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“Ancilla was a tremendous opportunity to get moving on to what I wanted to do. It was just a perfect match for me. Coming from a small town it was a great transition to go from a high school in a really, really small town to a smaller college. Ancilla has such a warm, nurturing environment; it’s easy for the students to come in and get their footing and figure out what they really want to do with their lives and begin to tap into the level of independence they may not be aware they are capable of.”

THowardPhoto Terry Howard, '79, now working for UNICEF in Nigeria and has two masters’ degrees and a Ph.D. in counseling education.

“I was expelled from high school and sent to an alternative school where I earned a scholarship to Ancilla. There I was able to have an opinion and it was encouraging to be involved in discussions. It didn’t matter who you were, where you were from, what your name was. They encouraged interaction with your teacher. The top people interact with you on a daily basis and know your first name. That personally allowed me to open up my mind and learn.”

Bryant Patrolman Jonathan Bryant, '04, now an officer with the Marshall County Police Department.

“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, your professors will know your name by the end of the first week. Because Ancilla is a two-year college, we're dedicated to first and second year students. With small classrooms and high quality instructors – not teaching assistants – your success is our reason for being!

  • We have a student body of 400
  • Student to faculty ratio of 9:1
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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 remaining junior college — a two-year institution that integrates academic programs with student life options like men’s and women’s sports and a solid community focus.

  • 92% of our students recieve 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 18 different degree programs. The College’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic, but its climate is ecumenical - 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. The college is a 501(c)(3).

Ancilla serves a diverse population with small classes, comprehensive tutoring and personal learning support, and personal interaction. Ancilla College offers 18 different degree programs 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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