportunities to study and work with highly qualified faculty and staff who are dedicated to the development of your whole person and to your success. Plus, you’ll work with skilled and caring professional academic advisors on an individualized plan to reach your academic and career goals. Your individualized plan will include a degree program from IUPUC or IUPUI with all, or at least most, courses offered in Columbus. This partnership allows us to offer you access to a broad range of undergraduate degree programs - business, communication studies, elementary education, English, general studies, mechanical engineering, nursing, psychology and sociology. You can also continue your studies toward a graduate degree in our Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling programs.

We are excited that you are taking the time to learn more about our campus. IUPUC is a place where all students will feel supported while being encourage to realize their full potential.  If you are a prospective student, or parent, I invite you to visit our campus to see for yourself how IUPUC can be your campus. In the meantime, please take a few minutes to browse through our website and get to know us a little better.

Reinhold Hill
Vice Chancellor and Dean, IUPUC

Contact, Address and Additional Links


4601 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203

Phone: 812.348.7311

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