2021 Indiana Best Colleges Tuition Comparison

This page compares the best colleges in Indiana with tuition, admission, and more academic facts (Ranking data from College Evaluator). For the academic year 2020-2021, University of Notre Dame rank first in the best Indiana college ranking and Purdue University-Main Campus is placed in second.

Admission Comparison Between Best Colleges in Indiana

2 public and 8 private schools rank in the best Indiana colleges. The schools' average acceptance rate is 64.60% where University of Notre Dame has the tightest (lowest) acceptance rate of 16% and Trine University has the highest rate of 82%. Total 116,288 students are attending one of the best Indiana schools where Purdue University-Main Campus has the largest population with 44,474 students and Wabash College has the smallest number of students (882 students). The average graduation rate is 76.00% and the average students to faculty ratio is 11.60:1 at those colleges.
The following table shows the academic information and key facts of the best Indiana colleges including acceptance rate, graduation rate, student population, and students to faculty ratio.
Table. Indiana Best Colleges Overview
RankName Acceptance RateSAT ScoreGraduation RatePopulationStudent-Faculty Ratio
1University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
16%1,47596%12,60710:1 (10.00 %)
2Purdue University-Main Campus
West Lafayette, IN
60%1,31582%44,47413:1 (7.69 %)
3Wabash College
Crawfordsville, IN
64%1,22074%88210:1 (10.00 %)
4DePauw University
Greencastle, IN
64%1,24584%2,1569:1 (11.11 %)
5Indiana University-Bloomington
Bloomington, IN
78%1,25579%43,50316:1 (6.25 %)
6Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, IN
81%1,15579%1,6119:1 (11.11 %)
7Earlham College
Richmond, IN
63%1,23564%1,10410:1 (10.00 %)
8University of Evansville
Evansville, IN
71%1,18968%2,44311:1 (9.09 %)
9Trine University
Angola, IN
82%1,15063%4,32015:1 (6.67 %)
10Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion
Marion, IN
67%1,12571%3,18813:1 (7.69 %)
Average64.60%1,23676.00%116,288 (Total)11.60:1 (8.62 %)

Best Indiana Colleges 2021 Tuition Comparison and 2022 Estimated Costs

The following table lists 2020-2021 tuition & fees and compares them between the best Indiana colleges. The 2020-2021 costs are officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education. The estimated costs for the academic year 2021-2022 are calculated and estimated based on each school's rate of tuition change from 2020 to 2021.

For the undergraduate programs, the average tuition & fees of the best Indiana colleges is $41,682 where University of Notre Dame has the most expensive costs at $57,699 and Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion has the lowest amount of tuition at $28,184. The average graduate tuition & fees of the best Indiana colleges is $29,918 where University of Notre Dame has the highest tuition with $57,522 and Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion has the lowest amount of graduate school tuition with $13,512.
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Table. Best Indiana Colleges 2021 Undergraduate Tuition Comparison and 2022 Estimation
RankSchool Name 2021 Tuition & Fees2022 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1University of Notre Dame $57,699$59,928
2Purdue University-Main Campus $9,992$28,794 $9,992 $28,794
3Wabash College $45,850$47,009
4DePauw University $52,710$54,322
5Indiana University-Bloomington $11,221$37,600 $11,502 $38,720
6Saint Mary's College $45,720$47,615
7Earlham College $48,091$48,813
8University of Evansville $38,686$39,946
9Trine University $33,490$34,184
10Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion $28,184$29,101
Average$10,607$41,682$10,747$42,843
Table. Best Indiana Colleges 2021 Graduate School Tuition Comparison and 2022 Estimation
RankSchool Name 2021 Tuition & Fees2022 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1University of Notre Dame $57,522$59,747
2Purdue University-Main Campus $9,992$28,794 $9,992$9,992
3Wabash College --
4DePauw University --
5Indiana University-Bloomington $11,192$33,338 $11,192$11,520
6Saint Mary's College $27,287$28,716
7Earlham College $22,475$24,550
8University of Evansville $14,014$12,243
9Trine University $42,398$44,505
10Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion $13,512$13,584
Average$10,592$29,918$10,756$30,689

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