Anderson, Indiana

AU Fact Sheet

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AU Fact Sheet


  • The mission of Anderson University is to educate for a life of faith and service in the church and society.

Student Profile

  • Enrollment of 2,500 includes about 2,100 traditional undergraduates and more than 500 students enrolled in graduate, adult education, and seminary programs.
  • 41 nations and 75 religious denominations are represented on campus.


  • More than 60 undergraduate majors offered; disciplines organized into six schools and an Office of Graduate Administration and Adult Studies:
  • AU offers graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.
  • AU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association; program accreditation has also been granted in education, nursing, music, social work, athletic training, and business.
  • The Falls School of Business offers undergraduate majors in management, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, entertainment music business, and global business, as well as graduate MBA and DBA programs, including an innovative residential MBA program designed especially for students who recently completed their undergraduate degree. The MBA program also includes dual-degree options in technology or nursing. MBA classes are offered in Indianapolis as well as Anderson.
  • The School of Education offers licensing programs for elementary and secondary education in a variety of content areas. Dual licensing is also available in special education, teaching English as a New Language and TESOL certification, and middle school/junior high math. New for 2014 is a transition to teaching program.
  • The School of Humanities offers programs in communication and design arts, English, history and political science, modern foreign language, and religious studies.
  • The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance offers a number of undergraduate majors in music and dance as well as a graduate Master of Music Education program. Undergraduate majors include music education, voice performance, instrumental performance, church music, music business, music, dance performance, musical theatre, songwriting, and dance business.
  • The School of Nursing, Kinesiology, and Behavioral Sciences offers a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as accelerated RN-to-BSN program for registered nurses. In addition, the school offers a graduate Master of Science in Nursing with three track options: education, administration, or MSN-MBA (dual-degree). Programs also offered in Exercise Science, Athletic Training, PE and Health, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice, and Family Science.
  • The School of Science and Engineering offers new degrees as of 2013 in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering along with programs in biology, computer science, chemistry, physics, and mathmatics.
  • The School of Theology offers five graduate theological degrees, including the Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Christian Ministry (offered online), and Master of Intercultural Service. In addition, the seminary offers non-degree continuing education courses through the Center for Christian Leadership.
  • The Department of Adult Studies offers degree-completion programs for adult students age 25 or older. Options include traditional, accelerated, or blended online programs. Adult students may pursue any of the university's 60 undergraduate majors or associate or bachelor degrees offered by the school. The school also offers certificate programs.


  • Teams: Anderson University offers 16 team sports: 8 for men and 8 for women. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, football, soccer, tennis, and track and field. Women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.
  • Affiliation: AU is a member of the NCAA Division III and the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC).

Places of Interest

  • Kardatzke Wellness Center: Completed and connected to OC Lewis Gymnasium and Bennett Natatorium in 2002; houses a large field house, weight room, fitness center, indoor tracks, athletic training facilities, classrooms, and offices for intercollegiate athletics and the Department of Kinesiology.
  • Athletic Complex: Located north of the Kardatzke Wellness Center; includes Macholtz Stadium, Don Brandon Field (baseball), softball field, and tennis courts. (The soccer field is located on Fifth Street near the southeast end of campus.)
  • AU Flagship Center: located at exit 222 off I-69, the AU Flagship Center houses offices and classrooms of the School of Adult Learning and the Falls school of Business, graduate classes of the School of Education, the Professional Development Center, AU's residential MBA students, and Purdue College of Technology in Anderson.