We believe in you.

“I was a poor student in high school, low grades and not much motivation to make them better. Ancilla was one of the only colleges to accept my application. There, I learned a lot about myself and what I wanted to become. I gained motivation and determination and ended up being the treasurer for Phi Theta Kappa. I graduated Cum Laude. The college itself was a stepping stone for me. The small classes helped me learn, and the professors themselves were very personal and helpful.”

jared Jared Leamon. '07, network technician for the West Noble School Corp. in Ligonier, Ind.

"I choose Ancilla because they are committed to providing you an education for the most reasonable price imaginable. Ancilla is committed to seeing you succeed, and offers so many ways to get started. Funding is available to help through scholarships and grants. Ancilla wants you to succeed for the betterment of yourself and your community. For decades their heart and motivations are consistently in the right place. This is, in part, why the school's future keeps getting brighter and brighter."

3.15.16 cropped Bruce Johnson Bruce Johnson, '83, now works for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) near Washington D.C.

“The smaller class sizes gave me more individual attention. One teacher discovered that I was an auditory learner. A bigger school would have never caught that. For some of my nursing exams they let me test in a quiet, separate room.”

weldon Mary Weldon ’06, now a Registered Nurse Case Manager for the Center for Hospice in Plymouth, IN

We're a small, passionate college.

At Ancilla, professors know students’ names by the end of the first week because we average just 11 students per class. With small classrooms and high-quality instructors – not teaching assistants – student success is our reason for being!

  • We have a student body of 500
  • Student to faculty ratio of 11:1
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Financially, we're here for you.

Did you know that Ancilla is the most affordable private school in the state? Ancilla College is Indiana’s only junior college — a private, two-year institution that integrates academic programs with student life options like 20 men’s and women’s athletic teams and a solid community focus.

  • 95% of our students receive loans and grants
  • $3.8 million awarded to students in 2014
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Our History.

Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning offering 25 associate degree programs and 8 one-year certificates. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical, meaning we are open to any person seeking an education and opportunity.

  • Founded in 1937
  • Sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ
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Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning, a ministry sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ at The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic but its climate is ecumenical — open to any person seeking an education and opportunity. Ancilla is a non-profit college operating as a 501(c)(3) organization.

Ancilla serves a diverse population with small classes, comprehensive tutoring and personal learning support, and personal interaction. Ancilla College offers 25 different degree programs and eight one-year certificates that transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, build lifelong learning skills, launch successful careers and pursue values-centered lives.

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