With slightly over 80 public and private non-profit postsecondary schools, students in Indiana will have plenty of choices when it comes to higher education. Choices include public research universities, community colleges and small liberal arts schools. To help students narrow down their options, we've organized these schools into four categories based on data from the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).
Indiana Schools Near Large Cities
For students interested in attending schools in Indiana near large cities, there will be plenty of options. Of these schools, there are two very large 4-year public institutions offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
- Butler University (Indianapolis)
- Indiana Institute of Technology (Fort Wayne)
- Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (Fort Wayne)
- Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (Indianapolis)
- Ivy Tech Community College (Indianapolis)
Largest Schools in Indiana
The largest public and private non-profit schools in Indiana had in excess of 20,000 students, as of the fall in 2015. Some of those schools even had more than 40,000 students. The largest schools are public schools.
- Ivy Tech Community College (81,668 students)
- Indiana University-Bloomington (48,514 students)
- Purdue University-Main Campus (40,472 students)
- Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (30,105 students)
- Ball State University (21,196 students)
Lowest Net Price
The average net price for a college or university is determined by subtracting the amount of government or institutional financial aid the average student receives from the total cost of attendance. Based on data from the NCES for the 2014-2015 academic year, for full-time undergraduates, the following schools offered the lowest net prices among traditional colleges and universities in Indiana.
- Ivy Tech Community College ($6,416)
- Indiana University-Northwest ($6,992)
- Purdue University-North Central Campus ($7,460)
- Indiana University-East ($8,453)
- Indiana University-Kokomo ($8,566)
Highest Graduation Rate
The overall graduation rate for a school includes the number of students who completed their studies in 150% of 'normal time' (for example, six years for a bachelor's degree program). Based on NCES figures for full-time undergraduate students, the following Indiana schools had the top graduation rates among students enrolling in 2009 at traditional schools.
- University of Notre Dame (97% graduation rate)
- DePauw University (82% graduation rate)
- Saint Mary's College (79% graduation rate)
- Indiana University-Bloomington (77% graduation rate)
- Taylor University (77% graduation rate)
Check out some of the statistics on Indiana's public and private non-profit universities and find out which one might be suited for your learning expectations.