Indiana State University

Indiana State University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Indiana State University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Indiana State University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Indiana State University was awarded 127 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is robotics technology/technician.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Indiana State is ranked #1,509 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 48 colleges in Indiana, Indiana State is ranked at #32.

See all of the rankings for Indiana State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Indiana State?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 92%, Indiana State University is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Learn more about Indiana State University admissions.

Indiana State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Indiana State University, this ratio is 18 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Indiana State University is 73%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  73 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Indiana State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Indiana State University is 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 26% for first-time, full-time students at Indiana State, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  26 out of 100

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Indiana State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,938 undergraduates at Indiana State with 7,420 being full-time and 1,518 being part-time.

How Much Does Indiana State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Indiana State is $13,896. 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 Indiana State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,422 $11,182 $15,380 $19,124 $19,824

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 Indiana State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Indiana State, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $8,123 a year. That adds up to $32,492 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Indiana State is 11.9%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Indiana State Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Indiana State make about $39,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Indiana State University make the most money.

Location of Indiana State University

Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, Indiana State University is a public institution. The location of Indiana State is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for Indiana State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 210 N 7Th St, Terre Haute, IN 47809
Phone: 812-237-6311

Indiana State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 75 majors graduated from Indiana State University. Of these students, 2,072 received undergraduate degrees and 624 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
Nursing 201 $57,698
Criminology 141 $35,311
General Psychology 119 $28,682
Air Transportation 108 $40,490
Teacher Education Grade Specific 104 $36,848
Recreation Administration 73 $33,216
Mechanical Engineering Technology 72 $60,771
Communication & Media Studies 71 $30,771
Mental & Social Health Services 62 $35,772
General Business/Commerce 58 $42,682

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

Online Learning at Indiana State

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 7,423 students took at least one online class at Indiana State University. This is an increase from the 5,748 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 7,423 3,078
2018-2019 5,748 2,774
2017-2018 5,617 2,638
2016-2017 5,327 2,582
2015-2016 5,241 2,367

Learn more about online learning at Indiana State University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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