Richmond, Indiana (IN) Colleges and Universities

There are about 16 colleges and universities within 50 miles of Richmond, Indiana. Read about the schools with the highest graduation rates and lowest costs to find the school for you.

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The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports several schools within 50 miles of downtown Richmond, Indiana, for interested students to attend. Compare the various public, private, 2-year, and 4-year schools in various categories to help narrow down your school search.

Closest Schools to Richmond, Indiana

Several 2-year and 4-year schools are located downtown or within 35 miles from downtown Richmond, Indiana. Most of the schools closest to Richmond offer various undergraduate degree programs, although a couple also offer graduate programs.

  • Earlham College (located in Richmond )
  • Indiana University - East (located in Richmond)
  • Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond (located in Richmond)
  • Purdue University - Purdue Polytechnic Richmond (located in Richmond)
  • Ivy Tech Community College - East Central (35.1 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Richmond, Indiana

Prospective students can select from relatively small to moderately large schools near Richmond. The largest schools are all 4-year institutions, but are an even mix of public and private schools. Student enrollments reported in 2015-2016 range from 1,067 to 21,196 students.

  • Ball State University (21,196 students)
  • Indiana University - East (4,716 students)
  • Anderson University (2,325 students)
  • Earlham College (1,067 students)

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Lowest Net Price

Many students consider finances when choosing a college. The NCES calculates a college's average net price by figuring the total cost of attendance and subtracting the average amount of financial aid the full-time undergraduate student receives. Average net prices for all Richmond-area schools ranged from about $6,400 to more than $23,000. Below are the schools with the lowest net prices in 2014-2015. All figures are from the NCES.

  • Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond ($6,416)
  • Ivy Tech Community College - East Central ($6,416)
  • Indiana University - East ($8,453)
  • Ball State University ($12,847)
  • Anderson University ($21,945)

Highest Graduation Rate

The overall graduation rate is the percentage of full-time undergraduate students who finish their programs within 150% of the 'usual' time it takes to complete it (within six years, for example, for a bachelor's degree). Richmond-area colleges have overall graduation rates starting at 28% and climbing to 67%. The figures in this section are for 2014-2015, unless otherwise noted. All data in this section comes from the NCES.

  • Earlham College (67% graduation rate)
  • Ball State University (60% graduation rate)
  • Anderson University (54% graduation rate)
  • Indiana University - East (28% graduation rate)

The Richmond, Indiana, area offers several schools that are close to downtown, have high graduation rates, and other preferable characteristics.

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