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2021 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Indiana

13 Colleges
1,507 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,880 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in IndianaIn 2018-2019, 1,507 bachelor's degrees were awarded to liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who went to a Indiana college or university. This makes it the #13 most popular major in the state. This means that 3.3% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Indiana ranking looked at 13 colleges that offer a bachelor's in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent liberal arts / sciences and humanities programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the liberal arts / sciences and humanities program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Indiana

The following schools top our list of the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Top 10 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis tops the 2021 list of our schools in Indiana that are best for non-traditional liberal arts / sciences and humanities students. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, IUPUI is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, IUPUI has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Indiana ranking.

About 5.9% of IUPUI students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 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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Our rankings recognize Indiana University - Bloomington as the #2 school in this year's rankings. IU Bloomington is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Bloomington. IU Bloomington not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Indiana list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.6%. Approximately 5,026 students take at least one class online at IU Bloomington. About 5,192 of the students at IU Bloomington are attending part time. IU Bloomington does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Indiana University - Kokomo landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools for non-traditional students. IU Kokomo is a small public school located in the small city of Kokomo.

The student loan default rate at IU Kokomo is lower than is typical, just 8.4% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,023 students at IU Kokomo that take at least one class online. About 814 of the students at IU Kokomo are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Indiana University - South Bend comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of South Bend, Indiana University - South Bend is a public school with a medium-sized student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Indiana University - South Bend has also earned the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Indiana ranking.

About 8.1% of Indiana University - South Bend students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 2,088 students take at least one class online at Indiana University - South Bend. There are roughly 1,497 part time students in attendance at Indiana University - South Bend. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Indiana University - Southeast. Indiana University - Southeast is a small public school located in the large suburb of New Albany.

About 7.3% of Indiana University - Southeast students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,845 students take at least one class online at Indiana University - Southeast. 1,867 of Indiana University - Southeast students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Ball State University

Muncie, IN

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Ball State University. Located in the city of Muncie, Ball State is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Ball State, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Indiana ranking.

The student loan default rate at Ball State is lower than is typical, just 5.3% of students default in three years. 5,037 of Ball State students are exclusively distance learners. 5,958 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Bethel College - Mishawaka

Mishawaka, IN

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Bethel College - Mishawaka. Located in the small city of Mishawaka, Bethel College Indiana is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Bethel College Indiana also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Indiana rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.7%. There are approximately 234 students at Bethel College Indiana that take at least one class online. 411 of Bethel College Indiana students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Indiana University - East as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the rural area of Richmond, IU East is a public college with a small student population.

2,136 of IU East students are exclusively distance learners. 1,721 of IU East students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Indiana University - Northwest earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Gary, IU Northwest is a public college with a small student population.

There are approximately 1,747 students at IU Northwest that take at least one class online. About 1,318 of the students at IU Northwest are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne is a large public school located in the city of Fort Wayne.

About 7.5% of Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 3,075 students at Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne that take at least one class online. 4,301 of Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne students are attending part time. Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 597
Ohio 1,048
Illinois 1,333
Wisconsin 325

Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 4,168

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 2,377
English Language & Literature 987
Theology & Religious Vocations 924
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 865
Philosophy & Religious Studies 266

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 13 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.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jacques Sablet (Switzerland, Morges, 1749-1803).

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