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83 Colleges
20,998 Yearly Graduations
$75,090 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,763 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Indiana ranked #16 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2019. Around 20,998 students received some type of diploma that year. Indiana colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $18,772 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $23,447 per year.

An estimated 67% of college students in Indiana take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,191 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
$4,637 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 63,809 students at Ivy Tech Community College in total, 17,740 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,054 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ivy Tech Community College is $26,700.

#2

Purdue University Global

Indianapolis, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
2,145 Yearly Degrees
$10,167 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Purdue University Global is 43,927, of which 33,192 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,438 are full-time. For undergraduates at Purdue University Global, the average graduation time is 5.0 years.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,874 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% 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 46,655, of which 35,706 students are undergraduates and of those, 33,575 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Around 58% of accepted students are men, and 42% are women.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,522 a year. Purdue has a 2.2% 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
$6,251 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Vincennes University is 16,048, which includes 4,405 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 54% of students at Vincennes University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,341 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Vincennes University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
577 Yearly Degrees
$9,944 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 29,390 students at IUPUI in total, 20,966 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 17,311 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at IUPUI is 4.6 years.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly 43% of students at IUPUI take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,726 a year. IUPUI has a 5.7% 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

There are 999 full-time undergraduates at Lincoln Tech - Indianapolis, and 999 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Roughly 77% of students at Lincoln Tech - Indianapolis take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,099 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,200 during the early-career years.

#7

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
390 Yearly Degrees
$9,466 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,938 undergraduates at Indiana State, of which 7,420 are full-time, and there are 10,829 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Indiana State is 4.4 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,123 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Indiana State is $31,800.

#8

University of Southern Indiana

Evansville, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
269 Yearly Degrees
$9,286 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,431 undergraduates at USI, of which 5,767 are full-time, and there are 10,203 students altogether. It takes the average USI undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

53% of USI students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,230 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#9

Purdue University Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
222 Yearly Degrees
$8,730 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Purdue University Fort Wayne is 8,093, of which 7,584 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,161 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at PFW is 4.7 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Roughly 45% of students at PFW take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,319 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$7,666 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Purdue University Northwest is 9,363, of which 8,539 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,199 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 30%. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Roughly 40% of students at Purdue Northwest take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,544 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
156 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Indianapolis is 292, which includes 120 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,307 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,900 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
152 Yearly Degrees

There are 288 students at Aveda Fredric’s Institute - Indianapolis in total, 288 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Aveda Fredric’s Institute - Indianapolis. The freshman retention rate is 95%.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,671 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
145 Yearly Degrees

There are 277 students at Tricoci HLD in total, 95 are full-time undergraduates. Tricoci HLD has a freshman retention rate of 100%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

94% of Tricoci HLD students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,593 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $15,600 during the early-career years.

#14

Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis

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

The total student population at Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis is 205, which includes 140 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

67% of Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,015 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $15,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
119 Yearly Degrees
$7,715 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Indiana University - Northwest is 3,801, of which 3,414 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,476 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Around 29% of accepted students are men, and 71% are women.

34% of IU Northwest students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,111 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from IU Northwest is $29,100.

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

There are 269 full-time undergraduates at International Business College - Indianapolis, and 269 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Roughly 91% of students at International Business College - Indianapolis take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,414 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from International Business College - Indianapolis is $25,000.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
110 Yearly Degrees

There are 102 full-time undergraduates at TSPA - Evansville, and 163 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

78% of TSPA - Evansville students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,409 a year. TSPA - Evansville has a 6.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
108 Yearly Degrees

There are 161 full-time undergraduates at Ross - Granger, and 161 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,327 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ross - Granger is $21,800.

#19

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
103 Yearly Degrees
$10,144 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Ball State University is 21,597, of which 15,780 students are undergraduates and of those, 14,334 are full-time. For undergraduates at Ball State, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,772 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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 78 full-time undergraduates at PJ’s College of Cosmetology-Clarksville, and 119 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,702 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 12.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from PJ’s College of Cosmetology-Clarksville with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $17,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
92 Yearly Degrees

There are 91 full-time undergraduates at Ross - Lafayette, and 91 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,805 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.0% 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
$7,715 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,375 undergraduates at Indiana University - South Bend, of which 3,350 are full-time, and there are 4,942 students altogether. It takes the average Indiana University - South Bend undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 38% of students at Indiana University - South Bend take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,007 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.4% 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

There are 416 students at Fortis College - Indianapolis in total, 416 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 35 to 1.

Roughly 96% of students at Fortis College - Indianapolis take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,386 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Fortis College - Indianapolis is $19,800.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
85 Yearly Degrees

There are 173 full-time undergraduates at Ross - Fort Wayne, and 173 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 29 to 1.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,502 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,700 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
84 Yearly Degrees
$9,671 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,495 undergraduates at IWU, of which 6,300 are full-time, and there are 10,944 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,340 a year. IWU has a 6.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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 Wellness 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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