Martin University Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Martin University an accredited university?

Yes, Martin University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission with the status of Accredited.

230 North LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500

Chicago, IL 60604-1413

Phone 800 621-7440 or 312 263-0456

Fax 312 263-7462

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What is Martin University's mission?

Martin University’s Mission is to provide excellence in educating and developing traditional and non-traditional students in an inclusive, supportive and healthy collegiate environment.


Can I receive financial aid?

Approximately 90% of Martin University students receive some form of financial aid.  Students wishing to be considered for financial aid must complete a FAFSA (visit to determine eligibility. 


When was Martin University founded?

Martin University was founded in 1977 by Rev. Fr. Boniface Hardin, O.S.B. and Sister Jane Schilling, CSJ.  Martin University was named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and St. Martin de Porres.


What is the classroom environment at Martin University?

The University practices the philosophy that learners enter the classroom with experiences and therefore should be able to provide feedback to the instructor. Rather than Iearning strictly from textbooks, the classroom experience involves discussion between faculty and students, although textbooks are used.


What is the class size at Martin University?

Martin University average class size is 17 students, allowing for more student participation.


Can I start my education with basic classes since I have been out of school for a long time?

Yes, for students who have been out of school for a long time, foundational level classes are offered.


What are the first steps for enrolling as a student?

The student's first step in enrolling at Martin University is a visit to the Enrollment Services Office to obtain an application or apply online.  Applications can also be downloaded from our website.  An Enrollment Advisor will walk you through the admissions process. 

Is there any way I can receive college credits for my life experiences?

Through the PLA (Prior Learning Assessment), students may gain credit for their previous work or life experiences.  Contact our PLA Coordinator for additional information.  Please note that PLA credits provided by Martin University may only be used towards a Martin University degree.


Does Martin University accept transfer credits?

Yes, Martin University accepts credits from other institutions of higher learning. Please contact the Office of Academic Affairs for specific policies and procedures for transferring credit(s) to Martin University.


Are classes available during the evenings and weekends?

Yes, there are day, evening, and Saturday classes at Martin University.


When are faculty available?

All faculty post their office hours outside their offices. Please refer to these postings for availability.


Is Martin University considered a historically black college/university (HBCU)?

No, Martin University was founded in 1977, too late to be designated an HBCU. However, Martin University is the only accredited, liberal arts predominately black institution (PBI) of higher learning in Indiana.


Is Martin University part of Martin Center?

No, Martin University grew out of Martin Center.  The original name of the University was Martin Center College.  Martin Center, Inc. has always been a separate entity.


How do I donate to Martin University?

If you would like to donate to Martin University, you can send your donation to the Department of University Advancement, Martin University, 2186 North Sherman Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46218. You may also contact Gayle Spicer at 317.543.3093.


Where is Martin University located?

Martin University is located near downtown, on the East side of Indianapolis at the southwest intersection of North Sherman Drive and East 22nd Street.


Martin University

2186 North Sherman Drive,
Indianapolis, IN 46218

Phone (317) 543-3235

Toll Free (866) 344-3114

Fax (317) 917-3393

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