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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.

Sources:

  • About ICI, Independent Colleges of Indiana, http://www.icindiana.org/?page=aboutici
  • Fast Facts, Indiana State University, http://www.indstate.edu/about/fast-facts
  • Ivy Tech Community College, https://www.ivytech.edu/

Education Institutes in Indiana
Total Number of Educational Institutes
140
Total Enrollment in all institutes
427,045
Number of Public Educational Institutes
16
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
82
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
42
Graduation Rate
20.02%
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
26,474
On Campus and Online Programs in Indiana
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
13
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
18
Number of Institutes Offering both
109
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Colleges and Universities in Indiana
SchoolCityTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg In-State TuitionPrograms Offered
Bethany Theological SeminaryRichmond49Four or more yearsN/A3
Ancilla CollegeDonaldson582At least 2 but less than 4 years14,70027
Apex Academy of Hair Design IncAndersonN/ALess than 2 years (below associate)N/A1
Ball State UniversityMuncie21,998Four or more years8,992256
Butler UniversityIndianapolis5,095Four or more years37,40095
Calumet College of Saint JosephWhiting1,035Four or more years17,30041
Christian Theological SeminaryIndianapolis145Four or more yearsN/A6
College of Court Reporting IncHobart189At least 2 but less than 4 years12,6002
Concordia Theological SeminaryFort Wayne298Four or more yearsN/A3
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-HighlandHighland236Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A3
DePauw UniversityGreencastle2,225Four or more years45,66051
Don Roberts School of Hair DesignSchererville40Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A5
Don Roberts Beauty SchoolValparaiso52Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A3
Earlham CollegeRichmond1,102Four or more years44,37037
University of EvansvilleEvansville2,414Four or more years31,78288
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