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Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Indiana Commission for Higher Education

CHE > Institutional Missions Institutional Missions

CHE is charged with the definition of educational missions for Indiana’s public colleges and universities.  Missions for Indiana’s public colleges and universities can be found below.

Ball State University

Ball State University is an innovative, supportive academic community that inspires students by:

  • Offering action-oriented learning, including immersive out-of-class experiences, research, and study-abroad.
  • Providing extraordinary access to collaboration with professors who create scholarship to advance knowledge, improve teaching, and transform learning.
  • Engaging state, national, and international communities to enhance educational, economic, and cultural development.

Indiana State University

Indiana State University, a doctoral research university, combines a tradition of strong undergraduate and graduate education with a focus on community and public service.  We integrate teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment to prepare productive citizens for Indiana and the world.

Indiana University

Indiana University is a major multi-campus public research institution, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a world leader in professional, medical, and technological education. Indiana University’s mission is to provide broad access to undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education for students throughout Indiana, the United States, and the world, as well as outstanding academic and cultural programs and student services. Indiana University seeks to create dynamic partnerships with the state and local communities in economic, social, and cultural development and to offer leadership in creative solutions for twenty-first century problems. Indiana University strives to achieve full diversity, and to maintain friendly, collegial, and humane environments, with a strong commitment to academic freedom.

Complete Institutional Mission


To provide for its constituents excellence in:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity
  • Civic Engagement, Locally, Nationally, and Globally

With each of these core activities characterized by:

  • Collaboration within and across disciplines and with the community,
  • A commitment to ensuring diversity, and
  • Pursuit of best practices

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana prepares Indiana residents to learn, live, and work in a diverse and globally competitive environment by delivering professional, technical, transfer, and lifelong education.  Through its affordable, open-access education and training programs, the College enhances the development of Indiana’s citizens and communities and strengthens its economy.

Purdue University

The mission of Purdue University is to serve the citizens of Indiana, the United States, and the world through discovery that expands the realm of knowledge, learning through dissemination and preservation of knowledge, and engagement through exchange of knowledge.

University of Southern Indiana

The University of Southern Indiana is a broad-based institution offering programs of instruction, research, and service.  A liberal arts and science curriculum serves as the foundation of knowledge for all programs and complements undergraduate programs leading to careers in business, engineering, government, health professions, education, and related fields.  Selected master's degrees already in existence, and in development, serve persons in professional and technical studies.  As a public institution, the University of Southern Indiana counsels and assists both business and industry and social, educational, governmental, and health agencies to higher levels of efficiency and improved services.

Complete Institutional Mission

Vincennes University Vincennes University, Indiana’s first college, is the State’s premier transfer institution and leader in innovative career programming.  The VU community ensure educational access, delivers proven associate and baccalaureate programs, and offers cultural opportunities and community services in a diverse, student-centered, collegiate environment.