Student Consumer Information

Student Consumer Information

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), amended most recently in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), specifies information that must be made available to students, employees, and prospective students and employees. The National Post secondary Education Cooperative (NPEC) has proposed an organization of the information that, if widely adopted, will help students locate information of interest from many different schools. Indiana Wesleyan University follows the NPEC guidelines in the outline below.

Prospective students exploring any of Indiana Wesleyan University's educational programs are encouraged to begin with a visit to our Admissions Web pages or a call to our toll-free information line as listed below.

For direct help with information or issues relating to student financial aid, you may contact:

These other University offices may be of interest to you as well.

The Office of Institutional Research at Indiana Wesleyan University is designated as the full-time resource for questions and issues relating to United States Department of Education disclosure and notification requirements. The information required for disclosure and notification is gathered on the Student Consumer Information Web pages.

If you have questions regarding any of the information in the federal disclosures or would like paper copies of any of the disclosure reports, please contact the Office of Institutional Research by letter, email or phone as listed below, or drop in at the John Wesley Administration Building.

  • Office of Institutional Research
    Indiana Wesleyan University
    4201 S. Washington St.
    John Wesley Administration Building
    Marion, IN 46953
    institutional.research@indwes.edu
    765-677-1566

The Educator Preparation Programs at IWU prepare educators for both initial and advanced state licensure. These programs report annually providing information about program completers, including data regarding their impact on P-12 learning and development, teacher effectiveness, the satisfaction of completers and employers, Title II data, and other measures. Data for the following annual reports can be found below.

TITLE II REPORTING

In accordance with state and federal law, EPPs are required to annually collect and report on specific information from initial licensure programs. Information includes, but is not limited to: admission requirements, number of enrolled candidates, number of program completers, race and ethnicity statistics, clinical experience requirements, number of candidates prepared in the various subject areas, assessment pass rate data, etc. Title II reports for IWU’s initial licensure programs may be accessed through the following links:

The annual compilation reports of the individual states and the U.S. Secretary of Education are available at https://www2.ed.gov/about/reports/annual/teachprep/index.html

1388 COMPARATIVE DATA

The following reports display Indiana Wesleyan University's data as provided by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) in the 1388 Comparative Matrix Report. This report provides average pass rates for state testing, completion, attrition, and retention data, and impact measure data.

To view the full 1388 Comparative Matrix produced by the IDOE, visit https://www.in.gov/doe/educators/epps/educator-preparation-program-comparative-data-and-performance-data/

CAEP ANNUAL REPORTING MEASURES

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has identified annual reporting measures upon which each Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required to report and make data available to the general public. Reporting measures are divided into two categories: Impact Measures- measures 1 and 2; and Outcome Measures- measures 3 and 4. The information and links (in red below) will help the viewer understand and access the data from Indiana Wesleyan University's (IWU) annual CAEP reporting measures.

1. Completer effectiveness and Impact on P-12 learning and development

The EPP has provided data below from a pilot case study. P-12 partners provided student growth data for IWU completers teaching in their schools. To get a fuller picture of completer impact and effectiveness, review the Employer Survey - Initial Programs  and Effectiveness Ratings - Initial Programs.

To ensure compliance with Indiana Public Law 90, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) developed an optimal model evaluation system named RISE. Each year school administrators from across Indiana conduct annual performance evaluations for their staff and faculty using the RISE model. The RISE model evaluates educators in the following domains (each with its own set of skills and competencies): purposeful planning, effective instruction, and teacher leadership.

2. Satisfaction of employers and stakeholder involvement

An EPP Employer Survey for Initial programs was developed based on the Indiana Principal Survey. It collects data on principal satisfaction with program preparation as it relates to standard-aligned completer outcomes. The survey also collects data on the employer and community's overall impression of the program.

Advanced Employer Surveys are specifically designed for each advanced program. They collect employers' satisfaction with program preparation as it relates to standard-aligned completer outcomes. The surveys also collect data on the employer and the community's overall impression of the program.

The EPP intentionally includes involvement of various stakeholders at multiple levels and for multiple purposes. Below is a document containing a table of stakeholder groups involved in EPP decision making in the previous academic year. The table indicates the name, composition, purpose, and outcomes of these stakeholder groups.

3. Candidate competency at program completion

To be considered a program completer with Indiana Wesleyan University and be eligible for licensure recommendation, candidates must take and pass the state-mandated content and pedagogy exams for their licensure area. For initial programs, exams were administered by Pearson® Assessments through August 31, 2021 and are administered by ETS® from September 1, 2021 forward. Test results are reported annually comparing IWU with the state of Indiana. For advanced programs, exams were administered by Pearson® Assessments through August 31, 2021 and are administered by ETS® from September 1, 2021 forward. Pass rates are provided for IWU test takers for the advanced programs.

4. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared

In the EPP Annual Completer Survey respondents indicate whether or not they are working as full-time teachers. IWU analyzes these responses to provide an employment rate for our Initial Programs. For each Advanced Program, IWU asks whether or not the completer is working in their specialty field. IWU analyzes these responses to provide an employment rate for our Advanced Programs.

EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM OUTCOME MEASURES

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has identified annual reporting measures upon which each Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required to report and make data available to the general public. The Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education Licensure and Non-Licensure tracks are currently seeking NAEYC accreditation. The EPP’s data for these measures is provided below for the two programs seeking accreditation.

1. The Number of Program Completers

Below the EPP has provided the count of program completers for the Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education Licensure and Non-Licensure track completers.

2. The Program Completion Rate

Below the EPP has provided the completion rate for the Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education Licensure and Non-Licensure track completers.

3. The Program Retention Rate

Below the EPP has provided the retention rate for the Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education Licensure and Non-Licensure track candidates.

(To see performance on BS Early Childhood Education Program Learning Outcomes, or PLOs, click here.)

  • The Privacy of Student Records document shares information on students' rights regarding the privacy of their student records deriving from FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) and procedures for correcting and controlling the publication of student record information.
  • The Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities document shares information on the services and accessibility provided by IWU for students with disabilities.
  • The Student Diversity page presents data on ethnic and gender diversity, federal Pell grant recipients, and enrollment.
  • The Price of Attendance items (below) shares information regarding the cost of attendance including tuition and other expenses. The actual cost of attendance can be significantly affected by financial aid. The Net Price Calculator allows individual students to estimate the financial aid they will be eligible for and the actual cost of attendance. For the undergraduate (Marion residential campus) calculator, click here. Online & regional students should click here to access the calculator.

Price of Attendance


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FROM A CELL PHONE OR OFF CAMPUS: 765-677-4911

Indiana Wesleyan University is a security-minded university and is privileged to have its own police department registered with the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. The overall goal of the Campus Police department is to provide a safe and secure campus for our students, staff, and visitors. In addition to working part-time for Campus Police, all officers serve as full-time deputies with the Grant County Sheriff's Office, have graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, and undergo continual training and updating through the Sheriff's office. If you would like more information about IWU's Campus Police, please contact campuspolice@indwes.edu.

Report a Campus-related Crime: If you are an IWU student, faculty member, or staff member and wish to report a campus-related crime, click here.

Indiana Wesleyan's Vaccination Policies may be found here.

IWU Alert is the wireless emergency notification system for the Indiana Wesleyan University community. It is used by IWU to instantly provide mass notification to mobile devices and through email when an urgent situation such as severe weather or another emergency needs to be communicated. Students and employees are automatically enrolled in IWU Alert to receive these notifications.

CONTEXT

Regulations associated with the federal student financial aid program include the following requirements: "The institution must make available for review to any enrolled or prospective student upon request, a copy of the documents describing the institution's accreditation and its State, Federal, or tribal approval or licensing. The institution must also provide its students or prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accreditor and with its State approval or licensing entity and any other relevant State official or agency that would appropriately handle a student's complaint." The following paragraphs and links fulfill these obligations.

STATE INCORPORATION

The state of Indiana granted incorporation to Marion College on December 1, 1919, giving the college the approval to provide post-secondary education in the state of Indiana. On April 6, 1988, the state of Indiana amended the incorporation of Marion College. The amendment changed the name from Marion College to Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU). IWU is a legal entity in the state of Indiana. In the spring of 2011, the Indiana legislature adopted Senate Act 577, which specifically identifies Indiana Wesleyan University as an approved post-secondary educational institution.

Indiana Wesleyan University Articles of Incorporation
Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 577

ACCREDITATION

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is one of six autonomous regional accrediting agencies for post-secondary schools recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. IWU received initial accreditation from HLC in 1966 and has been continuously accredited ever since. The latest reaccreditation was granted in 2010 for a period of 10 years. IWU's next reaccreditation evaluation will come in 2020.

Indiana Wesleyan University Statement of Affiliation Status with the Higher Learning Commission

TITLE IV - FEDERAL STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 governs the federal student financial aid programs. Indiana Wesleyan University is authorized to participate in federal Title IV programs. This authorization does not imply approval or endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education of the quality of Indiana Wesleyan University's educational programs.

Title IV Program Participation Agreement

STATE AUTHORIZATIONS

IWU operates within the boundaries established by the individual states and has written authorization for its onsite operations in the states of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, and Florida. 

IWU is also a member institution of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. As a member institution, IWU is authorized to deliver distance education courses and programs in all SARA-member states. Online students residing in any SARA-member state may contact the Indiana Commission for Higher Education concerning complaints, after having completed the IWU student complaint process. 

CONSUMER COMPLAINTS

Complaints regarding any aspect of IWU operations should be filed internally to IWU authorities first and then, if necessary, to external authorities.

Complaint Form

Contact information for filing a complaint to external authorities is given below.

Internal IWU Contacts for Current Students
Internal IWU Contacts for Former Students
External Contacts for Current and Former Students
  • Accreditor
  • Instructions for filing a complaint with the Higher Learning Commission regarding academics can be found here.
  • Federal Financial Aid and Other Federal Obligations
  • Instructions for filing a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education in regard to Title IV (financial aid, civil rights violations or discrimination) can be found here.
  • State Authorities

Retention rates, graduation rates, and job placement information are updated annually and can be accessed found in the Student Outcomes Report:

Postings of licensure rates for graduates of various academic programs are gathered in the Licensure Rates Document.

S-STEM is a National Science Foundation-funded program to attract and support Indiana students in the natural sciences. S-STEM students receive strong faculty support and measures of their academic outcomes are strong. S-STEM Report

The Division of Natural Sciences, which includes students in the pre-med program, tracks the destinations of its graduates.

Marion Campus Students

Indiana Wesleyan University residential students may register to vote in Grant County. The current registration form can be found at:

https://www.in.gov/bmv/resources/voter-information/

The completed and signed original form, along with copies of required personal identification, must be hand-delivered or mailed to:

Grant County Voter Registration
Courthouse, Suite B-9
101 E. 4th St.
Marion, IN 46952-4055
765-664-9880

In order to be processed for the next election, the application must be postmarked or hand-delivered to the county voter registration office no later than 29 days before the next election. Some military voters and their family members can register until noon on Election Day. Contact your county voter registration office for information if you think you may qualify to do so.

Students Living or Studying in Indiana

The Indiana voter registration application is available at any Bureau of Motor Vehicles office or online at https://www.in.gov/bmv/resources/voter-information/ . The second page of the application includes directions for submission of the application.

Students Living or Studying in Kentucky

IWU students studying or living in Kentucky may register with the Kentucky State Board of Elections. Forms and instructions are available at http://elect.ky.gov/registertovote/Pages/default.aspx.

Students Living or Studying in Ohio

IWU students studying or living in Ohio may register through the Secretary of State's office. Forms may be downloaded here http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/elections/Voters/register.aspx.

Students Living and Studying in Other States

Online students in other states can find registration processes online. Just type "voter registration" and the name of your state into your favorite search engine.

Indiana Wesleyan University students who matriculate in Indiana are governed by the IWU refund policy. Students who matriculate in another state, such as at an IWU Education Center or online from their state of residence, may be governed by refund policies mandated by the particular state in question. The following is a list of state-specific refund policies that are currently in force.