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2020 Best Colleges for Anthropology in Indiana

Anthropology is a popular major and Indiana is the 18th most popular state for students studying this major. 208 of the 12,008 Anthropology diplomas earned last year were given by colleges in Indiana. With so many options it can be a challenge finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Anthropology in Indiana ranking analyzed 6 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in anthropology. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 schools for Anthropology students in Indiana.

Choosing a Great Anthropology School

Best Colleges for Anthropology in Indiana Your choice of anthropology school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

Anthropology graduates from colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent anthropology graduates from Indiana schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $22,575 in 2017-2018.

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 Anthropology students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other anthropology students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized anthropology related accrediting body.

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

Best Schools to Study Anthropology in Indiana

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

Best Anthropology Colleges in Indiana

Doctorate Highest Degree Type
$19,200 Median Starting Salary

It is difficult to beat Indiana University - Bloomington if you wish to study anthropology. IU Bloomington is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Bloomington.

For those interested in something more advanced, IU Bloomington also offers 2 different higher degree levels in anthropology, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree (Research / Scholarship). Grads of the anthropology program state that they receive average early career income of $19,200.

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University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
Doctorate Highest Degree Type
$21,800 Median Starting Salary

It's hard to beat University of Notre Dame if you want to study anthropology. Notre Dame is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Notre Dame.

For those interested in something more advanced, Notre Dame also offers 2 different higher degree levels in anthropology, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Grads of the anthropology program report average early career income of $21,800.

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DePauw University

Greencastle, IN
16.7% Growth in Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in anthropology has to check out DePauw University. DePauw is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Greencastle.More…

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Ball State University

Muncie, IN
Master Highest Degree Type
$22,200 Median Starting Salary

Ball State University is a great option for students pursuing a Anthropology major. Ball State is a very large public school located in the small city of Muncie.

For those interested in something more advanced, Ball State also offers 2 different higher degree levels in anthropology, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Students who graduate from this program state that they receive average early career income of $22,200.

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Master Highest Degree Type
$27,100 Median Starting Salary

IUPUI is a very large public school located in the city of Indianapolis.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, IUPUI offers a Master's Degree in anthropology. Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis anthropology majors receive $4,525 more than the average anthropology graduate.

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Located in the city Fort Wayne, Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne is a public college with a fairly large student population.

For those interested in shorter degree, Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne also offers a Award Taking Less Than 1 Year in anthropology.

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Best Anthropology Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Anthropology Schools in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Ohio 318 286
Michigan 316 315
Illinois 306 302
Wisconsin 290 172

Anthropology is one of 13 different types of Social Sciences programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Economics 47,528
Political Science & Government 44,651
Sociology 37,615
General Social Sciences 19,123
International Relations & National Security 14,908

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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 Deror avi.

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