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Indiana State University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Indiana State University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Indiana State offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Indiana State University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Indiana State University was awarded 29 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is engineering technologies.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Indiana State as #1,314 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Indiana State also holds the #35 spot on the Best Colleges in Indiana ranking.

See all of the rankings for Indiana State University.

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

The student to faculty ratio at Indiana State University is 21 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Indiana State University is 70%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  70 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

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Good Overall Diversity at Indiana State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,214 undergraduates at Indiana State with 8,105 being full-time and 2,109 being part-time.

Indiana State Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Indiana State is 73.44 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  73.44 out of 100
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How Much Does Indiana State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Indiana State is $13,119. 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 +
$9,434 $10,413 $14,844 $18,275 $19,860

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 67% of students took out student loans averaging $6,667 a year. That adds up to $26,668 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Indiana State is 13.6%. 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 $39,802 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. The location of Indiana State is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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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 most recent year for which we have data, students from 75 majors graduated from Indiana State University. Of these students, 2,011 received undergraduate degrees and 685 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 197 $57,600
Criminology 154 $34,000
Communication & Media Studies 96 $26,000
Teacher Education Grade Specific 94 $35,400
General Psychology 87 $25,900
Health & Physical Education 74 $26,500
Teacher Education Subject Specific 62 $35,100
Mechanical Engineering Technology 62 $59,000
Air Transportation 62 $36,300
Mental & Social Health Services 60 $33,700

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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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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