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Indiana Commission for Higher Education

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About the Commission

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is a fourteen-member public body created in 1971 to:

  • Define the educational missions of public colleges and universities
  • Plan and coordinate Indiana’s state-supported system of postsecondary education
  • Review budget requests from public institutions and the Division of Student Financial Aid 
  • Approve or disapprove for public institutions the establishment of new programs or expansion of campuses

The Governor appoints twelve members, nine representing a Congressional District and three at-large members, to serve terms of four years. In addition, the 1990 legislature added a student and a faculty representative who are appointed by the Governor for terms of two years. The Commission is not a governing board, but a coordinating agency that works closely with Indiana’s public and independent colleges.

Our main office is located in the Old National Building at:

    101 West Ohio Street, Suite 550
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-1984
    Phone: (317) 464-4400

Commission Member Handbook

The Commission Member Handbook is a comprehensive overview of the Commission and its initiatives. For questions or comments regarding the Commission Member Handbook, please contact Liz Walker at