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2021 Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Indiana

5 Colleges
3,759 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,901 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in IndianaOut of the majors we analyze each year, engineering was ranked 3rd in Indiana. In fact, 3,759 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 128,724 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.9% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Indiana ranking looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality engineering programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the engineering program at the school. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

More Ways to Rank Engineering Schools

The engineering school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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2021 Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Indiana

The following schools top our list of the Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus has taken the #1 spot in this year's engineering ranking for non-traditional students. Purdue is a very large public school located in the city of West Lafayette. Purdue not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Indiana list.

The student loan default rate at Purdue is lower than is typical, just 2.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 6,641 students take at least one class online at Purdue. About 6,079 of the students at Purdue are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#2

Trine University

Angola, IN

Trine University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Angola, Trine is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Trine also made our Best Colleges for Engineering in Indiana list, coming in at #4.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.6%. There are approximately 747 students at Trine that take at least one class online. 2,136 of Trine students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis. IUPUI is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Indianapolis. IUPUI also made our Best Colleges for Engineering in Indiana list, coming in at #6.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.9%. There are approximately 9,387 students at IUPUI that take at least one class online. There are roughly 7,204 part time students in attendance at IUPUI. IUPUI does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#4

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

Valparaiso University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best engineering schools for non-traditional students. Located in the suburb of Valparaiso, Valpo is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Valpo, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Indiana ranking.

About 3.1% of Valpo students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 335 students at Valpo that take at least one class online. About 305 of the students at Valpo are attending part time. Valpo does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Southern Indiana landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best engineering schools for non-traditional students. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Evansville, USI is a public school with a large student population. USI did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Indiana list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.0%. There are approximately 3,732 students at USI that take at least one class online. 4,258 students are part time. USI does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Engineering Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 5,117
Ohio 6,157
Illinois 4,169
Wisconsin 2,645

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 1,383
Electrical Engineering 764
Civil Engineering 453
Computer Engineering 433
Chemical Engineering 417

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 3,959
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,802
Engineering Technologies 2,467
Mathematics & Statistics 1,079
Physical Sciences 999

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 5 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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