History of Independence
Independence University dates back to 1891. Beginning in 1978, Independence University operated as California College for Health Sciences until 2005, when it became Independence University, a name that more accurately reflects the institution's broader range of programs and its philosophy that education should lead to greater independence. In 2010, Independence University merged with its affiliated institution, Stevens-Henager College, becoming a branch of Stevens-Henager's main campus in Ogden/West Haven, Utah. The main campus is located at 1890 South 1350 West, West Haven, UT 84401. Today, IU is comprised of four colleges: the College of Health Sciences; the College of Business; the School of Graphic Arts; and the School of Technology.
Our institution has dedicated itself for more than 35 years to providing distance education to working adults. Specializing in allied health programs, IU made its mark in areas such as respiratory care education, becoming the first institution to offer accredited respiratory care programs at a distance. IU has also reached beyond the barriers of traditional on-campus education to offer programs not only to working adults across the United States but also to those serving in the military and to international students living in the U.S.
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As a private, nonprofit university, we are independent. We are uniquely suited to putting your needs and goals first.
A better job where you could make more money. That's why people go to university, and it's likely to be the reason that you're reviewing Independence University's degree programs right now. Everything we do is centered on that purpose -- your degree that can lead to a better job, more money and a better future.
We'll give you the competitive edge by investing in the programs, faculty, and technology that you need to get your degree and a better job faster.
Programs and services: Your tuition goes directly to the programs and special services to help you learn and graduate fast so you can begin working sooner.
We proudly invest in providing the highest quality, career-focused degree programs as a nonprofit college serving your community. Your career success is our goal — put us to the test and enroll today.
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What Sets Us Apart
Independence University takes pride in offering career educational programs in a convenient manner that meets the needs of today's busy adult. Instead of having to wait for a new semester to start as you would at a traditional college, we offer monthly starts so you can begin—and finish—your degree plan quickly. You can also choose from online, on-campus, and hybrid programs that fit your lifestyle, and you can take advantage of the exceptional assistance you'll receive every step of the way, from enrollment to graduation and beyond.