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Indiana Schools

The field of academia is a thriving field in Indiana. Below are statistics, charts and analysis on trends in the academic community in Indiana.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in Indiana By Profession

1,146 1,168 1,264 1,367
773 838 886 842
3,762 3,828 3,962 4,028
3,488 3,598 3,589 3,605
3,662 3,693 3,709 3,780
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

The number of faculty at Indiana's 155 colleges and universities grew from 12,831 members to 13,622 between the years 2006 and 2009.

This shows a 7% increase in the number of higher institution faculty in Indiana.

Average faculty salaries in Indiana

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

The average salary of higher education faculty in Indiana is $52,387 per year. This is less than faculty salaries in the rest of the country, which average $57,293 per year. And male faculty in Indiana earn more than female faculty by 7%.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in Indiana

No data at this time.

Of the 12,893 college faculty in Indiana, 50% are tenured. Another 22% are on track to be tenured.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in Indiana by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. Indiana Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 2.51% 4.43% 14.86%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Indiana
  • Light Blue: National

Interestingly, in Indiana the number of part-time faculty has grown from 2006 to 2009 by 15%. Similarly, the number of full-time faculty in the state has also grown by 15%. This data shows that in Indiana, working full-time in academia is becoming less common.

National Vs. Indiana Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 4.45% 7.18% 15.29%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Indiana
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in Indiana

No data at this time.

And in 2009 11% of those who were working on a part-time basis, identified themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority background. While 17% of those who were working on a full-time basis identified themselves as being from an ethnically diverse background.

Part time faculty minorities in Indiana

No data at this time.

National Vs. Indiana Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% 2.4% 9.64% 31.53%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: Indiana
  • Yellow: National

Between the years 2006 and 2009, Indiana's minority faculty has seen a 47% increase. The state statistics are consistent with national statistics. In 2006, there were 788,996 higher education faculty working nationally, of which 134,815 were from a minority background. And in 2009, there were 855,625 faculty working around the nation, of which 151,691 were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at Indiana by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at Indiana by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. Indiana Faculty Employment growth of men

0% 2.23% 3.58% 11.77%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Indiana
  • Light Blue: National

Just as the percentage of ethnic or racial minorities has increased in academia in Indiana, the percentage of women has also increased. And nationally, from 2006 to 2009, the number of women faculty at colleges and universities has increased by 9%.

National Vs. Indiana Faculty Employment growth of women

0% 4.78% 8.23% 19.25%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Indiana
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. Indiana Faculty employment by Gender

National Indiana
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 47%
Women 53%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in Indiana


Consistent with the growth in the number of higher education faculty in Indiana, the number of students studying in colleges or universities has also increased in Indiana.

There are currently 382,558 undergraduate students in the state and 54,458 graduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in Indiana

14348 13674 14082 14701 16133
36615 36291 37869 37360 36786
1542 1453 1703 1914 3119
11349 11490 12037 12516 13220
6647 8061 8901 8863 8220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in Indiana


In 2009, in Indiana, 28,343 students graduated from institutions of higher learning. Of these students, 47% graduated from bachelors degree programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in Indiana


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the colleges and universities in Indiana.

Retention rates in Indiana

Returning Students 59%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

In Indiana, for every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs, 59 students return to school the following year and 42 students eventually graduate. And nationally, schools have an average retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in Indiana

Graduation Students 42%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. Indiana Students By Gender

National Indiana
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 44%
Women 56%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Similar to the faculty population in Indiana, the student population is not very diverse. Of the 437,016 students studying in the state's colleges and universities, 56% are female, and 15% identify themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority. These numbers are consistent with national statistics. Approximately 58% of the national student population is female and 28% are from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

National Vs. Indiana Students Minorities

National Indiana
Minorities 29%
Minorities 15%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in Indiana

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  1. Indiana Teaching Schools178,608 Employed
  2. Indiana Business Schools128,787 Employed
  3. Indiana Engineering Schools78,051 Employed
  4. Indiana Biology Schools59,856 Employed
  5. Indiana Liberal Arts Schools49,254 Employed
  6. Indiana Law Schools45,381 Employed
  7. Indiana Art Schools44,818 Employed
  8. Indiana Management Schools38,299 Employed
  9. Indiana Psychology Schools38,111 Employed
  10. Indiana Music Schools37,298 Employed
  11. Indiana Information Systems Schools36,664 Employed
  12. Indiana Information Technology Schools36,462 Employed
  13. Indiana Business Administration Schools34,498 Employed
  14. Indiana Math Schools32,607 Employed
  15. Indiana Nursing Schools32,034 Employed
  16. Indiana Accounting Schools29,436 Employed
  17. Indiana English Schools28,802 Employed
  18. Indiana Communications Schools26,207 Employed
  19. Indiana Theology Schools25,712 Employed
  20. Indiana Educational Leadership Schools23,780 Employed
  21. Indiana Counseling Schools22,949 Employed
  22. Indiana Chemistry Schools22,626 Employed
  23. Indiana Design Schools21,567 Employed
  24. Indiana History Schools21,378 Employed
  25. Indiana Physics Schools21,302 Employed
  26. Indiana Criminal Justice Schools20,771 Employed
  27. Indiana Political Science Schools19,288 Employed
  28. Indiana Public Health Schools18,855 Employed
  29. Indiana Elementary Education Schools18,716 Employed
  30. Indiana Visual Communications Schools18,686 Employed
  31. Indiana BSN Schools18,416 Employed
  32. Indiana Forensic Nursing Schools18,416 Employed
  33. Indiana RN to BSN Schools18,416 Employed
  34. Indiana MBA Schools17,932 Employed
  35. Indiana Sociology Schools17,882 Employed
  36. Indiana Architecture Schools17,122 Employed
  37. Indiana Mechanical Engineering Schools16,128 Employed
  38. Indiana Early Childhood Education Schools15,408 Employed
  39. Indiana Drafting Schools14,705 Employed
  40. Indiana Special Education Schools14,207 Employed
  41. Indiana Public Administration Schools14,197 Employed
  42. Indiana Biochemistry Schools14,194 Employed
  43. Indiana Computer Engineering Schools12,982 Employed
  44. Indiana Health Science Schools12,333 Employed
  45. Indiana Human Resources Schools11,513 Employed
  46. Indiana Radiology Technology Schools11,414 Employed
  47. Indiana Electrical Engineering Schools10,880 Employed
  48. Indiana Hospitality Schools10,862 Employed
  49. Indiana Business Management Schools10,508 Employed
  50. Indiana Finance Schools10,335 Employed
  51. Indiana Journalism Schools10,185 Employed
  52. Indiana Veterinary Schools9,474 Employed
  53. Indiana Speech Therapy Schools9,445 Employed
  54. Indiana Human Services Schools9,313 Employed
  55. Indiana Civil Engineering Schools9,260 Employed
  56. Indiana Social Work Schools8,544 Employed
  57. Indiana Marketing Schools8,360 Employed
  58. Indiana School Psychology Schools8,296 Employed
  59. Indiana Nutrition Schools7,299 Employed
  60. Indiana Biomedical Engineering Schools7,019 Employed
  61. Indiana Paralegal Schools7,000 Employed
  62. Indiana Carpentry Schools6,992 Employed
  63. Indiana Respiratory Therapy Schools6,876 Employed
  64. Indiana Creative Writing Schools6,158 Employed
  65. Indiana Computer Science Schools6,055 Employed
  66. Indiana Interior Design Schools5,985 Employed
  67. Indiana Computer Programming Schools5,973 Employed
  68. Indiana Construction Management Schools5,836 Employed
  69. Indiana Fashion Design Schools5,799 Employed
  70. Indiana Graphic Design Schools5,575 Employed
  71. Indiana Mental Health Schools5,568 Employed
  72. Indiana Hotel Management Schools5,123 Employed
  73. Indiana Computer Networking Schools4,760 Employed
  74. Indiana X Ray Technician Schools4,719 Employed
  75. Indiana Physical Therapy Schools4,675 Employed
  76. Indiana Sports Management Schools4,656 Employed
  77. Indiana Occupational Therapy Schools4,561 Employed
  78. Indiana Dental Hygienist Schools4,465 Employed
  79. Indiana Ministry Schools4,458 Employed
  80. Indiana Healthcare Administration Schools3,985 Employed
  81. Indiana Surgical Technology Schools3,778 Employed
  82. Indiana Advertising Schools3,669 Employed
  83. Indiana Public Relations Schools3,669 Employed
  84. Indiana International Business Schools3,549 Employed
  85. Indiana Music Production Schools3,459 Employed
  86. Indiana Risk Management Schools3,442 Employed
  87. Indiana Small Business Schools3,313 Employed
  88. Indiana Music Therapy Schools3,048 Employed
  89. Indiana Sports Medicine Schools3,042 Employed
  90. Indiana Healthcare Management Schools3,038 Employed
  91. Indiana Forestry Schools2,932 Employed
  92. Indiana Christian Counseling Schools2,765 Employed
  93. Indiana Health Information Schools2,439 Employed
  94. Indiana Physical Therapy Assistant Schools2,426 Employed
  95. Indiana Culinary Schools2,144 Employed
  96. Indiana Clinical Psychology Schools2,135 Employed
  97. Indiana Web Development Schools2,119 Employed
  98. Indiana Forensic Science Schools2,014 Employed
  99. Indiana Health Information Management Schools1,907 Employed
  100. Indiana Property Management Schools1,616 Employed
  101. Indiana Criminology Schools1,613 Employed
  102. Indiana Supply Chain Management Schools1,412 Employed
  103. Indiana Organizational Psychology Schools1,410 Employed
  104. Indiana Software Engineering Schools1,375 Employed
  105. Indiana Gerontology Schools1,244 Employed
  106. Indiana Fashion Schools1,054 Employed
  107. Indiana Fashion Marketing Schools1,001 Employed
  108. Indiana Fashion Merchandising Schools948 Employed
  109. Indiana Fire Science Schools820 Employed
  110. Indiana Web Design Schools600 Employed
  111. Indiana Physician Assistant Schools590 Employed
  112. Indiana Animation Schools446 Employed
  113. Indiana Computer Animation Schools446 Employed
  114. Indiana Video Game Design Schools446 Employed
  115. Indiana Film Schools338 Employed
  116. Indiana Video Production Schools338 Employed
  117. Indiana Medical Coding Schools282 Employed
  118. Indiana Medical Billing Schools275 Employed
  119. Indiana Industrial Design Schools142 Employed
  120. Indiana Project Management Schools128 Employed
  121. Indiana Restaurant Management Schools128 Employed
  122. Indiana Emergency Management Schools71 Employed
  123. Indiana Homeland Security Schools71 Employed
  124. Indiana Court Reporter Schools16 Employed

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