Best colleges in Indianapolis

The Crossroads of America

There’s more than corn in Indiana

Being the state’s capital, Indianapolis is home to more than 50 colleges and universities.* Indiana’s largest city offers a wide variety of academic programs with popular areas of study including teaching, business, nursing, pharmacy, engineering, and finance. Other benefits of attending college in the Hoosier state include low educational costs, high graduation rates, and low student-faculty ratios.* Recent job growth in Indianapolis is increasing at a rate of 4%, helping to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.3%, almost a percent less than the national average.* And once you do start your career, your dollars go further with Indiana’s low cost of living.

The best part about Indianapolis is there’s something for everyone. Sports fans, get excited for Andrew Luck and the Colts, or watch the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The city just introduced a brand new professional soccer team, the Indy Eleven. And there’s hardly a greater event than the week long Indy 500, including a mini marathon, parades, and the race itself. For the beer enthusiast, there are now 23 microbreweries currently operating in Indiana with 12 more projected to open before 2015.* Family time will be well spent at the world’s largest children’s museum, Indianapolis Art Center, or Indianapolis Zoo-which recently acquired a new orangutan exhibit and monorail system. During the snowy winters, keep warm and entertained viewing movies on a three story screen at the IMAX theater.* From the variety of majors and degrees to a variety in entertainment, Indianapolis has everything to kick start your education and career.

*National Center for Education Statistics *Bureau of Labor Statistics *indystar.com *visitindy.com

Best Four Year Universities in Indianapolis

DePauw University
Greencastle, IN

DePauw University offers 55 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 505 students graduated with students earning 505 Bachelor's degrees.

Butler University
Indianapolis, IN

Butler University offers 101 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,219 students graduated with students earning 833 Bachelor's degrees, 232 Master's degrees, 106 Doctoral degrees, and 48 Certificates.

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Marian University
Indianapolis, IN

Marian University offers 51 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 910 students graduated with students earning 574 Bachelor's degrees, 162 Master's degrees, 161 Doctoral degrees, and 13 Associate's degrees.

Franklin College
Franklin, IN

Franklin College offers 49 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 216 students graduated with students earning 205 Bachelor's degrees, and 11 Master's degrees.

Anderson University
Anderson, IN

Anderson University offers 112 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 444 students graduated with students earning 352 Bachelor's degrees, 77 Master's degrees, 11 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Associate's degrees.

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis offers 348 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 8,014 students graduated with students earning 4,320 Bachelor's degrees, 1,833 Master's degrees, 981 Certificates, 811 Doctoral degrees, and 69 Associate's degrees.

University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

University of Indianapolis offers 115 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,547 students graduated with students earning 961 Bachelor's degrees, 432 Master's degrees, 122 Doctoral degrees, and 32 Associate's degrees.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus offers 143 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 2,997 students graduated with students earning 2,005 Bachelor's degrees, 627 Master's degrees, 241 Certificates, 109 Doctoral degrees, and 15 Associate's degrees.

Chamberlain University-Indiana offers 1 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 63 students graduated with students earning 63 Bachelor's degrees.

DeVry University-Indiana
Merrillville, IN

DeVry University-Indiana offers 18 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 27 students graduated with students earning 14 Bachelor's degrees, 12 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificate.

Best Community Colleges in Indianapolis

International Business College-Indianapolis offers 11 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 166 students graduated with students earning 161 Associate's degrees, and 5 Certificates.

Lincoln College of Technology-Indianapolis offers 12 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 403 students graduated with students earning 284 Certificates, and 119 Associate's degrees.

Fortis College-Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Fortis College-Indianapolis offers 4 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 139 students graduated with students earning 86 Certificates, and 53 Associate's degrees.

Ivy Tech Community College
Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College offers 338 degree programs. It's a very large, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 25,561 students graduated with students earning 16,651 Certificates, and 8,910 Associate's degrees.

List of all colleges in Indianapolis

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
DePauw University Logo DePauw University Greencastle, IN
5/5
9 : 1 1,972
Butler University Logo Butler University Indianapolis, IN
5/5
14 : 1 5,515
International Business College-Indianapolis Logo International Business College-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
3/5
17 : 1 254
Marian University Logo Marian University Indianapolis, IN
5/5
24 : 1 3,519
Franklin College Logo Franklin College Franklin, IN
5/5
12 : 1 956
Anderson University Logo Anderson University Anderson, IN
5/5
14 : 1 1,567
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Logo Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
3/5
29 : 1 29,537
University of Indianapolis Logo University of Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
5/5
19 : 1 5,801
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus Logo Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus Indiana, PA
3/5
21 : 1 10,559
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Indianapolis Logo Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
4/5
  162
Chamberlain University-Indiana Logo Chamberlain University-Indiana Indianapolis, IN
4/5
28 : 1 222
Lincoln College of Technology-Indianapolis Logo Lincoln College of Technology-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN   28 : 1 940
Aveda Fredric's Institute-Indianapolis Logo Aveda Fredric's Institute-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN     220
Paul Mitchell the School-Indianapolis Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN     181
Fortis College-Indianapolis Logo Fortis College-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
4/5
39 : 1 426
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Indianapolis Logo Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN     264
Summit Salon Academy Logo Summit Salon Academy Anderson, IN     113
Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis Logo Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN     242
DeVry University-Indiana Logo DeVry University-Indiana Merrillville, IN
4/5
18 : 1 36
Indiana County Technology Center Logo Indiana County Technology Center Indiana, PA     84