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Freedom, Flexibility, and Support

Education the way it was meant to be

Students choose online learning for flexibility and independence. Students choose IU for our superior system of support. At IU, you attend online, but you’re never alone. Whether you need help finding the right financial aid, getting better grades in your courses, or launching your new career after graduation, IU is there for you.

The IU Mission

“Our mission as a non-profit is to provide the highest quality career-focused education that we can and to do everything to take students, give them the education they need in a specific career, work with that student as far as employment assistance and career services, help them get employed and really see their life change. That’s what we’re all about.”

– Eric Juhlin
President of Independence University


The IU Difference

Our focus is on you, the student. IU provides the ultra-personalized help and attention you need as an online student, from enrollment to graduation and beyond.

Degrees Designed for Employment

Our flexible, fully online degree programs are strictly career-focused. We eliminate elective courses that you don’t want or need, so you can graduate and get started in your new career as fast as possible. In addition, our courses are designed using input and advice from our nationwide network of business partners to help ensure the knowledge and skills you learn match what today’s employers are looking for.

Ultra-Personalized Support

At IU, we put a cap on the student-to-instructor ratio to help keep class sizes small and more personal. Throughout your degree, you can take advantage of a vast array student resources tailored to your specific needs, such as personalized financial aid planning, live tutoring, live writing and math labs, success coaches, Career Services, externship placement, tech support, and more.

A Nationwide Professional Network

We’ve partnered with over 430 businesses and healthcare organizations across the nation to make sure our students gain the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to propel their careers forward after graduation. Our clinical partners help provide externships for students enrolled in one of our School of Healthcare programs, and companies of all shapes and sizes lend their expertise in the design of our other Schools’ courses.

Employment Assistance for Grads

Graduation is only the beginning. A better life is the destination. We’re not satisfied until you’ve launched a better career using your degree. Our Career Services office can help you polish your résumé, sharpen your job interviewing skills, and grow your professional network for career success. Plus, we’ll provide refresher courses to help you update your skills after graduation at no additional cost!
Fast, Flexible, and Convenient
24/7Study when you want, where you want

20Finish your degree in as few as 20 months1

12New classes start every month

“What I liked about IU is that I had constant communication with my associate dean. She constantly called me too, and she sent me all these reminders. Things to do and a checklist. That was really, really nice.”

– Mimi Raza
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Your New Devices

Providing you with the tools you need to succeed in today’s digital world.

Can’t decide between a laptop and a tablet for college? IU will give you both at no extra charge.2

No, we’re not talking about a two-in-one device. As a new IU student, you’ll receive a tablet the first day of school and a laptop when you’re ready to start your program’s core courses. Both devices come loaded with all the software you need to complete your program. Both are yours to use for school and keep after graduation. Pretty neat, huh?

We Make Getting Started Easy

Everything You Need to Get Going Faster

Getting started in college doesn’t have to be difficult. In addition to providing you with a tablet and a laptop, IU offers personalized services to help you start classes quickly and easily. Start as soon as next month!


Your Financial Aid Plan

Let us help you save on college. Your financial aid planner will meet with you individually to help you find and apply for all the financial aid you may qualify for, including federal loans, grants, and scholarships.3


Friendly Admissions Consultants

Our admissions consultants will help you through every step of the enrollment process. If you have previous college experience, we can help transfer every eligible credit you may have toward your IU degree.


Early Admissions Course

Learn all the ins and out of the Independence learning model before you even begin class. That’s right: We’ll let you in early, so you can get acquainted with studying in IU’s top-notch learning environment.

See what graduates are saying about IU

Student success is at the heart of everything we do. Let us help you reach your educational goals and get the career you’ve always wanted.

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Getting Started with
Independence University


  • Take Your Next Step! Connect with an experienced admissions consultant to take the first step toward your new future:
  1. General completion timeframe of an Associate’s degree
  2. Tablet received in 1st module, laptop received in 4th module; tablets and laptops are not issued to enrollees in master’s programs or completion programs.
  3. Grant and scholarship awards are limited and only available to those who qualify. See www.scholarshipiu.com for details

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

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