Ignatius University traces its inspiration to the ancient city of Antioch. The city was founded in 300 B.C. by Seleucus Nicator, a general of Alexander the Great. Seleucus named the city, situated on the Orontes river and twenty miles from the Mediterranean seacoast, after his father Antiochus.
For more information about the University’s history, click on the History link on the left side.
We seek to provide in a Christian environment the opportunity to study and to prepare for service in certain professions. In view of modern social, cultural, economic, political, and religious needs, it seeks to broaden the outlook of its students by bringing the members of its scholarly community into contact with colleagues from all parts of the world.
For more information about the University’s mission, click on the Mission link on the left side.
Ignatius University is governed by a Board of Trustees. On March 26, 1998, the Secretary of State of the State of Indiana incorporated the University which has various Schools and Departments as well as academic degrees. The Commission on Proprietary Education, State of Indiana, determined that the program(s) or course(s) offered by Ignatius University are excluded from regulation in accordance with IC-20-1-19-1 Private School Accreditation Act. There are no “residential” classes being offered in Indiana at this time; the Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education has determined that as Ignatius University is currently operating, IU is not regulated by said Commission and does not fall under Indiana Code 21-17. The Ignatius online program is not regulated by the Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education. On May 26, 1998, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education responded to the Rector’s request by providing informational documents with regard to seeking affiliation with the Commission. This task of applying and obtaining regional accreditation is a top priority of the University. In fact, such intention is written into the purposes for Incorporation of the University. In the interim, Ignatius University has affiliated its programs with nationally and internationally accredited universities. All faculty hold at least one doctorate from a regionally accredited university.
For more information about the University’s accreditation, click on the Accreditation link on the left side.
The full rector and administration can be reviewed by clicking on Rector and Administration on the left side.