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Indiana State University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Indiana State University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Indiana State University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Indiana State University was awarded 19 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

Indiana State landed the #1,258 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Indiana State held the #1,303 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 44 colleges in Indiana, Indiana State is ranked at #32.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Indiana State?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Indiana State University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 85%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 72% of students accepted to Indiana State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 560. Math scores were between 440 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Indiana State University  ( 460 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Indiana State University  ( 440 to 550 )
Indiana State received ACT scores from 44% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Indiana State University  ( 17 to 23 )

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Indiana State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Indiana State University, the student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Indiana State University is 71%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  71 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Indiana State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Indiana State University is 68%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  68 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Indiana State is 22%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  22 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Indiana State University.

Good Overall Diversity at Indiana State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,583 undergraduates at Indiana State with 9,369 being full-time and 2,214 being part-time.

Indiana State Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Indiana State is 63.13 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  63.13 out of 100
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How Much Does Indiana State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Indiana State is $13,012. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Indiana State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,039 $9,953 $14,067 $18,210 $19,019

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Indiana State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Indiana State, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $7,291 a year. That adds up to $29,164 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Indiana State is 11.9%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Indiana State Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Indiana State make about $39,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Indiana State University make the most money.

Location of Indiana State University

Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, Indiana State University is a public institution. Terre Haute is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of Indiana State University

Contact details for Indiana State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 210 N 7Th St, Terre Haute, IN 47809
Phone: 812-237-6311

Indiana State University Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, students from 72 majors graduated from Indiana State University. Of these students, 2,094 received undergraduate degrees and 678 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 191 $57,600
Criminology 160 $34,000
General Psychology 91 $25,900
Recreation Administration 85 $30,200
Communication & Media Studies 83 $26,000
Mental & Social Health Services 83 $33,700
Air Transportation 80 $36,300
Teacher Education Grade Specific 75 $35,400
Health & Physical Education 69 $26,500
General Business/Commerce 63 $34,800

Learn more about the majors offered at Indiana State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Indiana State

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 5,617 students took at least one online class at Indiana State University. This is an increase from the 5,327 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 5,617 2,638
2016-2017 5,327 2,582
2015-2016 5,241 2,367
2014-2015 4,950 2,093
2013-2014 4,534 1,849

Learn more about online learning at Indiana State University.

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