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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

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 $18,772 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $23,447 a 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

The total student population at Ivy Tech Community College is 63,809, which includes 17,740 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,700 during the early-career years.

#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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Purdue University Global is 5.0 years.

Roughly 29% of students at Purdue University Global take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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. Students tend to stick around at Purdue. The freshman retention rate is 93%.

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

Roughly 29% of students at Purdue take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from Purdue with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Vincennes University

Vincennes, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
693 Yearly Degrees
$6,251 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,048 students at Vincennes University in total, 4,405 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

54% of Vincennes University students take out loans to afford college costs. 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

The total student population at Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis is 29,390, of which 20,966 students are undergraduates and of those, 17,311 are full-time. For undergraduates at IUPUI, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. 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 typical student loan amount is $6,726 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from IUPUI is $36,900.

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 average amount of student loans 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. It takes the average Indiana State undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 65% of students at Indiana State take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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
$9,286 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Southern Indiana is 10,203, of which 8,431 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,767 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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

53% of USI students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,230 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.

#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.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

45% of PFW students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,319 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from PFW with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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.

About 30% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

40% of Purdue Northwest students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,544 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
156 Yearly Degrees

There are 292 students at Tricoci INE in total, 120 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 100% of students at Tricoci INE take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,307 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

The total student population at Aveda Fredric’s Institute - Indianapolis is 288, which includes 288 full-time undergraduates. Aveda Fredric’s Institute - Indianapolis has a freshman retention rate of 95%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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

The total student population at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Highland is 277, which includes 95 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Tricoci HLD. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

Approximately 94% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,593 a year. Tricoci HLD has a 4.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate 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

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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis is $15,900.

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 average graduation time for an undergraduate student at IU Northwest is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Around 29% of accepted students are men, and 71% are women.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,111 a year. IU Northwest has a 5.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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 students at International Business College - Indianapolis in total, 269 are full-time undergraduates. 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%. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Approximately 91% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

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

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,409 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
108 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Ross Medical Education Center - Granger is 161, which includes 161 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Roughly 63% of students at Ross - Granger take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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
$10,144 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 21,597 students at Ball State in total, 15,780 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 14,334 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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

62% of Ball State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,772 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,000 during the early-career years.

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.

Roughly 85% of students at PJ’s College of Cosmetology-Clarksville take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,702 a year. The student loan default rate of 12.0% is very similar 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

The total student population at Ross Medical Education Center - Lafayette is 91, which includes 91 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

69% of Ross - Lafayette students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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 4,942 students at Indiana University - South Bend in total, 4,375 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,350 are full-time. For undergraduates at Indiana University - South Bend, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

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

38% of Indiana University - South Bend students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,007 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Indiana University - South Bend is $29,700.

#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 average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,800 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
85 Yearly Degrees

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

62% of Ross - Fort Wayne students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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
$9,671 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global is 10,944, of which 6,495 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,300 are full-time. 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. The student loan default rate of 6.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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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