Prospective students invited for Indiana Private College Week, July 23-27

GOSHEN, Ind. – From July 23-27, Indiana’s 31 private, nonprofit colleges and universities across the state – including Goshen College – are throwing open their campus doors to students, parents and any others involved in the college selection process as part of Indiana Private College Week. Those visiting will get to experience firsthand the unique personality of each campus through tours, informational sessions and conversations with students and staff.

Goshen College will offer a formal open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, July 23. This will include an admissions and financial aid information session, a campus tour, lunch in the cafeteria and a student and faculty panel.

For the remainder of the week, Goshen College will offer campus tours at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily. Prospective students and their families can then meet with an admissions counselor. To register for the events at Goshen College, go to:

For a complete list of participating campuses, as well as their event schedules, go to

Although Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) campuses encourage and welcome visitors throughout the year, this concentrated week offers the opportunity to experience one or more campuses in a less formal way during the summer. It also allows students who may not have ever considered attending one of Indiana’s independent colleges to begin to explore that option.

According to research conducted by Eduventures, 71 percent of high-school students identify the campus visit as the most trusted source of information about a college. There’s certainly no better way for students to experience the “feel” of a campus and to discover their “best fit” for college.

“We want every family to find out why earning a degree at an Indiana private, non-profit college is smart academically and smart financially,” says Richard L. Ludwick, ICI president & CEO. “Unlike at other types of Indiana colleges and universities, the majority of our students graduate in four years rather than six – or two-thirds the time it takes elsewhere.”

Visitors do not need to be from Indiana to participate. Visitors between the ages of 16 and 20 touring one or more ICI campuses during Private College Week will have the chance to enter a drawing for an Apple iPad. Entry forms and rules will be available at each campus.

Editors: For more information about this release, to arrange an interview or request a photo, contact Goshen College Assistant Director of Public Relations Jodi H. Beyeler at (574) 535-7572 or


Goshen College, established in 1894, is a residential Christian liberal arts college rooted in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. The college’s Christ-centered core values – passionate learning, global citizenship, compassionate peacemaking and servant-leadership – prepare students as leaders for the church and world. Recognized for its unique Study-Service Term program, Goshen has earned citations of excellence in Barron’s Best Buys in Education, “Colleges of Distinction,” “Making a Difference College Guide” and U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” edition, which named Goshen a “least debt college.” Visit

Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) is a nonprofit association that represents the state’s 31 private nonprofit colleges and universities. ICI member institutions enroll some 90,000 students (approximately 20 percent of all students statewide) and annually produce 35 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in Indiana. For more information: