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If you want to know more about Trine University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. 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 Trine University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Trine University was awarded 9 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Trine as #748 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Trine held the #755 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 44 colleges in Indiana, Trine is ranked at #20.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Trine?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Trine University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 70%, 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 58% of students accepted to Trine submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 570. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Trine University  ( 480 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Trine University  ( 490 to 590 )
Trine received ACT scores from 42% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Trine University  ( 22 to 28 )

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Trine University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Trine University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 Trine University is 51%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  51 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Trine University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Trine University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Trine have a four-year graduation rate of 38%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  38 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at Trine

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,098 undergraduates at Trine with 1,938 being full-time and 2,160 being part-time.

Trine Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Trine is 21.07 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  21.07 out of 100
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How Much Does Trine University Cost?

The overall average net price of Trine is $25,924. 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 Trine

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$20,831 $22,626 $23,096 $27,004 $30,072

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 Trine, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Trine, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $8,082 a year. That adds up to $32,328 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Trine is 7.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Trine Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Trine make about $43,300 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 Trine University make the most money.

Location of Trine University

Trine University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Angola, Indiana. The location of Trine is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Location of Trine University

Contact details for Trine are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 University Ave, Angola, IN 46703-1764
Phone: 260-665-4100

Trine University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 29 majors graduated from Trine University. Of these students, 386 received undergraduate degrees and 137 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
Health & Physical Education 56 $24,700
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 44 $59,800
Mechanical Engineering 40 $67,700
Criminal Justice & Corrections 31 $32,100
Civil Engineering 21 $54,200
Computer Information Systems 20 NA
Business Administration & Management 15 $47,700
General Biology 15 NA
General Psychology 15 $28,800
Electrical Engineering 14 NA

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

Online Learning at Trine

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 783 students took at least one online class at Trine University. This is an increase from the 576 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 783 36
2016-2017 576 49
2015-2016 701 71
2014-2015 668 8
2013-2014 335 6

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