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About Mount Ida

Preparation for the world

Curiosity is fostered, exploration is encouraged, and the lessons learned both inside the classroom and out last a lifetime.

Our Mission & History

Giving students opportunities to invest in their future.

A lot has changed in the 118 years since Mount Ida opened its doors. One thing that hasn’t is our commitment to students: getting them ready for graduation and life beyond.


Mount Ida founded

Trustees & Leadership

Headed by President Barry Brown, our administration and board of trustees are experienced leaders dedicated to realizing the goals that will shape the college's next decade.

Community & Civic Engagement

By working with local nonprofits, area schools and community planning organizations, our students and faculty aren't just engaged citizens. They're helping to solve real societal issues.


Majors across 4 schools




Student : Teacher


NCAA Division III teams

September 22 – 24

Join us for Fall Fest!

This Homecoming and Family Weekend has something for everyone!

There will be sporting events, a comedy show, breakfast with President Brown, CSI Mount Ida, karaoke, alumni games, arts & crafts, lawn games, on-campus activities, alumni awards, delicious food and drink and so much more!