10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Indiana For 2019

by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Indiana has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in IN, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Indiana.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Indiana:

  1. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  2. Butler University
  3. DePauw University
  4. University of Notre Dame
  5. Valparaiso University
  6. Franklin College
  7. University of Evansville
  8. Hanover College
  9. Manchester University
  10. Ball State University

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Indiana has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Indiana For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 42 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Indiana that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Indiana.’

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Indiana

Rank College Employed
1 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 94.65%
2 Butler University 94.32%
3 DePauw University 94.13%
4 University of Notre Dame 93.77%
5 Valparaiso University 93.71%
6 Franklin College 93.2%
7 University of Evansville 92.9%
8 Hanover College 92.74%
9 Manchester University 92.57%
10 Ball State University 92.13%
11 Indiana University-Bloomington 92.02%
12 University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne 91.87%
13 Purdue University-Main Campus 91.87%
14 Goshen College 91.4%
15 Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion 91.26%
16 University of Indianapolis 90.64%
17 University of Southern Indiana 90.43%
18 Indiana Institute of Technology 90.43%
19 Indiana State University 90.4%
20 Trine University-Regional/Non-Traditional Campuses 89.82%
21 Trine University 89.82%
22 Earlham College 89.46%
23 Huntington University 89.34%
24 Indiana University-Southeast 89.32%
25 Anderson University 89.16%
26 Saint Mary’s College 89.14%
27 Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis 88.63%
28 Marian University 88.43%
29 Taylor University 88.33%
30 Calumet College of Saint Joseph 87.52%
31 Purdue University Fort Wayne 87.48%
32 Bethel College-Indiana 87.32%
33 Vincennes University 87.28%
34 Indiana University-South Bend 87.11%
35 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College 87.06%
36 Indiana University-Kokomo 86.78%
37 Grace College and Theological Seminary 86.63%
38 Indiana University-Northwest 85.95%
39 Oakland City University 84.99%
40 Indiana University-East 84.03%
41 Martin University 73.87%
42 Crossroads Bible College 73.33%
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