Indiana Schools Among Best in National Rankings

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(photo courtesy Butler University) (photo courtesy Butler University)

The University of Notre Dame, DePauw University, Wabash College and Butler University were ranked tops among Indiana schools in their respective categories in a publication's rankings of the best colleges in the nation. U.S. News and World Report says it ranks schools based on "hard objective data alone," including outcomes, financial resources and student excellence. The publication weighs various indicators to determine the final rankings of each category.

The Indiana schools listed in the National Universities category are:

  • 18. University of Notre Dame
  • 56. Purdue University
  • 89. Indiana University
  • 171. Ball State University
  • 194. IUPUI
  • 230-301. Indiana State University

The Indiana schools listed in the National Liberal Arts Colleges category are:

  • 56(tie). DePauw University
  • 56(tie). Wabash College
  • 81. Earlham College
  • 95. St. Mary's College in Notre Dame
  • 113. Hanover College
  • 143. Franklin College
  • 173-229. Holy Cross College in Notre Dame
  • Martin University is unranked, but is listed in the category

The Indiana Schools listed in the Regional Universities Midwest category are:

  • 1 (tie). Butler University
  • 5. Valparaiso University
  • 7. University of Evansville
  • 29. Bethel College
  • 32. Indiana Wesleyan University
  • 38 (tie). Marian University
  • 38 (tie). University of Indianapolis
  • 47. Anderson University
  • 70. Grace College and Seminary in Winona Lake
  • 72. University of Saint Francis
  • 128-165. Calumet College of St. Joseph*
  • 128-165. Indiana University East*
  • 128-165. Indiana University Northwest*
  • 128-165. Indiana University--South Bend*
  • 128-165. Indiana University Southeast*
  • 128-165. IPFW (prior to the separation of Purdue University - Fort Wayne and Indiana University Fort Wayne)*
  • 128-165. Purdue University--Northwest*
  • 128-165. University of Southern Indiana*

       *denotes schools rated in the cluster are listed in alphabetic order for the purpose of this story

The Indiana Schools listed in the Regional Colleges Midwest category are:

  • 1 (tie). Taylor University
  • 9. Goshen College
  • 20. Huntington University
  • 21. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
  • 24. Trine University
  • 26. Manchester University
  • 39. Oakland City University
  • 61-79. Indiana University--Kokomo
  • Vincennes University is unranked, but is listed in the category

You can connect to the full list of schools and each rankings category by clicking here.

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