Indiana Schools, Colleges and Higher Education Overview

There are 82 public and private not-for-profit schools within Indiana. See how some of these schools stack up against each other in order to find the right school for you.

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Indiana students have a wide variety of options available for pursuing higher education. We've categorized the largest public and private not-for-profit schools, in addition to arranging them by their best net prices, location to large cities and graduation rates, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).

Indiana Schools Near Large Cities

Indiana offers potential students the opportunity to attend school in and around some of its largest cities. A majority of those public and private non-profit schools are found in Indianapolis.

  • Butler University (Indianapolis)
  • Indiana Institute of Technology (Fort Wayne)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (South Bend)
  • University of Evansville (Evansville)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (Indianapolis)

Largest Schools in Indiana

The largest schools in Indiana are all public schools. The community college had nearly 100,000 full-time undergraduate students in the fall of 2014. The rest of the largest schools had less than 50,000 students.

  • Ivy Tech Community College (91,179 students)
  • Indiana University-Bloomington (46,416 students)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus (39,752 students)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (30,690 students)
  • Ball State University (20,655 students)

Lowest Net Price

Average net prices are calculated by subtracting the average financial aid package awarded to full-time first-time students from the total cost of attending the schools. These schools had the lowest average net prices in 2014-2015, according to NCES, for full-time undergraduates.

  • 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 graduation rate, calculated by NCES, can be an indicator of student satisfaction. This rate shows the portion of full-time first-time students who complete their programs within 150% of the normal time, such as three years for a two-year program or six years for a four-year degree. Here are the top schools with the highest overall graduation rates for the students who had enrolled in 2009.

  • 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)

Find out about the various public and private non-profit schools in Indiana to make a well-informed decision about your potential learning experience.

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