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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 are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $18,246 per year to get their degree at a college in Indiana, while out of state students will pay an average of $22,757 per 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

The total student population at Ivy Tech Community College is 72,689, which includes 21,242 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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 28,807 undergraduates at Kaplan University-Indianapolis, of which 4,753 are full-time, and there are 38,138 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar 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

There are 34,596 undergraduates at Purdue, of which 32,606 are full-time, and there are 45,500 students altogether. For undergraduates at Purdue, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Around 55% of accepted students are men, and 45% are women.

Roughly 34% of students at Purdue take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,894 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average 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
$6,074 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,640 full-time undergraduates at Vincennes University, and 17,239 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 58% of students at Vincennes University take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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
$9,701 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 21,173 undergraduates at IUPUI, of which 17,630 are full-time, and there are 29,537 students altogether. For undergraduates at IUPUI, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

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

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,443 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 940 full-time undergraduates at Lincoln Tech - Indianapolis, and 940 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans is $7,680 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close 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
$9,236 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Indiana State University is 12,144, of which 10,214 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,105 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 85%. Around 38% of accepted students 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%.

Students who graduate from Indiana State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

University of Southern Indiana

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

There are 9,162 undergraduates at USI, of which 6,133 are full-time, and there are 10,705 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.

58% of USI students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,722 a year. USI has a 5.0% 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 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 10,208, of which 9,697 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,370 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. Around 43% of accepted students 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

There are 9,106 undergraduates at Purdue Northwest, of which 5,561 are full-time, and there are 10,006 students altogether. 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.

Roughly 42% of students at Purdue Northwest take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,992 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
156 Yearly Degrees

There are 264 students at Tricoci INE in total, 92 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Tricoci INE is 100%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Tricoci INE is $21,900.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
152 Yearly Degrees

There are 220 students at Aveda Fredric’s Institute - Indianapolis in total, 220 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Aveda Fredric’s Institute - Indianapolis is 94%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Roughly 72% of students at Aveda Fredric’s Institute - Indianapolis take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,668 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.0% 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 209, which includes 74 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Tricoci HLD. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

Roughly 75% of students at Tricoci HLD take out loans to pay for college. 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 242 students at Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis in total, 167 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

97% of Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis students take out loans to afford college costs. 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 3,454 undergraduates at IU Northwest, of which 2,515 are full-time, and there are 3,877 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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

Roughly 43% of students at IU Northwest take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,454 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,100 during the early-career years.

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

There are 254 full-time undergraduates at International Business College - Indianapolis, and 254 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 26% of accepted students 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 student loan default rate of 8.1% 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 136 students at TSPA - Evansville in total, 86 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,582 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
108 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Ross Medical Education Center - Granger is 160, which includes 160 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 54% of students at Ross - Granger take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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

The total student population at Ball State University is 22,443, of which 16,702 students are undergraduates and of those, 14,693 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Ball State is 4.3 years.

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

The total student population at PJ’s College of Cosmetology-Clarksville is 223, which includes 163 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,559 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 88 full-time undergraduates at Ross - Lafayette, and 88 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

67% of Ross - Lafayette students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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 5,092, of which 4,551 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,481 are full-time. For undergraduates at Indiana University - South Bend, the average graduation time is 5.1 years.

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

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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

There are 426 students at Fortis College - Indianapolis in total, 426 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

93% of Fortis College - Indianapolis students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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 120 full-time undergraduates at Ross - Fort Wayne, and 120 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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
$9,345 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,925 undergraduates at IWU, of which 6,373 are full-time, and there are 11,410 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,087 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 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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