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2020 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in Indiana

Civil Engineering is a popular major and Indiana is the 16th most popular state for students studying this major. 413 of the 21,299 Civil Engineering diplomas awarded last year were given by schools in Indiana. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in Indiana ranking analyzed 6 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 colleges for Civil Engineering students in Indiana.

Choosing a Great Civil Engineering School

Best Colleges for Civil Engineering in Indiana Your choice of civil engineering school matters. Important measures of a quality civil eng program can vary widely even among the top schools. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Quality Overall is Important

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we include a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a combination of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Graduates Earn More After College

Civil Engineering graduates from schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. A civil engineering bachelors degree from a school in Indiana helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $61,460 a couple years later.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Civil Engineering students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other civil engineering students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized civil engineering related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Civil Engineering students in Indiana.

Best Schools to Study Civil Engineering in Indiana

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study civil engineering.

Best Civil Eng Colleges in Indiana

Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology is one of the finest schools in the country for civil engineering. Located in the small city Terre Haute, Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology offers a Master's Degree in civil engineering. Students from the civil engineering program at Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology make $3,340 above the standard college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

University of Notre Dame is among your best bets if you're planning on studying civil engineering. Located in the suburb Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, Notre Dame also offers 2 different higher degree levels in civil engineering, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree (Research / Scholarship). Graduates from the civil engineering program at University of Notre Dame make $7,740 more than the typical graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus is a wonderful decision for individuals interested in a Civil Engineering degree. Purdue is a very large public school located in the city of West Lafayette.

For those interested in something more advanced, Purdue also offers 2 different higher degree levels in civil engineering, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Grads of the civil eng program state that they receive average early career income of $62,000.

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Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

Any student pursuing a degree in civil engineering needs to take a look at Valparaiso University. Located in the large suburb Valparaiso, Valpo is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Students who graduate from this program state that they receive average early career earnings of $57,100.

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Trine University

Angola, IN

Trine is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Angola.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, Trine also offers a Master's Degree in civil engineering. Students who graduate from the civil eng program earn around $54,200 in the first couple years of their career.

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Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Fort Wayne.More…

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Best Civil Engineering Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Civil Engineering Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Ohio 318 785
Michigan 316 509
Illinois 306 897
Wisconsin 290 387

Civil Engineering is one of 38 different types of Engineering programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 46,014
Electrical Engineering 31,993
Computer Engineering 15,329
Chemical Engineering 14,729
Biomedical Engineering 11,483

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Master Sgt. Roger Parsons.

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