"Without a collective effort we would not be where we are today. I am just the one who is in the fortunate position of serving as president of Trine University. I am thankful, honored and humbled every day for that opportunity and for the passion that so many people bestow on this great institution."
Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., president
Welcome to Trine University, a growing school with a rich heritage of academic excellence and tradition.
When you are accepted as a Trine student, you will become part of a community – a family – that has been active for generations and will be here for years to come.
Trine has taken many forms since it began in 1884, starting first as a teacher’s college and then evolving into the 20th century. In 1902, the university opened the doors of its engineering school, which many would argue is at the core of our being. Over the years, we’ve added acclaimed business, humanities, education, health sciences and science programs that continue to meet with success.
Our campus has more than tripled (1,300 to 4,500) since the year 2000. During that time, we've added more than $155 million worth of campus enhancements and facilities. Soon the Best Hall of Science expansion will be completed and we will add the Thunder Ice Arena and MTI Center. As the 21st century progresses, Trine will continue to strategically develop its people, programs and facilities to make a positive impact on students, the community and beyond.
We remain a remarkably creative and innovative campus. Many of our students collaborate with companies, organizations and schools around the globe to solve complex problems and real-world issues. Of Trine's class of 2016, 99.3 percent of Trine graduates find employment or continue their education within six months of graduation. A number of alumni leave this university with an entrepreneurial spirit that leads them to start flourishing companies that are vital parts of many communities. Next time you see a golf ball, just remember one of our graduates is responsible.
I encourage you to schedule a time to visit and see the campus for yourself. While you're here, be sure to meet with professors and students and ask all the questions you want.
Please stop by my office in the C.W. Sponsel Administration Center when you are on campus. My door is open and you are always welcome.
Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D.