University Mission Statement and History
University Mission Statement
Butler's mission is to provide the highest quality of liberal
and professional education and to integrate the liberal arts with
professional education, by creating and fostering a stimulating
intellectual community built upon interactive dialogue and inquiry
among students, faculty and staff.
Founded in 1855 by attorney and abolitionist Ovid
Butler, Butler occupies 290 acres in Indianapolis'
Butler-Tarkington neighborhood. The University emphasizes a liberal
arts-based education with the goal of teaching clear and effective
communication, appreciation of beauty, and a commitment to lifelong
learning, community service and global awareness.
Butler offers more than 65 majors. Over the past five years, our
graduates have enjoyed an average 96 percent job placement rate,
with 100 percent in the areas of education and pharmacy. There's
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