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82 Colleges
22,316 Yearly Graduations
$75,650 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$29,072 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Indiana ranked #12 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2021. Around 22,316 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Indiana is $18,913 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $23,676 a year.

About 68% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,268 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
12,805 Yearly Degrees
$4,637 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

18% of Ivy Tech Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,054 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,384 during the early-career years.

#2

Purdue University Global

Indianapolis, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
2,548 Yearly Degrees
$10,125 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.

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 9.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Purdue University Global with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,111 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Purdue University - Main Campus

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

There are 46,655 students at Purdue in total, 35,706 of which 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.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,522 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $54,717 during the early-career years.

#4

Vincennes University

Vincennes, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
645 Yearly Degrees
$6,449 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.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,341 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.1% 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 $32,546 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
552 Yearly Degrees
$10,044 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. It takes the average IUPUI undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,726 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from IUPUI is $42,002.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
373 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.

77% of Lincoln Tech - Indianapolis students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,099 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,069 during the early-career years.

#7

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
337 Yearly Degrees
$9,598 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.

65% of Indiana State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,123 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 Indiana State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,878 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

University of Southern Indiana

Evansville, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
259 Yearly Degrees
$9,509 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. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,230 a year. USI has a 3.9% 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 $37,717 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
229 Yearly Degrees

There are 288 students at Aveda Fredric’s Institute - Indianapolis in total, 288 are 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.

Roughly 68% of students at Aveda Fredric’s Institute - Indianapolis take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,671 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Aveda Fredric’s Institute - Indianapolis is $34,692.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
197 Yearly Degrees

There are 120 full-time undergraduates at Tricoci INE, and 292 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $7,307 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,357 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
188 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Highland is 277, which includes 95 full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Tricoci HLD is 100%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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 5.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,825 during the early-career years.

#12

Purdue University Northwest

Hammond, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
142 Yearly Degrees
$7,734 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,539 undergraduates at Purdue Northwest, of which 5,199 are full-time, and there are 9,363 students altogether. 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.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,544 a year. Purdue Northwest has a 5.1% 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 $38,320 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
132 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at The Salon Professional Academy - Evansville is 163, which includes 102 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 78% of students at TSPA - Evansville take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,409 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TSPA - Evansville is $17,115.

#14

Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis

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

There are 205 students at Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis in total, 140 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,015 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 Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,633 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Indiana University - South Bend

South Bend, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
114 Yearly Degrees
$7,827 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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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

Roughly 38% of students at Indiana University - South Bend take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,007 a year. Indiana University - South Bend has a 5.2% 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 $36,707 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
112 Yearly Degrees
$33,390 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,271 students at University of St. Francis Fort Wayne in total, 1,753 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,475 are full-time. For undergraduates at University of St. Francis Fort Wayne, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,687 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of St. Francis Fort Wayne is $41,658.

Public Public vs. Private
111 Yearly Degrees
$7,827 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,801 students at IU Northwest in total, 3,414 of which 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.

Roughly 34% of students at IU Northwest take out loans to pay for college. 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.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,739 during the early-career years.

#18

Fortis College - Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
109 Yearly Degrees
$14,726 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. The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Fortis College - Indianapolis is $28,718.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
104 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.

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 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,242 during the early-career years.

#19

Indiana Wellness College

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

The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Of the accepted students, 22% are men and 78% are women.

This school’s student loan default rate of 9.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

#21

Paul Mitchell the School Indianapolis

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

The total student population at Paul Mitchell the School Indianapolis is 178, which includes 116 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 57% of students at Paul Mitchell the School Indianapolis take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,143 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Paul Mitchell the School Indianapolis with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,683 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Summit Salon Academy - Anderson

Anderson, Indiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
96 Yearly Degrees

There are 142 full-time undergraduates at Summit Salon Academy Anderson, and 142 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

79% of Summit Salon Academy Anderson students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,401 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,406 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
96 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.

63% of Ross - Granger students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,327 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Ross - Granger with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,570 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Purdue University Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
94 Yearly Degrees
$8,857 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,093 students at PFW in total, 7,584 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,161 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

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

45% of PFW students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,319 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,882 during the early-career years.

#24

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana
Public Public vs. Private
94 Yearly Degrees
$10,290 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. It takes the average Ball State undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 62% of students at Ball State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,772 a year. Ball State has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Ball State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,356 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Indiana Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 PJ’s College of Cosmetology-Clarksville 92
27 Ross Medical Education Center - Muncie 84
28 Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Indianapolis 76
29 Rudae’s School of Beauty Culture-Ft Wayne 72
30 Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global 71
31 Denmark College 67
32 Summit Salon Academy - Kokomo 66
32 Ravenscroft Beauty College 66
34 Ross Medical Education Center - Kokomo 65
35 Tricoci University of Beauty Cuture LLC-Bloomington 64
36 Mid-America College of Funeral Service 61
36 Ross Medical Education Center - Evansville 61
38 J Michael Harrold Beauty Academy 59
39 Butler University 58
40 Indiana University - Kokomo 54
41 Trine University 53
41 Rogers Academy of Hair Design 53
43 Paul Mitchell the School Merrillville 51
44 Ross Medical Education Center - Lafayette 50
45 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Lafayette 48
45 Valparaiso University 48
47 Caris College 45
48 Empire Beauty School-Speedway 34
48 University of Indianapolis 34
50 Kenny’s Academy of Barbering 32
51 International Business College - Indianapolis 29
52 Indiana Institute of Technology - College of Professional Studies 26
52 PJ’s College of Cosmetology-Richmond 26
54 Indiana University - Southeast 25
55 University of Evansville 21
56 Indiana University - East 20
56 Huntington University 20
58 Radiological Technologies University VT 19
59 Lil Lou’s Beauty and Barber College LLC 18
60 Knox Beauty College 16
61 American College of Education 15
62 Don Roberts School of Hair Design 14
63 Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics 13
63 Ideal Beauty Academy 13
65 Indiana Wesleyan University 12
66 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College 11
67 Trine University-Regional/Non-Traditional Campuses 8
68 Lil-Lou’S-Beauty-And-Barber-College-Hammond 5
69 Taylor University 4
69 Textures Institute of Cosmetology 4
71 Martin University 3
71 Anderson University Indiana 3
73 DeVry University - Indiana 2
73 Vincennes Beauty College 2
75 Indiana University - Bloomington 0
75 Indiana Institute of Technology 0
75 Grace College and Theological Seminary 0
75 Earlham College 0
75 Christina and Company Education Center 0
75 Marian University 0
75 Calumet College of Saint Joseph 0
75 Manchester University 0

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