Indiana State University

Indiana State University

Indiana State University is a public university that is located in Terre Haute, Indiana. It was established in 1865. ISU's main campus is located on the north side of Terre Haute's downtown business district. It consists of more than 60 buildings spread across an area of over 140 acres.

ISU offers various programs and degrees in diverse fields of study through five colleges and one school:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services
  • College of Technology

The sports teams of ISU are known as Sycamores and their official mascot is Sycamore Sam. Some of the notable alumni of the university are Paul Benke, President of Colt Firearms; Margaret Gisolo, Founder of Arizona Arts Alliance; and Bruce Baumgartner, Olympic Gold Medalist.

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Indiana State University
210 N 7th St
Terre Haute , IN 47809
General Phone: (812) 237-6311

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Indiana State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching414curriculum and instruction, educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, school counseling, college student counseling, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, art education, ...
Business and Management304business management, operations management, accounting, finance, human resources, MIS, management sciences, marketing, insurance ...
Liberal Arts290African-American studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, foreign languages and literature, English, liberal arts and sciences, anthropology, economics, ...
Engineering Technician174architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, robotics tech, industrial tech, manufacturing tech, occupational safety tech, automotive tech, mechanical engineering related tech, computer engineering tech ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine144registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement142criminology
Therapy and Counseling114psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, educational psychology, community health services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy92parks and recreation management, sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Family and Social Work82family and consumer science, food and nutrition, family studies, public administration, social work
Media74communication studies, journalism, radio and television
Transportation74aviation tech, commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Science45biology, chemistry, geology
Music42music, music performance, jazz
Medical Support and Technology37audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering36computer and info science, information technology
Art Studies18art studies
Fine Arts12fine arts
Construction Trades10apparel and textiles
Drama and Performing Arts8drama
Architecture and Planning7interior architecture
Office and Administration3office management
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy
Medical Administration1environmental health

Number of programs and degrees for Indiana State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,43074
Master's degree50338
Doctor's degree727
Post-master's certificate242
Associate's degree1325
Award of less than 1 academic year04
Postbaccalaureate certificate21

Indiana State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Indiana State had a total enrollment of 10,543 students (9,322 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 22%
First Professional 0%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 12%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 24%
20-21 23%
22-24 20%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Indiana State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 28 %

Indiana State Room and Board (2007)

Indiana State offers campus housing for 3,312 of its 9,322 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Terre Haute, Indiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Indiana Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Indiana State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410510
SAT Math410530
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1623
ACT Composite1722

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT77%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT26%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Indiana State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,148
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,402
Room and board $ 6,904
Room charge $ 3,878
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,094
Books and supplies $ 1,170
Other expenses $ 2,996

Financial Aid:
Indiana State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 180700)

Indiana State Faculty

Indiana State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track7253
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4449

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$82,7663$79,522
Associate professorcalendar year1*4$72,881
Assistant professorcalendar year4$54,5449$64,683
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year9$63,75617$67,897

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year90$79,80528$75,425
Associate professoracademic year76$64,35766$59,219
Assistant professoracademic year70$55,59348$51,711
Instructoracademic year22$36,70928$34,425
All faculty totalacademic year258$65,010170$55,685

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Indiana State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Gateway Football Conference
Basketball Missouri Valley Conference
Baseball Missouri Valley Conference
Track Missouri Valley Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports56065

Indiana State Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Interior Architecture

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Robotics Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Environmental Health

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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Top 17%Indiana State Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 19%Indiana State Male % of student body

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