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Changing the shape of higher education

Universities have spent centuries building high-quality academic programs on their campuses.

Online learning provides an opportunity to increase the scalability and accessibility of higher education.

Universities have spent centuries building high-quality academic programs.

Online learning provides an opportunity to increase the scalability and accessibility of higher education.

IU Trident

Indiana University is reshaping higher education by combining the superior quality of an IU education with the flexibility of online learning. From the beginning, IU’s online offerings have grown organically from the university’s highly ranked academic programs, creating an authentic IU experience that is accessible to students everywhere.

It’s Indiana University—online.

Building on 200 years of academic excellence

IU’s online programs and courses are developed and taught by the same internationally renowned faculty who teach on IU’s seven campuses. And when online students graduate, they earn the same respected IU degree as on-campus students.

Explore IU Online programs and courses
online degree and certificate programs
students enrolled in online programs in fall 2019
increase in online program enrollment from fall 2018 to fall 2019

Providing a platform for innovation

IU helps faculty develop innovative, engaging, and rigorous online learning opportunities by using a collaborative support model that brings together expertise and resources from across the university. Faculty are guided through every stage of designing and delivering an online course or program, from instructional design to course sustainability.

Teaching online can be more effective because of the data available on student comprehension and performance. I use this data to engage in regular and substantive interaction with individual students.

Carolyn Gentle-Genitty
Assistant Vice President for University Academic Policy; Associate Professor, IU School of Social Work
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online class sections offered each term
of all class sections were 100% online in fall 2019
IU students took at least one online course in fall 2019
(34% of all students)
IU students had 100% online schedules in fall 2019
(9% of all students)

Supporting student-centered learning

IU offers affordable, flexible, and relevant online education that provides access and opportunity to a diverse student body. By partnering with on-campus student service providers, IU Online leverages the unique expertise of each campus to ensure that online students have the support they need to be successful.

Discover how IU supports online students

My professors got it that it’s not a face-to-face classroom experience. They got it that they needed to be attentive and responsive. They encouraged us to call and text. They were never rushed. They often followed up to make sure I understood.

Justin Westfall
B.S. in Business Administration, Class of 2018
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online degrees awarded at
May 2019 Commencement

Through IU Online, the university has firmly cemented itself as the state's online education powerhouse for four-year and graduate online education.

Michael McRobbie
IU President