Ancilla College Online

Ancilla College Online

About Ancilla College Online

Established in 1937, Ancilla College is a private two-year, liberal arts college sponsored by the Congregation of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ (PHJC). Located in Northern Indiana, the college offers 17 academic programs combined with a core curriculum. Recently, Ancilla implemented an online learning platform that offers convenience and flexibility and enables students to advance their education at their own pace. The AA degree in General Studies Online at Ancilla lays a solid foundation for any transferrable major that students want to pursue.

Ancilla College aims to serve the underserved, transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals through lifelong learning and remain the least expensive, private college in Indiana. We strive to offer quality education at an affordable price and create new learning opportunities. Online Courses/Degree Programs:

Why Choose Ancilla College Online?

Leadership As a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, Ancilla College embraces the core values of the congregation (Openness to the Spirit, Community, Simplicity, and Dignity and Respect for all) and believes that these four core values flow from joyful service to all, especially with the needy and underserved.

  • Degree Prestige and Value: Since 1937, Ancilla College has been blending excellent liberal arts education with Christian values and providing students with great development opportunities..

With a strong emphasis on academic excellence, the teaching/learning process and personalized student service, Ancilla College provides a positive environment for the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth of its students. As a basis for further learning, these tools open the way to expand students' knowledge in a major concentration area. Graduates of the General Studies Online program will be able to:

  1. Think critically and communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  2. Recognize and apply significant historical, contemporary, political or cultural concepts that shape society.
  3. Use appropriate mathematical reasoning and critical thinking techniques to solve quantitative problems.
  4. Describe how science acquires new knowledge.
  5. Be knowledgeable and competent users of computer technology.
  6. Employ moral and ethical values in decision-making processes.

    • Flexible Schedules: Ancilla's General Studies Online Program is geared to help traditional and nontraditional students fit education in their busy schedules. Professors will set assignment deadlines, and students are responsible for completing the work at their convenience before the due date. The Web-based, asynchronous delivery method adds value and enhances the overall learning experience.
    • Knowledge/Excellence: Ancilla students learn from highly qualified professors who are eager to assist and guide them every step of the way. Classroom sessions are conducted online and students benefit from the average 15:1 students-to-faculty ratio.
    • Financial Aid/Transfer Credits: Students who participate in Ancilla's online program are equally eligible for a scholarship as students who take on-campus classes. Students who have earned credits at another institution must submit official transcripts to the Office of the Registrar for evaluation of these courses.

      Students who have taken classes at regionally accredited institutions and earned a grade of at least a "C" are eligible for credit transfer review. Only the credit is recorded for transferred courses; the grade is not. Twenty-five (25%) percent of the degree and concentration requirements for the General Studies program must be completed at Ancilla. Students who believe they possess prior knowledge in an area in which Ancilla College offers an equivalent course may earn credit for prior learning or life experience.

      Credit may be earned through CLEP or AP exams, departmental exams and the PLA portfolio process or by validation of credit.


Ancilla College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It is approved to afford veterans with educational benefits and to educate foreign students. The nursing program is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing.

The college has memberships with the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, the Independent Colleges of Indiana, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Council of Independent Colleges, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officials.

Online Courses / Degree Programs

General Studies


P.O. Box 1
Donaldson IN  46513



Average Cost per Credit

Fall and Spring - $415
Summer - $295
Early Bird - $215

Accrediting Agency

Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Delivery Format


Institution Type

Two Year, Liberal Arts College

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