Best Engineering Schools in Indiana

By | April 29, 2018

This article features top engineering colleges in Indiana that offer master and doctoral degrees in the fields of biological engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, etc. Please be informed that each school receives national wide rank as the ranking compares all engineering schools in the United States. Some important ranking factors include average GRE scores, alumni surveys, current student interviews, institutional research publications, and peer college assessment. In the following list of best engineering schools in the state of Indiana, you can see tuition cost for both in-state and out-of-state students, acceptable rates and admissions statistics for each top ranked engineering college.

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Best Engineering Schools in Indiana

National Ranking Indiana Top Engineering Programs
11 Purdue University–West Lafayette (West Lafayette, IN)
Overall acceptance rate: 27.9%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 763
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $9,979 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $28,147 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 2,965
Research expenditures per faculty member: $587,522
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $219,733,287
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 4.7%
52 University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
Overall acceptance rate: 18.3%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 765
Tuition: Full-time: $41,265 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 471
Research expenditures per faculty member: $392,899
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $41,254,485
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 1.7%
103 Indiana University-Purdue University–Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)
Overall acceptance rate: 53.3%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 727
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $342 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $978 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 184
Research expenditures per faculty member: $246,529
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $9,861,178
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

Indiana History

The First World War stimulated the development of Indiana’s industry, by 1925 more people worked in the factories and factories of the state than in agriculture. In the 1920s, there was a significant flow of liquor smuggling from Canada through Indiana, in connection with which the crime rate increased greatly. As one of the most dangerous gangsters in the United States, a native of Indianapolis, John Dillinger, is known to have committed many robberies and murders in the states of the Midwestern United States.

The state experienced the years of the Great Depression very hard, many enterprises closed or were forced to reduce production, the growth of cities stopped. Unemployment reached twenty-five percent in the north, and fifty percent in the south, in the agricultural areas affected by dust storms. As in other US states, in Indiana, the government of President F. D. Roosevelt organized a large amount of work to create infrastructure facilities (roads, bridges, dams) in the thirties.

With the outbreak of World War II, the products of Indiana enterprises again became in demand, the state produced steel, tanks, aircraft, ammunition and other products needed by the armed forces of the United States.

In 1945, there were several incidents at Freeman Air Force Base in Indiana caused by the protest of black airmen against racial segregation in the US Armed Forces. The reason was the division of officer clubs into “white” and “colored”, during the “mutiny at the Freeman airfield” more than one hundred and fifty people were arrested, one of them (Lieutenant Roger Terry) was fined by court order and dishonorably dismissed from the army. This case received wide publicity and was one of the reasons for the passage in 1948 of the law to prohibit racial segregation in the US Armed Forces.

After the war, the state continued to develop, the population grew, primarily urban. The basis of Indiana ‘s economy continued to be metallurgy, engineering and pharmaceuticals. Having survived the recession caused by the oil crisis in the seventies and eighties of the last century, Indiana continues to be one of the most industrialized states in the US Midwest.