Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in Indiana
An option for students with disabilities in the transition to adulthood is enrollment in postsecondary education, and Indiana has a number of options including community colleges, as well as both public and private colleges and universities. Students with disabilities make up a significant portion of college and university campuses, and nearly 19 percent of postsecondary students have a disability today.
It is important for students with disabilities and their families to understand the range of options available to them and what will best meet their needs. While some students may opt for four-year bachelor’s degree programs, many others will benefit greatly from associates degree programs, certificate programs, or inclusive postsecondary education programs. Families must consider that requirements and eligibility for enrollment will vary with the institution and the level of diploma the student has achieved, and therefore being informed about your options is important to ensure success.