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Harrison College was opened in Marion in 1902 by a family owned educational institution.  A former educator, Charles Cring, started Marion Business College because he saw that a diversifying Indiana economy needed trained workers. Harrison uses the power of the Internet and other high-tech methods today; it was also on the “cutting edge” in the early days of the school. At the time, the most advanced technology was central Indiana’s electric street railway system, the interurban. Ora E. Butz, the general manager from 1916 to 1926, worked out of Marion but traveled to all 10 campuses on the interurban. People from all the campuses could also converge for meetings without overnight stays. It offers various academic degrees as like Bachelors, Associate, Diploma, and Certificate and there are more than 30 to selective options in the case of programs and courses. It has been controlling 11 campuses across the state of Indiana, one campus in Ohio, plus Online Studies and The Chef’s Academy, our culinary division. Colleges must make available security information and crime statistics. The links below provide an extensive look at Harrison’s policies and campus crime statistics, including the procedure for crime reporting. If you have further questions, please contact your campus President. Employees of Harrison College are eligible to receive a comprehensive package of benefits to help provide them with financial protection and a foundation of future security. The following benefits become effective for full-time employees after 30-days or first of the month after 30-days (dental and vision) of continuous employment.

Harrison was also a leader in educating women. While much of the office work from 1900 to 1920 was performed by men, women were making strong inroads…and Harrison was there to teach them. Female enrollment was fast approaching 50% by 1915 and grew even higher as young men reported for military duty. Because of its high standards of teaching, Harrison even thrived during the Great Depression and during World War II because employers knew they could look to Harrison graduates for well-trained people to hire. When the Baby Boomers became college age in the 1960s and the percentage of students continuing their education past high school increased, Harrison continued to grow and excel.

Ken Konesco took the helm in 1986 as Harrison's new president. In the 1990s Harrison College dramatically expanded its program offerings because there was such a need for skilled, trained workers. Thanks to his insight, Harrison moved beyond offering just the basic office skills so that the curriculum could expand into the many areas of study offered today. One example is the start of health sciences programs in 1994. Today, Harrison teaches on 12 campuses plus a culinary school, and also offers Online Studies to anyone in the world! The same principles of keeping the management local and the education meaningful that started the school remain today.

Harrison’s program provides Schools of Health Sciences, Veterinary Technology, Information Technology, Criminal Justice, and Business. As a result there are more than 30 options to choose from. The classes have been scheduled in any possible circumstances such as day, evening and online as well. Average classes are designed in such a way that 14 students get a instructor. Till the date there is a record of more than 3,750 students enrollments and among them more than 75000 students has been graduated with higher marks and are working effectively in financial aid. In interesting parts of its history is on the basis of data collected in 2010, nearly 89% of graduates looking for employment, obtain employment within a year of completing their Harrison education. Harrison College provides two group health plans with Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) benefits.  Employees may choose their level of coverage by using PPO or non-PPO doctors and hospitals.  We have a comprehensive provider network, which makes it easy to find qualified health care and helps employees save money when they or their eligible covered dependents need medical care. Harrison offers a money-saving, convenient prescription drug program. Employees can receive great pharmaceutical care and save money by using a network of participating pharmacies or a mail-order service. Harrison offers voluntary dental benefits with affordable group insurance premiums. With our plan, employees have the flexibility to choose their own dentist, together with the convenience of a payroll deduction and a progressive co-pay program where their benefit increases and co-pay decreases in each of the first three years of coverage. Harrison offers voluntary vision care benefits with affordable group insurance premiums. This plan offers employees and their families a benefit option that covers all routine eye care, including eye exams and eyeglasses (lenses and frames), or contacts, with the convenience of payroll deduction and reasonable co-pays. Harrison provides life insurance coverage equal to 1 1/2 times an employee's annual earnings-at no cost to the employee. Harrison provides 60% of an employee’s basic monthly earnings (up to $13,000 per month) if the disability keeps an employee out of work longer than 90-days.


Other benefits of the school are as follows:

·       Free parking

·       Excellent paid time off including vacation, sick, leave, 12 paid holidays and personal days

·       Wellness program which includes employee Assistance Program

·       401K Retirement Plan

·       Tuition assistance and tuition waiver.

Harrison College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Employment decisions comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. It is our philosophy and policy to treat our employees and applicants fairly and without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, military status, citizenship, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law. Discrimination on the basis of these conditions will not be allowed or tolerated. This policy applies to all employment practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, pay rates, training, promotions, and all other terms and conditions of employment and termination.

Further, irrespective of whether sexual orientation is a legally-protected status, Harrison College does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of an employee's sexual orientation.