These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Indiana For 2019

Chris Kolmar
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. University of Notre Dame
  2. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  3. Butler University
  4. Franklin College
  5. Manchester University
  6. Valparaiso University
  7. Purdue University-Main Campus
  8. Indiana University-Bloomington
  9. DePauw University
  10. University of Evansville

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 45 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, University of Notre Dame, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Indiana.’

1. University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Notre Dame
Employed: 94.47%

2. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Terre Haute
Employed: 94.43%

3. Butler University

Butler University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Indianapolis
Employed: 94.0%

4. Franklin College

Franklin College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Franklin
Employed: 93.99%

5. Manchester University

Manchester University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: North Manchester
Employed: 92.97%

6. Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Valparaiso
Employed: 92.91%

7. Purdue University-Main Campus

Purdue University-Main Campus

Source: Wikipedia

Location: West Lafayette
Employed: 92.11%

8. Indiana University-Bloomington

Indiana University-Bloomington

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Bloomington
Employed: 92.1%

9. DePauw University

DePauw University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Greencastle
Employed: 92.04%

10. University of Evansville

University of Evansville

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Evansville
Employed: 91.61%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Indiana

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Indiana, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Indiana by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Indiana

Rank College Employed
1 University of Notre Dame 94.47%
2 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 94.43%
3 Butler University 94.0%
4 Franklin College 93.99%
5 Manchester University 92.97%
6 Valparaiso University 92.91%
7 Purdue University-Main Campus 92.11%
8 Indiana University-Bloomington 92.1%
9 DePauw University 92.04%
10 University of Evansville 91.61%
11 Goshen College 91.59%
12 Ball State University 91.5%
13 Hanover College 91.46%
14 Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion 90.87%
15 University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne 90.46%
16 University of Indianapolis 90.4%
17 University of Southern Indiana 90.26%
18 Trine University-Regional/Non-Traditional Campuses 90.18%
19 Trine University 90.18%
20 Indiana State University 89.65%
21 Indiana Institute of Technology 89.62%
22 Saint Mary’s College 89.32%
23 Anderson University 89.24%
24 Indiana University-Southeast 88.67%
25 Earlham College 88.63%
26 Holy Cross College 88.35%
27 Marian University 88.11%
28 Indiana University-South Bend 88.01%
29 Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis 87.96%
30 Bethel College-Indiana 87.82%
31 Calumet College of Saint Joseph 87.69%
32 Vincennes University 87.53%
33 Huntington University 87.44%
34 Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne 87.2%
35 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College 86.68%
36 Indiana University-Kokomo 86.24%
37 Purdue University-North Central Campus 85.88%
38 Taylor University 85.78%
39 Purdue University-Calumet Campus 85.59%
40 Indiana University-Northwest 85.38%
41 Oakland City University 84.99%
42 Grace College and Theological Seminary 83.25%
43 Indiana University-East 82.05%
44 Crossroads Bible College 71.84%
45 Martin University 69.18%
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