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Indiana State University Overview

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

What Is Indiana State University Known For?

2,045 Undergraduate Awards
$26,016 Avg Cost After Aid
85% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Indiana State is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 70% of the faculty were full-time.

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Indiana State University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Indiana State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#59 Most Popular Online Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#113 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#277 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Indiana State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Industrial Production Technology Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Industrial Production Technology Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Electronics Engineering Technology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Engineering Technologies Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Genetics Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Textile & Apparel Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Value Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Value Public Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Indiana State has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#4 Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#6 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies College Factual
#9 Best Criminology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#44 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#55 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is Indiana State University?

Location of Indiana State University

Contact details for Indiana State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 210 N 7Th St, Terre Haute, IN 47809
Phone: 812-237-6311
Website: https://www.indstate.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IndianaState
Twitter: http://twitter.com/indianastate

How Do I Get Into Indiana State?

You can apply to Indiana State online at: https://secure.vzcollegeapp.com/indstate/

Admission Requirements for Indiana State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript recommended
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Indiana State?

85% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
72% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 85%, Indiana State may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 80%, and the acceptance rate for women is 87%.

Average Test Scores

About 72% of students accepted to Indiana State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 560. Math scores were between 440 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Indiana State University  ( 460 to 560 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Indiana State University  ( 440 to 550 )
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800
Indiana State received ACT scores from 44% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 23. Math scores were between 16 and 23. Composite scores were between 17 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Indiana State University  ( 15 to 23 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Indiana State University  ( 16 to 23 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Indiana State University  ( 17 to 23 )
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36

Can I Afford Indiana State University?

$26,016 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
13.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Indiana State is $26,016. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Indiana State, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $6,667 a year. That adds up to $26,668 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Indiana State is 13.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Indiana State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,105 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,214 undergraduate students at Indiana State, with 8,105 being full-time and 2,109 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Indiana State

There are also 1,930 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,105 full-time undergraduates at Indiana State, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Indiana State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Indiana State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Indiana State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 85
Black or African American 1,541
Hispanic or Latino 410
White 5,442
International Students 220
Other Races/Ethnicities 407

Geographic Diversity

Indiana students aren't the only ones who study at Indiana State University. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 57 countries are represented at Indiana State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and China.

Online Learning at Indiana State University

2,638 Took All Classes Online
5,617 Took At Least One Class Online
9.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 23 bachelor’s degree and 18 master’s degree programs available online at Indiana State. In 2017-2018, 5,617 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Indiana State has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 10th most popular in Indiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Indiana State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Indiana State University was 9.4%. This is the #1,376 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Indiana State regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Indiana State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 18%
Allied Health Professions 10%
Construction Management 11%
Engineering-Related Fields 31%
Health & Physical Education 11%
Health Professions 4%
Industrial Production Technology 8%
Insurance 29%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 8%
Liberal Arts General Studies 8%
Mathematics 42%
Mathematics & Statistics 42%
Mechanical Engineering Technology 6%
Nursing 2%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 14%
Teaching English or French 29%
Textile & Apparel Studies 19%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Indiana State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Indiana State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Genetics #3
Mechanical Engineering Technology #4
Quality Control Technology #5
Insurance #8
Electronics Engineering Technology #10
Industrial Production Technology #12
Construction Management #12
Criminology #20
Mathematics #22
Mathematics & Statistics #32
History #33
Student Counseling #33
History #33
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #34
Teaching English or French #35
Mental & Social Health Services #37
Management Information Systems #39
Allied Health Professions #51
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #57
Public Administration #58
Health & Physical Education #60
Marketing #66
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #69
Human Resource Management #74
Engineering Technologies #78
Instructional Media Design #78
Curriculum & Instruction #80
General Psychology #93
General Business/Commerce #95
Social Sciences #107
Special Education #108
Teacher Education Subject Specific #115
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #117
Public Administration & Social Service #124
Psychology #129
Accounting #140
Teacher Education Grade Specific #154
Educational Administration #158
Liberal Arts General Studies #257
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #257
Nursing #296
Education #379
Business Administration & Management #462
Health Professions #488

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Indiana State University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 197 2 76 14 289
Criminology 0 154 0 15 0 169
Mental & Social Health Services 0 60 0 50 0 110
Allied Health Professions 0 44 0 39 24 107
Health & Physical Education 0 74 0 27 0 101
Communication & Media Studies 0 96 0 2 0 98
General Psychology 0 87 0 11 0 98
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1 94 0 1 0 96
Business Administration & Management 0 22 0 58 0 80
Educational Administration 0 0 14 33 31 78
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 62 0 7 0 69
Human Resource Management 0 48 0 20 0 68
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 62 0 0 0 62
Air Transportation 0 62 0 0 0 62
General Business/Commerce 0 60 0 0 0 60
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 28 27 55
General Biology 0 46 0 5 3 54
Finance & Financial Management 0 49 0 0 0 49
Recreation Administration 0 49 0 0 0 49
Construction Management 0 45 0 0 0 45
Computer Information Systems 1 40 0 0 0 41
Accounting 0 40 0 0 0 40
Student Counseling 0 0 0 37 2 39
Industrial Production Technology 2 28 0 0 8 38
Communication Sciences 0 17 0 20 0 37
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 37 0 0 0 37
Marketing 0 35 0 0 0 35
Human Development & Family Studies 0 35 0 0 0 35
Music 0 33 0 2 0 35
Political Science & Government 0 34 0 0 0 34
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 17 0 15 0 32
Quality Control Technology 0 21 0 10 0 31
Fine & Studio Arts 0 23 0 6 0 29
Social Work 0 27 0 0 0 27
General Engineering Technology 0 26 0 0 0 26
General English Literature 0 23 0 3 0 26
Computer Science 0 0 0 25 0 25
Mathematics 0 19 0 5 0 24
Insurance 3 18 0 0 0 21
Interior Architecture 0 19 0 0 0 19
Computer Engineering Technology 0 19 0 0 0 19
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 19 0 0 0 19
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 3 7 9 19
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 7 11 18
Chemistry 0 18 0 0 0 18
Teaching English or French 7 0 5 5 0 17
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 16 0 0 0 16
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 8 0 7 0 15
Public Administration 0 0 1 14 0 15
Civil Engineering Technology 0 14 0 0 0 14
Geography & Cartography 3 10 0 0 1 14
Engineering-Related Fields 0 9 0 4 0 13
History 0 8 0 5 0 13
Special Education 0 5 0 7 0 12
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 11 0 0 0 11
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 11 0 0 0 11
General Sales & Marketing 9 0 0 0 0 9
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 1 8 0 0 0 9
Drama & Theater Arts 0 8 0 0 0 8
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 7 0 0 0 7
Gerontology 7 0 0 0 0 7
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 6 0 1 0 7
Economics 0 7 0 0 0 7
Management Information Systems 0 5 0 0 0 5
Philosophy 0 5 0 0 0 5
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 4 0 0 0 4
Ethnic Studies 0 3 0 0 0 3
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 3 0 0 0 3
Genetics 0 0 2 0 0 2
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 2 0 2
Anthropology 0 2 0 0 0 2
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 1 0 0 0 1
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0 1 1
Physics 0 1 0 0 0 1
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Homeland Security 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 34 2,011 27 554 131 2,757

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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