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Indianapolis Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Indianapolis Colleges and Schools

Indianapolis is not only the center of commerce for the state of Indiana, but it's also the state capital and the second-largest city in the Midwestern United States. As of 2014, the city was home to 848,788 inhabitants.

Known for its affordability and jobs in industries such as banking, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, and manufacturing, Indianapolis continually draws in young families and students alike. An affordable median housing value of just $118,000 in 2013 helped make the city a smart place for entrepreneurs and young people to get their start. Meanwhile, the fact that 55.2 percent of Indianapolis residents own their homes proves that this fabulous city is a place where the American Dream continues to live on.

Colleges and Schools in Indianapolis, Indiana

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) lists 39 colleges and institutions of higher education as active in Indianapolis. Included on this list are large, public four-year institutions, community colleges, trade schools, and even barber colleges. Collectively, these schools enrolled 152,799 students in 2014.

Butler University

  • Tuition and fees (2014-15): $35,652
  • Graduation rate (2008): 78%
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of programs: 65 undergraduate majors and 18 master's degree programs

Butler University is a world-renowned comprehensive university with programs that span over five separate colleges. Nearly 5,000 students were enrolled in 2014, and each enjoyed the prestige of a world class university along with small, private classes with intimate instruction. Popular degrees offered by Butler include those in pharmacy, business, pre-law, and dentistry.

Chamberlain College of Nursing

  • Tuition and fees (2014-15): $17,280
  • Graduation rate: Not reported
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of programs: 4 undergraduate, 4 advanced degree programs

The Chamberlain College of Nursing offers a handful of nursing-specific degrees for individuals hoping to begin a rewarding career in health care. Approximately 219 students were enrolled in 2014, and popular degrees offered included a R.N. to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing, and Associate's degree in nursing.

Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis (IUPUI)

  • In-state tuition and fees (2014-15): $8,909
  • Graduation rate (2008): 43%, plus 25% transferred out
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of programs: 243 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees

IUPUI is a partnership between Indiana University and Purdue University that prepares students for a wide range of careers in popular industries within the state. Approximately 30,690 students were enrolled in 2014, encompassing both first-time college students and working adults heading back to school. Popular degrees offered are in disciplines such as accounting, actuarial science, business, and engineering.

International Business College - Indianapolis

  • Tuition and fees (2014-15): $13,880
  • Graduation rate (2011): 74%
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of programs: 11 career programs

Geared towards working adults and those who want to enter the workforce quickly, International Business College offers a wide range of career diplomas and associate degrees. More than 350 students were enrolled in 2014, and each pursued degrees in popular subjects of study such as dental assisting, accounting, medical assisting, paralegal studies, and travel and hospitality.

Ivy Tech Community College

  • In-state tuition and fees (2014-15): $4,055
  • Graduation rate (2011): 8 percent, plus 17 percent transferred out
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of programs: 83 degree programs

Ivy Tech Community College offers a broad range of associate's degrees that can help students enter workforce or transfer directly to a four-year school. With 91,179 students in 2014, Ivy Tech is the largest institution of higher education in Indianapolis by far. As of 2015, their most popular degrees were in fields such as automotive technology, business, imaging science, medical assisting, and nursing.

Facts for Students of Indianapolis Colleges and Schools

Economics

As the 14th largest city in the United States, Indianapolis is a hub for economic activity and commerce. Key industries include manufacturing, retail trade, leisure and hospitality, health care, business, utilities, and transportation. As of 2013, the median household income in Indianapolis was $41,962.

Demographics

The city of Indianapolis was home to 848,788 residents through 2014. Approximately 27.3 percent of the adult population ages 25+ held a Bachelor's degree through 2013, while 84.3 percent held a high school diploma or better. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only 8.7 percent of the Indianapolis population was foreign-born in 2013, yet 12.6 percent spoke a language other than English at home.

Fun Facts

Indianapolis is home to the Indianapolis 500 - the largest single day sporting event in the world. In any given year, as many as 300,000 race fans show up to cheer for their favorite driver and participate in the festivities.

Sources:

  1. College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
  2. Official Tourism Site of Indianapolis, https://www.visitindy.com/
  3. State & County QuickFacts, U.S. Census Bureau, Indianapolis, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/18/1836003.html

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Colleges in Indianapolis with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, //nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

Butler University
4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Engineering, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 4797
  • In-State Tuition: 36050
  • Out-of-State tuition: 36050

Christian Theological Seminary
1000 W 42nd St
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Theology and religious vocations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 152

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
425 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Education, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 30105
  • In-State Tuition: 8009
  • Out-of-State tuition: 28727

University of Indianapolis
1400 E Hanna Ave
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Biological and biomedical sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: United Methodist
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 5504
  • In-State Tuition: 25910
  • Out-of-State tuition: 25910

American College of Education
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 1200
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Education
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 3023

Harrison College-Indianapolis
550 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Legal professions and studies, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 3040
  • In-State Tuition: 14400
  • Out-of-State tuition: 14400

International Business College-Indianapolis
7205 Shadeland Station
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Legal professions and studies, Visual and performing arts, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 324
  • In-State Tuition: 13920
  • Out-of-State tuition: 13920

ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis
9511 Angola Ct
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Legal professions and studies, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Construction trades, Visual and performing arts, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 2462
  • In-State Tuition: 16542
  • Out-of-State tuition: 16542

Marian University
3200 Cold Spring Rd
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Communication, journalism, and related programs, Education, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics, Legal professions and studies, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Biological and biomedical sciences, Mathematics and statistics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 2897
  • In-State Tuition: 30500
  • Out-of-State tuition: 30500

University of Phoenix-Indiana
7999 Knue Rd
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Multi/interdisciplinary studies, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 129
  • In-State Tuition: 10784
  • Out-of-State tuition: 10784

Chamberlain College of Nursing-Indiana
9100 Keystone Crossing, Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 259
  • In-State Tuition: 17560
  • Out-of-State tuition: 17560

ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis East
2525 N Shadeland Ave, Suite 103
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Legal professions and studies, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 233
  • In-State Tuition: 17748
  • Out-of-State tuition: 17748

Indianapolis Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, //nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

Hair Fashions By Kaye Beauty College-Indianapolis
6346 E 82nd St
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 89

Ivy Tech Community College
50 W. Fall Creek Parkway N. Drive
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Education, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 81668
  • In-State Tuition: 3995
  • Out-of-State tuition: 7872

Martin University
2171 Avondale Place
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Education, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Biological and biomedical sciences, Multi/interdisciplinary studies, Philosophy and religious studies, Theology and religious vocations, Physical sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 349
  • In-State Tuition: 12216
  • Out-of-State tuition: 12216

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Indianapolis
9725 Crosspoint Commons
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 103

Crossroads Bible College
601 N Shortridge Rd
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Theology and religious vocations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Baptist
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 240
  • In-State Tuition: 11850
  • Out-of-State tuition: 11850

Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis
3810 E Southport Rd.
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 223

Lincoln College of Technology-Indianapolis
7225 Winton Drive - Building 128
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians, Precision production
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 1103

Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Indianapolis
7251 W McCarty St
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 167
  • In-State Tuition: 17760
  • Out-of-State tuition: 17760

The Art Institute of Indianapolis
3500 DePauw Blvd, Suite 1010
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Visual and performing arts, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 782
  • In-State Tuition: 14724
  • Out-of-State tuition: 14724

MedTech College
6612 E 75th St Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 384

Regency Beauty Institute-Greenwood
8811 Hardegan Street, Suite 305
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 52

Regency Beauty Institute-Avon
8252 Rockville Road, Suite D17
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 26

MyComputerCareer.com-Indianapolis
8909 Purdue Rd, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Engineering
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 210

Brown Mackie College-Indianapolis
1200 N Meridian St, Ste 100
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Legal professions and studies, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 770
  • In-State Tuition: 12456
  • Out-of-State tuition: 12456

Aveda Fredric's Institute-Indianapolis
6020 E 82nd St
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 228

Brightwood College-Indianapolis
4200 S East Street, Suite 7
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Construction trades, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 591

Fortis College-Indianapolis
9001 N Wesleyan Rd Ste 101
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 265
  • In-State Tuition: 18500
  • Out-of-State tuition: 18500

Paul Mitchell the School-Indianapolis
8751 US 31 Highway South
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 148

Regency Beauty Institute-Castleton
5939 East 82nd Street
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 34

National American University-Indianapolis
3600 Woodview Trace Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 159
  • In-State Tuition: 13068
  • Out-of-State tuition: 13068
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