If you’re looking to complete your degree, earn an advanced degree or study for a career change while staying in your job, Indiana Wesleyan University has a program for you.

The nonprofit Christian university based in Marion, Ind., operates a network of 16 regional adult education centers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana including those in West Chester, Florence and Dayton, Ohio.

“We have over 120 programs,” says Matthew Hallam, associate vice president of adult enrollment services at the West Chester center, at 9286 Schulze Drive.

“Some of the more popular programs are in business. You can do an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in business. We have an MBA program, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing for those with an associate’s degree. The bachelor’s degree in social work, which is also offered online, is very popular. We also have a transition to teaching program for someone who wants to be a licensed teacher in Ohio.”

Combined enrollment at Indiana Wesleyan’s three centers is between 400 and 500 students, Hallam says. The Florence center is at 600 Meijer Drive, Suite 200, while the Dayton center is at 2912 Springboro West Road, all a short distance from Interstate 75 for convenience.

“We draw students from as far away as Lawrenceburg, in southeast Indiana, to Wilmington, Ohio,” he says.

In addition to not leaving town to attend Indiana Wesleyan, you can also attend without leaving your computer. Most of its programs, ranging from business to liberal arts to nursing, are offered online.

Depending on the degree level most of Indiana Wesleyan’s programs can be completed in two years or less, Hallam says.

Founded in 1920 by the Wesleyan Church as Marion College, Indiana Wesleyan has grown to become Indiana’s largest private university with more than 14,000 students including about 3,000 at its 345-acre main campus.

IWU opened the West Chester education center in 2004. It has about 20 classrooms, a library, computers and conference rooms that can be used for educational conferences during the day when classes aren’t being held.

To assist its adult, non-traditional students, who range in age from about 22 to 55, Hallam says students take one class at a time typically for five or six weeks.

“They’re only doing one class at a time so that allows them to focus,” he says. On-site classes meet once a week from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Besides Indiana Wesleyan’s convenience and Christian-centered education, the university is regionally accredited and tuition is affordable, Hallam says. Costs per credit hour begin under $300 for an associate’s degree and increase to around $500 per credit hour for a graduate degree.

Indian Wesleyan offers a variety of financial aide programs, Hallam says, including federal and state grants and it has a tuition deferral policy for students whose employers’ offer tuition reimbursement.

For more information visit indwes.edu.