About Ancilla College
Ancilla College is a two-year liberal arts college nestled among the lakes and cornfields of northern Indiana in the small town of Donaldson. Visitors are less than 20 miles from whitewater rafting adventures at Tippecanoe River State Park. Labor Day weekend offers the annual treat of the Marshall County Blueberry Festival, featuring a wide variety of music, delicious food, crafts for purchase, a parade, sporting events, and a car show, plus an evening balloon glow.
Ancilla offers a two-year AA degree in art with study in drawing, basic and advanced design, and a required art portfolio. The program gives students the tools required to create and communicate artistic ideas. The art department and the technical department also offer additional depth in digital imaging and photography. The art program is designed to prepare students for a variety of entry level professional positions. Those wishing to pursue four-year degrees will be prepared to enter at the junior level at most institutions. It is the goal of Ancilla that "graduates of this program will have heightened imagination and creativity, strong communication skills, a strong work ethic, flexibility, and basic reading, writing and editing skills."
Ancilla offers many scholarship opportunities to freshman and transfer students, as well as for continuing students. New student scholarships include athletic awards, the Bowen Scholarship, and the Catholic Scholarship. Continuing student scholarships include the Academic Dean's Scholarship and the UPS Scholarship. Applications and deadlines are available on the Ancilla College Web site.
Ancilla College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Whether students intend to step directly into a career or transfer to a four-year program, Ancilla supports them with a wide range of services to assure their success. Ancilla offers free tutoring and advising, career development, and classroom technologies, plus small class sizes and a low 15:1 faculty student ratio. The college provides day and evening classes for both traditional and adult students.