About Fort Wayne:
Today, Fort Wayne is not only the hub of three rivers, it is also a major metropolitan area and the second largest city in Indiana. Fort Wayne continues to progress as corporations and individuals live, thrive and expand together. In fact during the 1980's and 1990's Fort Wayne received accolades as an All-American City and a Most Livable City.
Fort Wayne provides a rich range of artistic and cultural experiences. A night out on the town can mean enjoying a live performance at the Embassy Theatre or a concert by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Fort Wayne's award-winning symphony, which performs the works of the masters and attracts acclaimed soloists to its stage. For visual art, stop by the Fort Wayne Museum of Art to see the traveling exhibitions or works from the Museum's own permanent collection. Spend a fine afternoon in the city's museums, which include The History Center, the Foellinger Friemann Botanical Conservatory, hands-on exhibits at Science Central, and many more. Fort Wayne is known as the "City of Festivals," and for good reason! All year long, residents and visitors enjoy outstanding festivals and community events, including Johnny Appleseed Festival, Three Rivers Festival, GermanFest, RiverFest, BBQ Ribfest, Greekfest, Grabill Country Fair, Taste of the Arts, Vera Bradley Outlet Sale and so many more.
Fort Wayne offers solid primary and secondary education, as well as a host of higher education opportunities. Four public school districts comprise the City of Fort Wayne and Allen County area with a total of 56 elementary, 20 middle, and 13 high schools. The average student to teacher ratio is about 20 to 1. There are also ample options for a parochial education, with 17 Catholic and 17 Lutheran schools. In addition, there are 6 Amish schools and a number of other private or specialized schools. Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne leads the way among post-secondary options, enrolling almost 14,320 students. IPFW offers more than 200 programs leading to associate, bachelor's and master's degrees. Other great colleges in the area include: the University of St. Francis; Indiana Tech, ITT Technical Institute, Ivy Tech Community College, and Trine University for technical education; and Harrison College for business education.