Come See UE During Indiana Private College Week

Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2012

It’s official: Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has proclaimed July 23-27, 2012, as Indiana Private College Week. Next week, the University of Evansville will join 30 other private, nonprofit colleges and universities across the state in opening its doors to prospective students and their families.

During Private College Week, UE will offer daily campus tours at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., followed by admission presentations. Advance registration is encouraged but not required.

Governor Daniels’ signed proclamation cites the productivity of Indiana’s independent sector of higher education­. While enrolling only 20 percent of the state’s undergraduates, private campuses produce 35 percent of its bachelor’s degrees, as well as graduate the majority of their students within four years. Also cited is the distinctive role the 31 campuses play in the advancement of Indiana, not only through high-quality education, but also economic, cultural, and civic contributions to communities throughout the state.    

“We want every family to find out why earning a degree at an Indiana private, nonprofit college is smart academically and smart financially,” says Richard L. Ludwick, president & CEO of Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. “Unlike at other types of Indiana colleges and universities, the majority of our students graduate in four years rather than six — or two-thirds the time it takes elsewhere.”

Visitors between the ages of 16 and 20 touring one or more ICI campuses during Private College Week will have the chance to enter a drawing for an Apple iPad. Entry forms and rules will be available at each campus.  

To schedule a visit to UE during Private College Week, please call 812-488-2468 or 800-423-8633 x2468, or e-mail

A complete list of participating campuses, as well as their event schedules, is available at

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