Higher Education


Many outstanding institutions of higher education, including seven in the immediate West Central region, draw students from around the world to West Central Indiana.  These institutions stand ready to provide advanced on-site training programs and help produce a well-educated and adaptable workforce.

Area Colleges...

Ivy Tech Community College has campuses in Terre Haute and Greencastle and Learning Centers in Sullivan and Parke counties.  The Parke County Learning Center is located along the US 41 N corridor in Rockville.


Ivy Tech prepares workers for jobs in Indiana's highest priority fields - health care, advanced manufacturing, logistics and life sciences - and designs training programs for specific businesses, either on campus or on-site.


PCLC offers a variety of programs and services responding to individual, community and workforce needs.

The center offers:

· Classes Close to Home

· Day & Evening Scheduling

· Small Class Sizes

· Tutoring Services


The computer lab at the PCLC provides free access to WorkKeys/WIN workplace skill enhancement for all citizens.


Individuals may utilize the Parke County Learning Center to complete the entrance assessment to attend Ivy Tech Community College, proctor exams for current students, or acquire an application and registration materials.

DePauw University consistently ranks in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges and is eighth among more than 900 liberal arts colleges as the source of top business executives, according to Standard & Poor's.  Located in Greencastle, they provide a set of exceptional college experiences marked by intellectual rigor and shaped by a dynamic faculty. These experiences are further enhanced by an engaging residential campus community and a breadth and depth of perspectives inside and outside of the classroom. For nearly 175 years, a DePauw education has provided students with a solid foundation for a lifetime of living and learning and helped our graduates achieve uncommon success in a wide variety of fields around the nation and the world.

Indiana State University (ISU) is located in Terre Haute and offers 100+ majors, notably education, business, criminology, finance, insurance and risk management, nursing, athletic training, and construction technology. The university's graduate education, financial services, nursing and clinical psychology programs are nationally recognized.

ISU also houses the area's Small Business Development Center, which provides counseling and planning services for start-up and existing small businesses from around the region.

Rose-Hulman in Terre Haute (for 12 consecutive years rated by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 undergraduate engineering college offering the bachelor’s or master’s as its top degree) supports Rose-Hulman Ventures, an innovative incubator and funding vehicle for entrepreneurs.

Saint Mary of the Woods College (SMWC) is the oldest Catholic liberal arts college for women in the United States. SMWC offers a rich liberal arts education. The College also takes pride in its long history of traditions and commitment to academic excellence. In fact, both Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report consistently rank SMWC as one of the Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the Midwest.

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