# 2022 best colleges in Indiana

Read more**Net cost**: The median annual cost of all students that receive any aid. This does not refer to the “sticker price”, the price listed by the college.

**Earnings**: The median earnings of all bachelor-level students 10 years after enrollment. This includes both students that do and do not graduate, across all majors.

**Payback**: The amount of time in years it takes to pay off the median net cost by the median earnings. For this calculation, the median earning of high school graduates (in the school’s home state) are deducted from the median earnings.

**Earnings plus**: The difference between the school’s median earnings and the median earnings for all schools in the same state.

**Rankings**: The ranking order is based on the economic score. The economic score is calculated using a school’s payback and earnings*plus *performance.

#### Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $19,612

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $43,317

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Terre Haute, Indiana

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $48,486

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Indiana University-Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $13,169

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Wabash College

Crawfordsville, Indiana

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $17,780

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, Indiana

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $10,192

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $1,897

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### DePauw University

Greencastle, Indiana

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $16,817

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Calumet College of Saint Joseph

Whiting, Indiana

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $1,144

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion

Marion, Indiana

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $8,766

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Butler University

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $20,895

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Saint Mary's College

Notre Dame, Indiana

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $11,010

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Marian University

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $7,004

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Indiana University-East

Richmond, Indiana

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $7,016

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Trine University

Angola, Indiana

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $7,312

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $289

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global

Marion, Indiana

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $8,766

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Evansville

Evansville, Indiana

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $4,770

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $1,984

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Purdue University Northwest

Hammond, Indiana

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $3,615

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.