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83 Colleges
20,998 Yearly Graduations
$72,984 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$29,397 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, Indiana is ranked #16 in the country with 20,998 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $18,246 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $22,757 a year.

About 69% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,349 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
11,639 Yearly Degrees
$4,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 20,678 full-time undergraduates at Ivy Tech Community College, and 72,006 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at Ivy Tech Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,948 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Ivy Tech Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
2,145 Yearly Degrees
$8,037 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,498 students at Kaplan University-Indianapolis in total, 1,258 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 109 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

This school’s student loan default rate of 11.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

#3

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
852 Yearly Degrees
$9,992 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Purdue University - Main Campus is 44,474, of which 33,735 students are undergraduates and of those, 31,849 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Purdue is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 57%. Around 55% of accepted students are men, and 45% are women.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,894 a year. Purdue has a 2.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,800 during the early-career years.

#4

Vincennes University

Vincennes, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
693 Yearly Degrees
$6,074 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,481 students at Vincennes University in total, 4,970 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

58% of Vincennes University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,614 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Vincennes University is $27,500.

Public Public vs. Private
577 Yearly Degrees
$9,701 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis is 29,579, of which 21,246 students are undergraduates and of those, 17,555 are full-time. It takes the average IUPUI undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 45% of students at IUPUI take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,443 a year. IUPUI has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from IUPUI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
403 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Lincoln College of Technology - Indianapolis is 961, which includes 961 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,680 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Lincoln Tech - Indianapolis with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
390 Yearly Degrees
$9,236 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Indiana State University is 13,044, of which 10,950 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,891 are full-time. For undergraduates at Indiana State, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 85% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

67% of Indiana State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,667 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,800 during the early-career years.

#8

University of Southern Indiana

Evansville, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
269 Yearly Degrees
$8,546 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,528 undergraduates at USI, of which 6,481 are full-time, and there are 10,986 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Roughly 58% of students at USI take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,722 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from USI is $30,900.

Public Public vs. Private
222 Yearly Degrees
$8,589 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne is 10,139, of which 9,664 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,702 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne is 4.9 years.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,177 a year. Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne has a 7.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,800 during the early-career years.

#10

Purdue University Northwest

Hammond, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
211 Yearly Degrees
$7,542 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Purdue University Northwest is 10,473, of which 9,573 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,806 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

About 35% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

42% of Purdue Northwest students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,992 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
156 Yearly Degrees

There are 97 full-time undergraduates at Tricoci INE, and 217 students altogether. Tricoci INE has a freshman retention rate of 100%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,143 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Tricoci INE with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
152 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Aveda Fredric’s Institute - Indianapolis is 211, which includes 211 full-time undergraduates. Aveda Fredric’s Institute - Indianapolis has a freshman retention rate of 94%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

72% of Aveda Fredric’s Institute - Indianapolis students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,668 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
145 Yearly Degrees

There are 73 full-time undergraduates at Tricoci HLD, and 203 students altogether. Tricoci HLD has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

75% of Tricoci HLD students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,569 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Tricoci HLD is $15,600.

#14

Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
131 Yearly Degrees

There are 205 students at Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis in total, 142 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 97% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,574 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $15,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
119 Yearly Degrees
$7,527 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,959 students at IU Northwest in total, 3,534 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,515 are full-time. It takes the average IU Northwest undergraduate about 5.0 years to complete their degree.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

43% of IU Northwest students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,454 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from IU Northwest with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
114 Yearly Degrees
$13,960 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 327 students at International Business College - Indianapolis in total, 327 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at International Business College - Indianapolis. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 26% are men and 74% are women.

Approximately 92% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,535 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from International Business College - Indianapolis with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
110 Yearly Degrees

There are 140 students at TSPA - Evansville in total, 91 are full-time undergraduates. TSPA - Evansville has a freshman retention rate of 94%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

80% of TSPA - Evansville students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,582 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
108 Yearly Degrees

There are 132 students at Ross - Granger in total, 132 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,525 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,800 during the early-career years.

#19

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
103 Yearly Degrees
$10,020 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,160 undergraduates at Ball State, of which 14,731 are full-time, and there are 21,884 students altogether. It takes the average Ball State undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,831 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ball State is $34,000.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
97 Yearly Degrees

There are 96 full-time undergraduates at PJ’s College of Cosmetology-Clarksville, and 102 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 71% of students at PJ’s College of Cosmetology-Clarksville take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,559 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $17,800 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
92 Yearly Degrees

There are 118 full-time undergraduates at Ross - Lafayette, and 118 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,395 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#22

Indiana University - South Bend

South Bend, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
87 Yearly Degrees
$7,527 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Indiana University - South Bend is 5,214, of which 4,707 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,614 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Indiana University - South Bend is 5.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,220 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Indiana University - South Bend with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Fortis College - Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
86 Yearly Degrees
$15,274 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Fortis College - Indianapolis is 344, which includes 344 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

Approximately 93% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,130 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Fortis College - Indianapolis with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
85 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Ross Medical Education Center - Fort Wayne is 118, which includes 118 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

68% of Ross - Fort Wayne students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,640 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Ross - Fort Wayne with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
84 Yearly Degrees
$9,345 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,316 undergraduates at IWU, of which 5,450 are full-time, and there are 10,614 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 70% of students at IWU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,087 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Other Indiana Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Ravenscroft Beauty College 77
27 Ross Medical Education Center - Kokomo 76
28 Rudae’s School of Beauty Culture-Ft Wayne 75
29 Denmark College 74
30 Indiana Massage College 71
30 Ross Medical Education Center - Muncie 71
32 Indiana University - Kokomo 70
33 Empire Beauty School-Speedway 69
34 University of Saint Francis - Fort Wayne 68
35 Summit Salon Academy - Anderson 64
36 International Business College 62
37 Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Indianapolis 61
38 Ross Medical Education Center - Evansville 60
38 Paul Mitchell the School Indianapolis 60
40 Summit Salon Academy - Kokomo 56
41 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Lafayette 54
42 Butler University 53
42 University of Indianapolis 53
44 Trine University 51
45 Rogers Academy of Hair Design 48
45 Tricoci University of Beauty Cuture LLC-Bloomington 48
47 Mid-America College of Funeral Service 47
48 Paul Mitchell the School Merrillville 44
49 Caris College 43
50 Kenny’s Academy of Barbering 38
51 University of Evansville 37
52 Valparaiso University 35
53 Lil Lou’s Beauty and Barber College LLC 31
53 Indiana Institute of Technology - College of Professional Studies 31
55 Don Roberts School of Hair Design 29
55 J Michael Harrold Beauty Academy 29
57 Indiana University - Southeast 28
58 Indiana Wesleyan University 25
59 Indiana University - East 24
60 PJ’s College of Cosmetology-Richmond 21
61 Radiological Technologies University VT 19
61 Indiana University - Bloomington 19
61 Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics 19
64 Trine University-Regional/Non-Traditional Campuses 16
65 Anderson University Indiana 13
65 Knox Beauty College 13
67 Manchester University 10
68 Vincennes Beauty College 9
69 Christina and Company Education Center 8
70 American College of Education 5
71 Textures Institute of Cosmetology 3
71 DeVry University - Indiana 3
73 Ancilla College 2
74 Lil-Lou’S-Beauty-And-Barber-College-Hammond 1
74 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College 1
74 Ideal Beauty Academy 1
74 Earlham College 1
74 Marian University 1
74 Martin University 1
80 DePauw University 0
80 Calumet College of Saint Joseph 0
80 Indiana Institute of Technology 0
80 Huntington University 0

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