Trine University

Trine University

Tri-State University has been known as Trine University since 1st August, 2008. Originally founded as the Tri-State Normal College in 1884, the main campus of the university is located on 400 acres of land in Angola, Indiana. Classes are also offered in satellite centers in northern Angola, Fort Wayne, South Bend/Mishawaka, and Merrillville, Indiana.

Trine University offers over 30 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. Students can choose from courses in the fields of engineering, teacher education, business, mathematics, English, golf management, and criminal justice, among others. The academic divisions of the university include:

  • Allen School of Engineering and Technology
  • Franks School of Education
  • Jannen School of Arts and Sciences
  • Ketner School of Business
  • School of Professional Studies

The athletics department of Trine University fields teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling. Known as the Thunders, the teams are members of the NCAA Division III Conference, and the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

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Contacting Trine University

Trine University
1 University Ave
Angola , IN 46703-1764
General Phone: (260) 665-4100

Trine University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management56business, business management, operations management, business administration, accounting, accounting technology, finance, human resources, MIS, ...
Engineering56chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering management
Engineering Technician32engineering technology, CAD and design
Security and Law Enforcement21criminal justice and administration, forensic science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy19health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Education and Teaching19education, elementary school teaching, English teaching, health teaching, math teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, social studies teaching
Therapy and Counseling8psychology
Computer Science and Engineering7computer programming, computer science, computer engineering
Science6biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry
Media3communication studies
Liberal Arts2English, social services
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science
Landscaping and Horticulture0turf management

Number of programs and degrees for Trine University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree269
Bachelor's degree20440
Master's degree43

Trine University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Trine University had a total enrollment of 1,337 students (1,301 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 72%
Women 28%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 99%
Graduate 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 16%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 45%
20-21 29%
22-24 13%
25-29 3%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

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


Trine University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %

Trine University Room and Board (2007)

Trine University offers campus housing for 1,034 of its 1,301 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Trine University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460570
SAT Math490600
ACT Verbal1827
ACT Math2027
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT44%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT56%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended

Trine University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,450
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,450
Room and board $ 6,700
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 4,500

Financial Aid:
Trine University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 183900)

Trine University Faculty

Trine University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4219

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year8$58,7751*
Associate professoracademic year19$53,5324$51,300
Assistant professoracademic year20$46,8859$45,311
Instructoracademic year3$45,4005$37,040
All faculty totalacademic year50$51,22419$44,679

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

Trine University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Basketball Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Baseball Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Track Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Trine University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering/Industrial Management
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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