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2021 Best Colleges in Indiana by Salary Score

By the GradReports team | Updated 3/1/2021

These are the top 25 colleges in Indiana ranked by bachelor's degree Salary Score. We calculated these scores by comparing median alumni earnings in the first year after graduation for majors at one college to earnings for graduates with that same major across all colleges. These program scores were then combined to determine an overall score. The overall Salary Score offers a gauge of how alumni salaries stack up between different institutions. Each of Indiana’s top 10 colleges has a Salary Score above the nationwide median of 50, and the top-ranked University of Notre Dame earned the #21 spot in our 2021 list of best U.S. colleges by Salary Score. In-state alumni may also expect a relatively low cost of living because Indiana has the 10th lowest cost of living of 52 states and territories in the nation.

To be considered for our state rankings, schools must offer and provide data for at least 8 bachelor's programs. You can click on a school's name to view individual program scores. Read our methodology to learn more about how schools were ranked.

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Salary Scores based on data reported by the U.S. Department of Education
Rank School Location Annual Tuition Salary Score
#1 #1 Notre Dame Notre Dame $53,391 94.03
#2 #2 Terre Haute Terre Haute $49,871 82.43
#3 #3 Greencastle Greencastle $49,704 74.79
#4 #4 West Lafayette West Lafayette $9,992 73.92
#5 #5 Bloomington Bloomington $10,681 72.94
#6 #6 Upland Upland $34,114 64.28
#7 #7 Angola Angola $32,176 55.76
#8 #8 Muncie Muncie $9,896 53.94
#9 #9 Indianapolis Indianapolis $9,465 53.82
#10 #10 Notre Dame Notre Dame $42,220 51.00
#11 #11 Indianapolis Indianapolis $29,688 49.76
#12 #12 North Manchester North Manchester $32,758 48.09
#13 #13 Valparaiso Valparaiso $40,260 48.09
#14 #14 Hammond Hammond $7,691 43.92
#15 #15 Hanover Hanover $37,670 43.09
#16 #16 Richmond Richmond $7,344 42.23
#17 #17 Terre Haute Terre Haute $9,090 41.57
#18 #18 New Albany New Albany $7,344 39.20
#19 #19 Gary Gary $7,344 38.48
#20 #20 Evansville Evansville $36,416 37.60
#21 #21 Evansville Evansville $8,349 37.49
#22 #22 South Bend South Bend $7,344 36.77
#23 #23 Fort Wayne Fort Wayne $8,450 35.94
#24 #24 Anderson Anderson $30,450 35.49
#25 #25 Mishawaka Mishawaka $28,590 35.35