January 25, 2022

Purdue University Global providing tuition reductions to Indiana Department of Correction employees and their family members

Providing access to a world-class education for all employees

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — In continuing its mission to provide access to quality education for all, Purdue University Global is teaming with the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) to offer access to its myriad online degrees and certificate programs.

IDOC employees and their immediate family members who live in Indiana can now take advantage of a 25% tuition reduction on undergraduate degrees and certificates, and a 10% tuition reduction on graduate or doctoral degrees or certificates. Furthermore, they can take a three-week class trial with no financial obligation.

“We are pleased to offer the hardworking members of the Indiana Department of Correction and their family members this opportunity to achieve their education and career goals online, as they enhance their skills and expand their knowledge,” Purdue Global Provost Jon Harbor said. “We look forward to welcoming them to the Purdue Global family and celebrating their achievements.”

As part of the partnership benefits, Purdue Global is allowing IDOC training to be counted for select courses, offering employees up to 24 quarter transfer credits toward an associate or bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Purdue Global.

“Our staff are committed to growth, change and finding new avenues that makes them better employees and people,” said Angela D. Sutton, deputy commissioner of diversity and development for the Indiana Department of Correction. “Partnering with Purdue Global provides a valuable opportunity for our staff and their family members to create new possibilities for their future.”

Purdue Global offers IDOC employees more than 175 online programs, including business, criminal justice, human services, nursing and psychology, among others.

Textbooks and course materials are included for undergraduate programs, and additional benefits include waivers on resource fees and free tutoring in math, writing and science.

About Purdue University Global

Purdue University Global delivers personalized online education tailored to the unique needs of adults who have work or life experience beyond the classroom, enabling them to develop essential academic and professional skills with the support and flexibility they need to achieve their career goals. It offers personalized paths for students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, desired pace, military service, previous college credits and other considerations – no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is affiliated with Purdue University’s flagship institution, a highly ranked public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University also operates regional campuses in Fort Wayne and Northwest Indiana, as well as serving science, engineering and technology students at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. For more information, visit purdueglobal.edu.

About Indiana Department of Correction

The Indiana Department of Correction is the largest state agency in Indiana, operating 21 correctional facilities throughout the state. The department employs about 6,000 people and serves more than 24,000 incarcerated individuals and thousands more through parole and post-release services. IDOC's mission is to promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry, including programming and services inside facilities, by serving as the model of best correctional practices.

Media Contact, Purdue Global: Tom Schott, 765-427-1721, tschott@purdue.edu

Media Contact, IDOC: Annie Goeller, agoeller@idoc.in.gov

Sources: Jon Harbor

Angela D. Sutton

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