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Schools Offering Engineering Programs in Indiana

Approximately 1.5% of graduates in of Indiana receive engineering degrees every year. Thus, Indiana's 22 engineering schools put out approximately 2,710 engineers each year.

Top Schools

Purdue University-Main Campus, which is located in West Lafayette, is the top-ranked school in Indiana that has a engineering program. It received a ranking of 21st in the country in 2010. In 2010, 1,570 students graduated from Purdue University-Main Campus' engineering program. Purdue University-Main Campus charged in-state students $9,070 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Indiana with a engineering program is Taylor University, which is located in Upland. In 2010, it was ranked 30th nationwide. In 2010, Taylor University graduated 10 students from its engineering program. The tuition rate at Taylor University was $26,383 per year.

The third-ranked school in Indiana with a engineering program is Valparaiso University, which is located in Valparaiso. In 2010, it was ranked 31st nationwide. In 2010, Valparaiso University graduated 46 students from its engineering programs. Valparaiso University charged in-state students $29,582 in tuition fees per year.


Engineering schools in Indiana, charge students an average tuition of $17,141 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $39,919 per year, or as little as $3,257 per year. In 2010, the engineering schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Indiana were:

  1. University of Notre Dame - located in Notre Dame, students are charged $39,919 per year
  2. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - located in Terre Haute, students are charged $38,470 per year
  3. Earlham College - located in Richmond, students are charged $36,694 per year

The engineering schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Indiana were:

  1. Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest - located in Evansville, students are charged $3,257 per year
  2. Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest - located in Gary, students are charged $3,257 per year
  3. Vincennes University - located in Vincennes, students are charged $4,588 per year

An engineering degree from an Indiana school... what next?

Many Indiana engineering graduates become a agricultural engineer, transportation engineer, industrial safety engineer, materials engineer, and automotive engineer. In 2010, there were 26,870 engineer working in Indiana, including 3,560 engineering managers, 80 agricultural engineers, and 3,060 transportation engineers. The Indiana counties with the largest populations of engineer are:

  1. Boone County - 7,470 engineers
  2. Crawford County - 1,920 engineers
  3. Jasper County - 1,850 engineers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 29,380 engineers will be working in Indiana. This would require the number of engineer to grow by 9%.


engineers in Indiana make an average of $68,302 per year. However, Indiana engineer earned anywhere in the range from as less than $24,090 per year to more than $165,890 per year in 2010. Engineers in the following Indiana counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Howard County - $91,213 per year
  2. Benton County - $82,190 per year
  3. Clay County - $75,625 per year

The following counties in Indiana have the lowest average salaries for engineer:

  1. Elkhart County - $56,524 per year
  2. Bartholomew County - $60,360 per year
  3. Boone County - $61,266 per year

On average, the highest paid engineers in Indiana were:

  1. Engineering Teacher - $108,470 per year
  2. Engineering Manager - $104,310 per year
  3. Mining Engineer - $79,250 per year

The engineers with lowest average salaries in Indiana were:

  1. Environmental Engineering Technician - $44,620 per year
  2. Civil Engineering Technician - $43,870 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Indiana statistics regarding a career in engineering and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as mechanical engineering or civil engineering.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Engineering in Indiana
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering in Indiana
  • Master's Degree in Engineering in Indiana
  • Doctoral Degree in Engineering in Indiana

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Ship Engineers n/a $66,070
Mechanical Engineers 6,980 $71,540 0.9%
Architectural and Engineering Managers 3,560 $104,310 8.5%
Civil Engineers 3,060 $71,720 5.9%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 3,010 $57,330 -10.4%
Engineers, All Other 2,330 $73,430 -32.1%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,880 $51,340 -10.9%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 1,470 $50,600 -2.6%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,110 $56,270 -15.9%
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 1,030 $108,470 19.8%
Civil Engineering Technicians 860 $43,870 -21.1%
Materials Engineers 720 $71,400 20.0%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 380 $74,550 -22.4%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 220 $44,620 -12.0%
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 90 $79,250 80.0%
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 90 $67,530 80.0%
Agricultural Engineers 80 $68,840 60.0%

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