Select Page

By Amanda Petrucelli

Moving along as scheduled, builders from Kinder and Sons, Inc. told Ancilla College President Dr. Ken Zirkle they expect to finish construction on the second story of the 96-bed residence hall Friday, April 24. The building will open early August, ready for new freshman at the Donaldson, Ind. campus. Soon thereafter a new dining facility will open to host at least 150 students in anticipation of the growth.

Watch a time lapse video of the building so far here.

The $6 million project is part of an overall plan to host more interested students at the two-year, private college, in response to requests received in the admissions department. Zirkle also added women’s soccer and golf to the athletics program, bringing the total Chargers team count to 10. Also in response to the market, the school will begin an agriculture program in the fall with the anticipation Ancilla College associate degree earners could transfer to Purdue University or other renown agriculture programs, saving thousands of dollars in tuition they would have spent has they started at a four-year school.

Other changes at the junior college in rural Northern Indiana include a move to flat, fixed tuition. New students can now attend Ancilla College for a fixed rate of $14,100 annually whether they take 12 or 17 credit hours per semester, making the school the least-expensive private college in Indiana and many surrounding states. Check out to learn more.



Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

P.O. Box 1, 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Call toll-free: 1.866.ANCILLA (866) 262-4552 or (574) 936-8898.

Copyright © 2018 The Trustees of Ancilla College

Ancilla College