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Our University

Independence University has offered online or distance education for the past 37 years, but our legacy of student success dates back as far as 1891. Learn more about IU and discover how education online can lead to a better life offline.

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Our Mission

Your goals are our goals. Your success—our success. Seeing you in a new, more rewarding, more fulfilling career is what we’re all about. Find out about IU’s mission and what it means for you.

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The IU Advantage

Independence University offers you the exceptional student services and support you’d expect from a traditional, on-ground university with the speed and flexibility of online. Gain your independence with the IU advantage.
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The Better Life Blog

Get study tips, learn the tools of your trade, or discover the “secrets” of an effective job search. IU’s Better Life Blog regularly churns out great ideas to help you make the life you dream about a reality.

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Choosing Independence means choosing a school that’s accredited. We keep up with the latest teaching methods, technology, and employment trends to provide you with an excellent education.
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Nonprofit Status

IU is a nonprofit institution. What does this mean? It means we invest in you, not the other way around. Find out for yourself the difference earning your degree from a nonprofit university can make.

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Social Media

Choosing IU is about more than just earning your degree. It’s about joining a community. It’s a place where we can “like”, “tweet”, “post”, “pin”, or simply share our story and our success.

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Independence University admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

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