Indiana Colleges Summary

Indiana is home to some of the most respected colleges in the nation, including Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame. However, the state has more than 140 postsecondary institutions that can serve residents' higher education needs. These include public and private schools, two-year and four-year schools, and trade schools that offer certificate programs.

The Independent Colleges of Indiana system represents 30 private nonprofit Indiana colleges and universities. The system confers more than a third of all degrees in STEM disciplines and nursing awarded to Indiana students.

Ivy Tech Community College is the statewide system of community colleges in Indiana and has 45 campus and site locations throughout the state.

Indiana Colleges: A Few Highlights

Indiana State University at Terre Haute is one of the state's premier postsecondary institutions. Founded in 1865, the university has an annual enrollment of approximately 13,500 students. Distance learners can choose from more than 60 completely online degree programs through Indiana State Online.

Indiana University has its flagship campus at Bloomington and seven other campus locations across the state. The IU system serves more than 114,000 students each year. IU Online offers more than 120 online degree programs for distance learners.

However, residents who wish to pursue online degrees from colleges in other states can do so through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement.

Indiana's Student Success Initiatives

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has defined several initiatives to support the growth of educational attainment in the state. Two of these include "Next Level Jobs," a certificate program that focuses on high-demand jobs and the "15 to Finish" program that aims to increase college completion rates.

Students also can explore the Indiana Department of Education for additional information on universities and colleges in Indiana.


  • About ICI, Independent Colleges of Indiana,
  • Fast Facts, Indiana State University,
  • Ivy Tech Community College,

Education Institutes in Indiana
Total Number of Educational Institutes
Total Enrollment in all institutes
Number of Public Educational Institutes
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
Graduation Rate
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
On Campus and Online Programs in Indiana
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
Number of Institutes Offering both

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics,
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Colleges and Universities in Indiana
SchoolCityTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg. In-State Tuition & FeesNumber of Programs Offered
Ivy Tech Community CollegeIndianapolis72,006At least 2 but less than 4 years$4,368255
Purdue University-Main CampusWest Lafayette44,474Four or more years$9,992379
Indiana University-BloomingtonBloomington43,503Four or more years$10,681319
Indiana University-Purdue University-IndianapolisIndianapolis29,579Four or more years$9,465288
Ball State UniversityMuncie21,884Four or more years$9,896284
Vincennes UniversityVincennes17,481Four or more years$5,902174
Indiana State UniversityTerre Haute13,044Four or more years$9,090162
University of Notre DameNotre Dame12,607Four or more years$53,391170
University of Southern IndianaEvansville10,986Four or more years$8,34987
Indiana Wesleyan University-National & GlobalMarion10,614Four or more years$9,81670
Purdue University NorthwestHammond10,473Four or more years$7,691109
Purdue University Fort WayneFort Wayne10,139Four or more years$8,450147
University of IndianapolisIndianapolis5,935Four or more years$29,688108
American College of EducationIndianapolis5,503Four or more yearsN/A27
Butler UniversityIndianapolis5,495Four or more years$41,12099

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics,