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Choosing Your School

Finding the Right School Can Save You Money

Changing majors and transferring from school to school often keeps students from graduating on time. When you don’t finish on time, your potential loan debt increases substantially! INvestEd know that when choosing your school, doing some work ahead of time to choose the college that is the right fit for you – academically, financially, and socially – can save you time and money in the long run!

College Navigator is a helpful resource that provides insight into multiple areas of each college.

  • Programs and Majors
  • Enrollment History
  • Cost and Financial Aid
  • Net Price
  • Retention and Graduation Rates
  • Campus Security
College Navigator—Find the Right College for YOU

Campus Visits

After researching various institutions on College Navigator, the next step is to visit your top choices! INvestEd recommends going on at least three campus visits, which will allow you to interact with professors and students, experience campus life, and more!

Ever wondered what questions to ask when choosing your school or on a campus visit? Here are some to get you started!

Indiana Colleges and Universities

Indiana is home to some of the best institutions of higher learning in the country. In fact, there are more than 60 colleges and universities of various types in the state—and that doesn’t even count the many branch campuses of our state’s largest universities. Here’s a list of the public colleges and a link to the private colleges in Indiana to help you learn more and find the right place for you and your life goals.

Public Institutions

State government partially or primarily provides funds for the operation of public colleges and universities. While there are exceptions, of course, public colleges and universities are generally much larger than private institutions—with larger classes, but also a wider selection of majors and opportunities.

  • Ball State University
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana University
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Purdue University
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • Vincennes University
  • WGU

Private Institutions

Private colleges and universities operate without the assistance of governmental funding. The enrollment at private institutions is generally much smaller, but so are class sizes, which can mean a more amenable teacher-to-student ratio. While private institutions may offer a smaller selection of majors, some of them are among the most revered colleges and universities in the state. Learn more in this guide to Indiana’s private colleges and universities .

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