Strategic Priorities

IUPUC's strategic priorities can be summarized as:

  • Regional and global impact
    IUPUC will meet the global workforce needs of regional industry with the right programs at the right times.
  • Academic and scholarly achievement
    IUPUC will attract and retain faculty capable of delivering academic programs of regional distinction and global quality with high student success rates. In addition, IUPUC will attract and retain students who seek a best-in-class small university experience.
  • Welcoming campus
    As a placeof higher learning, IUPUC will possess a sense of community that welcomes personal and intellectual growth through critical thinking, creative expression, cross-disciplinary collaboration, civic engagement, and student leadership.
  • Collaboration and service
    IUPUC will serve cultural, intellectual, and economic development in our service region through collaboration and innovation.

Mission & Strategy

Founded in 1970, IUPUC serves about 1,700 full-time and part-time students each year. A unique combination of two globally recognized Big Ten schools (Indiana University and Purdue University), the Columbus campus offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. Online, hybrid, evening, and day classes are available, in addition to courses taught off-campus at learning centers in Seymour and Greensburg.


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

Shared Values & Beliefs

Our shared values and beliefs focus on delivering 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.

Strategic Priorities

As a public university, we provide educational solutions that are aligned with regional needs. We accomplish this through close collaboration with key educational, business, and civic partners. Explore these links for complete details and full descriptions of our strategic priorities, plans, and goals.

Contact, Address and Additional Links


4601 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203

Phone: 812.348.7311

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