Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), is an urban research university located in Indianapolis, Indiana, near White River State Park. It was established in 1969, as a partnership by and between Indiana and Purdue universities, with Indiana University as the managing partner. Situated on 510 acres, it is bordered by West Street to the east, 10th Street to the north, and the White River to the South and west. IUPUI offers many nationally ranked programs, small class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities, and an exceptional faculty. It conducts more than 185 academic programs, from associate degrees to doctoral and professional degrees. The college is one among the top 15 colleges in the country in the number of professional degrees it confers and top seven in the number of health-related degrees. It provides an environment that respects and celebrates diversity, that appreciates individual differences, and that builds on collective talents and experiences for the benefit of the larger societal good. IUPUI provides students an opportunity to experience and take advantage of student-centered services, consulting facilities, learning experiences and programs, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community. It offers more than 180 majors with opportunities to earn four-year bachelor degrees, two-year associate degrees, and one-year certificates. The university also has a medical school, law school, and dental school. It is one of the largest employers in Indianapolis and is recognized as a "family-friendly" employer on the basis of childcare, education benefits, flexible work policies, and family leave.