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Adult Career Education (ACE) B.S.

Indiana State University


The University offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) in adult career education (ACE).

The ACE Program is designed to address the needs of working adults (or adults seeking employment) who want to complete a college degree in a customized area of study.

Core coursework focuses on skills that are in high demand by today's employers—skills such as creative problem solving, critical thinking, team building, communication technology, and work-life integration. Beyond the core classes, students work with an advisor to customize a specialization to meet their career and personal goals.

ACE provides a flexible, convenient, and individualized approach to education for adult students who have earned approximately 60 college credits. The online core program is delivered in accelerated eight-week courses. Advisors help students identify prior learning experiences that may qualify for college credit, including military training, non-collegiate sponsored training, proficiency exams and work experiences. Resources and support for online learning are built into the program.

Special Note:  ACE is an online program designed for individuals who have completed approximately 60 credit hours and meet other eligibility requirements. For further information, visit ACE (Adult Career Education) Bachelor Degree Completion on the University's DegreeLink Web site.

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The ACE Program can help students:

  • Acquire skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will enhance them personally as well as professionally
  • Advance in their chosen careers or change careers
  • Become more marketable in today's competitive labor market
  • Complete an educational program started but never finished
  • Attain a global perspective from an online network of fellow students
  • Feel more confident in their professional and personal aspirations
  • Prepare for graduate study


The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

In addition, the College of Technology offers a variety of scholarships and awards.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Adult Career Education (ACE) Program
College of Technology
Indiana State University
888-478-7003 (toll free)

Last updated: June 18, 2014

The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.

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