Martin University

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Martin University
PresidentSean L. Huddleston
Location, ,
United States

39°47′56″N 86°06′14″W / 39.799°N 86.104°W / 39.799; -86.104Coordinates: 39°47′56″N 86°06′14″W / 39.799°N 86.104°W / 39.799; -86.104

Martin University is a private college in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was founded by Boniface Hardin and Jane Edward Schilling in 1977 to serve low-income, minority, and adult learners.


Martin University is named after both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Saint Martin de Porres. Originally named Martin Center College, the university has always been independent institutionally but grew organizationally out of the Martin Center, a nonprofit human services agency. The original campus was at 35th Street and College Avenue. It moved to its current location on Avondale Place in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood in 1987. Housed initially in a former church and school, the campus grew to include many other structures in the immediate area. A $10 million Educational Center and adjoining Peace Garden opened in the summer of 2001. The brick-and-stone Educational Center contains nine classrooms; faculty and staff offices; an 800-seat Gathertorium; a two-story, glass-and-steel globe; a Frederick Douglass Room; student and staff lounges; and a smoking-cessation center.


Martin University offers 14 undergraduate degrees along with two master's degrees. It is the only Predominately Black Institution (PBI) of higher education in Indiana. It is excluded from the designation Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) because it was founded after the cut off date of 1964.

Popular undergraduate degree programs at the university include Accounting, Addiction Counseling, Business Administration, Biology, Chemistry, Early Childhood Education, Environmental Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Criminal Justice and Liberal Arts. Its two graduate degrees a Master of Arts in Urban Ministries and a Master of Science Community Psychology, the latter designed to prepare candidates for state licensure as a mental health counselor. The university also has special programs in Long-Term Care and Medical Coding. Tuition in 2012–13 was $14,180, although 59% of the student body receives financial aid in the average amount of $2,600.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - Martin University". Higher Learning Commission. North Central Association. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Martin University". Best Colleges. U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  3. ^ "HOME". Martinuniversity.

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