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153 Colleges in Indiana

So you want to attend college in Indiana?

If you call Indiana home or are Indiana implant, there are a multitude of reasons that you may want to attend college locally, ranging from personal relationships to keeping family tradition.

Top Schools

The highest-ranking colleges and universities in Indiana in 2010, were:

  1. Indiana University-Bloomington - located in Bloomington, it was ranked 18th in the nation
  2. Purdue University-Main Campus - located in West Lafayette, it was ranked 21st in the nation
  3. DePauw University - located in Greencastle, it was ranked 27th in the nation

 

Programs Offered

Indiana has 1,692,701 college students. Of these students, approximately 45.2% are enrolled in one of the 1,675 bachelor's degree programs offered at Indiana schools. Indiana's 714 master's or Ph.D.-level programs have an enrollment of about 109,153 students, which is 19.3% of Indiana students. The rest of Indiana's college students are enrolled in one of Indiana's 1,316 certificate or associate's degree programs.

In Indiana, the most popular courses of study are:

  1. Healthcare - 9% of students graduated from healthcare programs
  2. Business - 9% of students graduated from business programs
  3. Business Administration - 4% of students graduated from business administration programs

Tuition

At Indiana schools in 2011, tuition for Indiana residents ranged from $2,515 per year to $43,647 per year, with the average tuition being $10,243 per year. In 2011, the following schools charged the highest tuition rates:

  1. Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Indianapolis - located in Indianapolis, it charged students a tuition of $43,647 per year
  2. University of Notre Dame - located in Notre Dame, it charged students a tuition of $39,919 per year
  3. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - located in Terre Haute, it charged students a tuition of $38,470 per year

The Indiana state schools with the lowest tuition were:

  1. Good Samaritan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology - located in Vincennes, it charged students a tuition of $2,515 per year
  2. Ivy Tech Community College-South Central - located in Sellersburg, it charged students a tuition of $3,257 per year
  3. Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley - located in Terre Haute, it charged students a tuition of $3,257 per year

Financial Aid

Students in Indiana received $800,524,985 in financial aid in 2008. Approximately 75% of this was in the form of institutional grants or scholarships. In 2008, the schools providing the most institutional financial aid to students were:

Indiana Student Demographics

The average student population at Indiana schools is 3,181 students. 13 of Indiana's 153 schools have over 10,000 students each. In 2010, the Indiana schools with the largest student population were:

  1. Indiana University-Bloomington - located in Bloomington, it had 42,347 students
  2. Purdue University-Main Campus - located in West Lafayette, it had 41,052 students
  3. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis - located in Indianapolis, it had 30,383 students

In 2010, the Indiana schools with the smallest student population were:

  1. Good Samaritan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology - located in Vincennes, it had 19 students
  2. Apex Academy of Hair Design Inc - located in Anderson, it had 20 students
  3. Hair Arts Academy - located in Bloomington, it had 48 students

Graduation Rates

In 2010, 178,487 students graduated from colleges and universities in Indiana. In 2010, the graduation rates were highest at the following Indiana colleges and universities:

  1. University of Notre Dame - located in Notre Dame, it had a graduation rate of 96%
  2. Success Schools LLC - located in Merrillville, it had a graduation rate of 96%
  3. Honors Beauty College - located in Indianapolis, it had a graduation rate of 96%

The following Indiana colleges and universities had the lowest graduation rates:

  1. Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana - located in Indianapolis, it had a graduation rate of 4%
  2. Ivy Tech Community College-Southeast - located in Madison, it had a graduation rate of 5%
  3. Ivy Tech Community College-Bloominton - located in Bloomington, it had a graduation rate of 6%

Diversity

There is not a lot of diversity in the student population at Indiana schools. In 2009, only 27% of Indiana's undergraduate students were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds. The male to female ratio for undergraduates was 4 to 10. About 62% of undergraduate students at Indiana schools were 24 years of age or younger. The following Indiana colleges and universities had the greatest percentage of minority students:

  1. Regency Beauty Institute-South Bend - located in Mishawaka, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds
  2. Concordia Theological Seminary - located in Fort Wayne, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds
  3. Merrillville Beauty College - located in Merrillville, 98% of students were from minority backgrounds

Indiana Faculty Demographics

Although the students at Indiana schools are not very diverse, the faculty at Indiana colleges and universities is diverse. Of the 135,791 faculty members employed by Indiana colleges and universities in 2009, about 35% identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority. Amongst Indiana faculty, the female to male ratio was 1 to 1.

Faculty to Student Ratio

In 2009, on average for every 100 students, there were 24 faculty at Indiana schools. The schools with the largest number of faculty for each student in Indiana were:

  1. Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics
  2. Hair Arts Academy
  3. Ideal Beauty Academy

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 86,710 $23,150 $25,000 -1.4%
2
Office Clerks, General+ 61,500 $25,060 $28,240 18.7%
3
Registered Nurses+ 60,300 $57,820 $67,720 15.2%
4
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 37,540 $32,680 $35,340 2.6%
5
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 34,990 $23,550 $25,140 22.0%
6
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 29,900 $30,780 $32,000 -29.3%
7
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 28,030 $48,550 $54,330 0.3%
8
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 26,220 $39,470 $39,890 11.8%
9
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 24,160 $47,930 $50,770 -0.5%
10
General and Operations Managers+ 22,480 $111,030 $113,100 -24.0%
11
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 20,890 $38,100 $41,360 14.2%
12
Cooks, Restaurant+ 20,130 $20,450 $23,260 20.0%
13
Accountants and Auditors+ 17,970 $64,960 $68,960 -5.3%
14
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 17,810 $40,550 $45,860 -31.0%
15
Security Guards+ 17,210 $26,230 $26,870 0.2%
16
Home Health Aides+ 17,030 $21,030 $21,760 95.7%
17
Construction Laborers+ 14,030 $36,930 $33,590 -23.9%
18
Carpenters+ 13,470 $39,810 $43,890 -36.2%
19
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 12,210 $47,660 $54,880 5.6%
20
Electricians+ 12,040 $53,880 $51,810 -24.2%
21
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 11,250 $21,980 $24,180 6.7%
22
Medical Assistants+ 11,180 $27,910 $29,760 39.6%
23
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 11,090 $36,600 $38,200 -21.6%
24
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 10,800 $44,490 $55,620 0.5%
25
Cooks, Fast Food+ 10,470 $17,840 $18,540 -29.9%
26
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 10,260 $31,280 $33,270 -11.1%
27
Medical Secretaries+ 9,810 $30,030 $31,820 13.3%
28
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 9,790 $53,990 $50,360 -16.4%
29
Pharmacy Technicians+ 8,900 $26,920 $29,330 25.9%
30
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 8,370 $61,140 $62,260 -30.4%
31
Correctional Officers and Jailers+ 8,290 $32,110 $42,780 16.1%
32
Managers, All Other+ 7,780 $65,020 $102,160 1.3%
33
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists+ 7,230 $39,380 $42,250 3.3%
34
Medical and Health Services Managers+ 7,110 $78,790 $93,670 14.5%
35
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists+ 7,060 $25,710 $26,510 6.2%
36
Management Analysts+ 7,030 $78,540 $87,260 39.5%
37
Mechanical Engineers+ 6,980 $71,540 $82,480 0.9%
38
Financial Managers+ 6,800 $102,610 $116,970 -1.7%
39
Lawyers+ 6,440 $100,950 $129,440 7.7%
40
Industrial Production Managers+ 6,070 $88,410 $95,660 9.2%
41
Software Developers, Applications+ 5,870 $70,500 $90,410
42
Dental Assistants+ 5,830 $34,310 $34,140 18.3%
43
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics+ 5,680 $29,890 $33,300 16.2%
44
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products+ 5,630 $54,910 $60,160 -2.9%
45
Sales Managers+ 5,560 $94,580 $114,110 0.2%
46
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education+ 5,270 $25,000 $29,200 6.7%
47
Coaches and Scouts+ 5,240 $27,420 $35,950 19.1%
48
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other+ 5,140 $207,210 $180,870 272.5%
49
Child, Family, and School Social Workers+ 5,130 $35,150 $43,850 -19.5%
50
Computer Programmers+ 4,890 $68,190 $74,900