LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The doors are now open for a new higher education option in the Lafayette community.
Fort Wayne-based Indiana Tech opened its facility doors in Lafayette on Thursday, the school's first location in west central Indiana. It is one of 17 campuses across the state.
The university provides students with a wide variety of pathways to pursue. They have more than 65 different areas of study to choose from.
Offering students the ability to choose the best way for them to complete their education: in person, online, or a hybrid.
Their target audience is the full-time-job student looking to get their undergraduate, graduate, or PHD degree.
The new facility provides a traditional classroom setting as well as access to computers.
Vice President of Enrollment Management Steve Herendeen said Lafayette is a perfect fit for them.
“We knew that Lafayette has been a strong supporter of higher education, it's a progressive community,” he said. “Over the years we have worked with a number of students who have come to our campus in Indianapolis which is over an hour away.”
He said they had so many students commuting, that it made sense to provide them a more convenient location to access the classroom and and in-person resources for financial and academic counseling.
He said they are already starting to feel welcomed in the community.
“We really believe that we will be a part of this community, that we will help improve the work skills and the life balance here for many of the residents,” he said. “We couldn’t be happier to be here.”
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