Indiana Colleges Among Best 'For Your Money'

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Taylor University is one of seven Indiana colleges in the top 200 on the national list. Taylor University is one of seven Indiana colleges in the top 200 on the national list.

Several Indiana institutions have been named among of the Best Colleges For Your Money. The annual ranking from Time Inc.’s MONEY magazine considers 27 factors, including quality of education, affordability and outcome for graduates. Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame are the only Indiana schools in the top 100. The list includes a total of 711 colleges and universities, 21 of which are in Indiana.

More specific parts of the methodology include six-year graduation rate, the estimated amount a typical freshman starting in 2017 will pay to earn a degree and earnings adjusted by majors.

The top schools in Indiana are:

  • 37. Purdue University
  • 40. University of Notre Dame
  • 117. Indiana University
  • 148. Wabash College
  • 156. DePauw University
  • 198. University of Evansville
  • 199. Taylor University
  • 228. Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame
  • 255. Huntington University
  • 357. Goshen College
  • 374. Bethel College
  • 377. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • 428. Indiana Wesleyan University
  • 479. Butler University
  • 507. Hanover College
  • 525. Marian University
  • 529. Valparaiso University
  • 534. Ball State University
  • 537. University of Saint Francis
  • 550. Earlham College
  • 613. Franklin College

The top 10 in the nation are:

  • 1. Princeton University
  • 2. CUNY Bernard M Baruch College in New York
  • 3. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • 4. University of California-Berkeley
  • 5(tied). University of California-Los Angeles
  • 5(tied). Stanford University
  • 7. University of California-Irvine
  • 8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 9. University of California-Davis
  • 10. Harvard University

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