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Fortunately for you, Lafayette, IN offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Lafayette College and University Demographics

There are a total of 62 degree and certificate programs offered at Lafayette's 4 colleges and universities. You can choose to study in fields ranging from early childhood education and teaching to accounting and related services, other to respiratory care therapy/therapist.

Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing is the top-ranked school in Lafayette. It was ranked 54th in the nation in 2010. Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing has a student population of approximately 234. The most popular course of study at Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing is BSN.

Tuition

Lafayette schools charge an average tuition of $7,856 per year. The Lafayette school charging the highest tuition rates is Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing, which charges students $16,030 per year. The lowest tuition rate in Lafayette is at Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette, which charges students $3,257 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

Lafayette college students received $11,987,799 in grants, loans, and scholarships in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships accounted for $11,807,422 of the total. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $6,768,789, which was given by Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette.

Lafayette Student Demographics

In 2010, there were 8,003 students enrolled in colleges and universities in the city of Lafayette. This is 2% of the total number of students enrolled in colleges throughout the state of Indiana. With 7,407 students, Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette had the highest total student enrollment in Lafayette. On the other hand, with only 84 students, Lafayette Beauty Academy had the lowest enrollment in the city.

Graduation and Retention Rates

The retention rate for Lafayette colleges and universities, which is the percent of students who return to college after their first year, is about 66%. The graduation rate for Lafayette schools is approximately 32%. The Lafayette college with the highest graduation rate is Lafayette Beauty Academy, which has a graduation rate of 64%. The Lafayette college with the lowest graduation rate is Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette, which has a graduation rate of 9%.

Diversity

Lafayette schools have a student population that is approximately 53% female. 42% of Lafayette college students are older than 24 years. In 2009, 23 in 100 college students in Lafayette identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority. The highest percentage of diverse students in Lafayette in 2009 was at Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette, which had a minority student population that was 24% of the total student population of the school.

Lafayette Faculty Demographics

Lafayette schools had 4,324 faculty members in 2010. The ratio of female to male faculty was [Female Faculty Ratio] to [Male Faculty Ratio] for Lafayette schools. And 40% of faculty were from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

The average faculty to student ratio for Lafayette schools was 1 to 3 in 2009. Ravenscroft Beauty College had 1 faculty for every 1 student. This was the highest faculty to student ratio for schools in Lafayette.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 2,450 $23,880 $25,000 -16.9%
2
Office Clerks, General 1,990 $23,050 $28,240 47.4%
3
Registered Nurses 1,390 $57,450 $67,720 18.8%
4
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,380 $29,470 $32,000 32.7%
5
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,230 $30,810 $35,340 -12.1%
6
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 980 $23,790 $25,140 53.1%
7
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 840 $38,030 $39,890 29.2%
8
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 640 $40,510 $45,860 -22.0%
9
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 640 $44,470 $50,770 -5.9%
10
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 610 $50,530 $54,330 -16.4%
11
Cooks, Restaurant 600 $20,530 $23,260 50.0%
12
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 550 $38,810 $41,360 19.6%
13
Home Health Aides 510 $19,350 $21,760
14
Cooks, Fast Food 490 $17,480 $18,540 8.9%
15
General and Operations Managers 480 $103,160 $113,100 -36.0%
16
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 440 $23,560 $24,180 41.9%
17
Mechanical Engineers 410 $68,240 $82,480
18
Electricians 400 $52,730 $51,810 14.3%
19
Accountants and Auditors 340 $73,660 $68,960 -26.1%
20
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 320 $34,270 $38,200 -25.6%
21
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 310 $23,560 $26,510 -20.5%
22
Carpenters 310 $39,110 $43,890 -34.0%
23
Medical Assistants 300 $27,610 $29,760 66.7%
24
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 300 $47,600 $55,970
25
Biological Technicians 300 $36,950 $41,740 25.0%
26
Pharmacy Technicians 300 $25,300 $29,330 36.4%
27
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 290 $49,130 $54,880
28
Computer Programmers 290 $57,150 $74,900
29
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 270 $46,840 $55,620 107.7%
30
Managers, All Other 250 $91,730 $102,160
31
Coaches and Scouts 250 $33,620 $35,950 47.1%
32
Billing and Posting Clerks 230 $34,250 $33,270 27.8%
33
Construction Laborers 220 $28,540 $33,590 -12.0%
34
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 210 $229,870 $180,870
35
Security Guards 200 $30,490 $26,870 11.1%
36
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 180 $62,940 $62,260 -33.3%
37
Medical Secretaries 170 $29,800 $31,820 -51.4%
38
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 170 $45,560 $50,360 41.7%
39
Industrial Production Managers 170 $88,190 $95,660 88.9%
40
Medical and Health Services Managers 160 $88,110 $93,670 -27.3%
41
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 $38,080 $42,250 77.8%
42
Computer and Information Systems Managers 160 $92,170 $123,280 60.0%
43
Lawyers 160 $81,700 $129,440 45.5%
44
Software Developers, Applications 150 $72,220 $90,410
45
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 140 $30,650 $33,300 -6.7%
46
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 140 $55,340 $60,160 0.0%
47
Dental Assistants 140 $31,410 $34,140 0.0%
48
Financial Managers 140 $98,920 $116,970 0.0%
49
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $30,320 $35,010 18.2%
50
Chemists 130 $50,250 $73,240