History, Affiliations and Rankings
Trine was founded in 1884 by citizens of Angola, Indiana, as Tri-State Normal College, with the Commerce Building which is now known as Taylor Hall, serving as the College's original site. In 1906, the institution reformed and changed its name from Tri-State Normal College to Tri-State College, which it had been known as for more than a century and in 1975 it got the status of a university, and finally, in 2008, it was renamed as Trine University, in honor of trustees Drs. Ralph and Sheri Trine. The Higher Learning Commission accredits Trine University. University is affiliated with Space grants in academics and in sports, it is affiliated with NCAA Division III. It is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and Department of Education/Office of Educator Licensing and Development (DOE/OELD). Trine University has ranked #69 in Regional Universities Midwest in the Best Colleges 2022 edition by the US News and World Report Ranking. It is placed #600th in US College ranking 2021 by Times Higher Education.
Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses
Trine University is a private university in Angola, Indiana, with a 450-acre main campus that provides everything students want. There are resident halls and university housing flats with distinctive designs that set them different from standard dorm rooms. Within the campus, there are eating commons, various food alternatives, health and wellness, accessibility and accommodations, and campus safety are all areas where you can get personalized help. It's one of the few colleges with a championship golf course that's hosted NCAA national championships and PGA tournaments. The university has both graduate and undergraduate programs. Some of the popular courses are Accounting & Commerce, Animation, Business & Management Studies, Design, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, IT & Software, Mass Communication & Media, Science, Drafting and Design (CAD/CADD), Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Mechanical Engineering, etc.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Trine University is dedicated to academic achievement and has been doing it for almost 135 years. The institute has continuously been listed among the finest universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. Within six months of graduation, 99.3% of the Class of 2021 was employed or enrolled in graduate school. There have been numerous prominent persons linked with Trine University over the years who have excelled in their respective disciplines like Ralph Ketner (the co-founder of Food Town), Isabelle French (National President of the Society of Women Engineers), Rupa Shanmugam (president and COO of SoPark Corporation), Jerry L. Allen (received an honorary doctorate in 1998 and the Pillar of Success Award in 2003) and Karen Austin (senior vice president at Pacific Gas and Electric Company).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Trine University has a total student enrollment of 5,421 fall of 2021 with 34% male students and 48% female students. Trine University has a 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Trine University offers more than 60 clubs and student groups, as well as eight fraternities and five sororities for students to join and meet individuals who share their interests. The international students are 2.3%. The University has students from a wide range of backgrounds, including race, national origin, religion, beliefs, age, socioeconomic level, gender, sexual orientation, and handicap status. University's vibrant and diverse campus offers several opportunities for students to engage with their peers. Some of the top companies that visit the university campus are Walmart, Amazon, Ford Motor Company, Zimmer Biomet, Cummins Inc., Parkview Health, etc.