Indiana State University in Terre Haute

Terre Haute, IN

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Indiana State University offers 433-degree programs and 150 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 83%. The most popular test is SAT - 76% of students submitted it in comparison to 43% of students who submitted ACT. 46.4% are women, and 53.6% are men. 7% percents of international students. Indiana State University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Indiana State University is 11920$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $12035 and $20933 per year. 41% of full-time Indiana State University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $36,000, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Indiana State University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Indiana State University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,115
$30,001 - $48,000$9,376
$48,001 - $75,000$14,268
$75,001 - $110,000$17,476

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 5464

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


7339 of Indiana State University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 67 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Indiana State University number 10 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Indiana.

Students at Indiana State University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Indiana State University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Indiana State University graduation rate is below the national average.

41% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Indiana State University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Indiana State University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 11%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 66%, so Indiana State University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 17%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Indiana State University full-time retention rate is 64% and part-time retention rate is 75%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Indiana State University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1190 - 1510

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 400 - 510
Math: 400 - 510
Writing: 390 - 490

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Indiana State University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
16 - 22

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 15 - 22
Math: 16 - 23
Writing: 6 - 8

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Indiana State University is 20:1, that means that for every 20 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Indiana State University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Indiana State University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Indiana.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 210 N 7Th St address in Terre Haute, Indiana.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Indiana State University with 0.29% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, aggravated assault, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Indiana State University offers 433 programs in total: 216 are for Bachelor's degree, 129 - for Master's degree, 24 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 24 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 21 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 12 - for Post-master's certificate, and 1 are Associate's degree.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 135 universities in Indiana state. Indiana State University is one of the few institutions in Indiana that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 150 distance education programs that are offered in the Indiana State University: 54 are for Master's degree, 45 - for Bachelor's degree, 21 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 9 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 9 - for Post-master's certificate and 6 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Indiana state average data to help you compare.


Indiana State University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 10577 students with 317317 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1731 with 41543 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 99 students.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Indiana State University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Worst academic experience I have ever had. Inattentive instructors, out of touch faculty. Maybe I just got every bad instructor they have. Who knows, but I feel as if it is an institutional problem not just a few bad actors. There football team's lackluster performance is a perfect example of how little effort gets put into developing the students. Maybe this is the end of the road for some of the faculty, perhaps their choices in life is either work here, or at the paint department at Lowes.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

My daughter is the 2nd child of mine to go to ISU. She fell in love with the campus when my son started there and knew that's where she wanted to go. She got off to a very rocky start. Not even a month into school her Granny's health started failing. The week her Granny came home on hospice, we decided to pull her home because we knew it was going to be quick. She had 1 professor give her a hard time. She made it through that death only to return to her room mate being not very nice. She has recently dealt with the death of her Grandfather only 4 weeks later. Again she returned after being home for a long weekend to her roommate being even worse. This past weekend her roommate essentially told her that her family was visiting for family day and would be in the room. My daughter replied so is mine. Her roommate pretty much told her she needed to not be in there. Total BS! We had already checked into moving her rooms at the begining when this started and was told it wasn't possible. As of today it is finally possible after we told the school either she moves rooms or she is leaving school. No one should have to live like that. It's a form of bullying, and this school just sit back and let it happen for 2 months. This on top of somethings we were told in orientation, that turned out to not be true and during the illness of my mother in law I called to talk to someone higher up about the professor mentioned above, and to this day I am still waiting for someone to return that phone call.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I got a degree in Communication/Public Relations here and graduated in May of 2017. Overall, it was a great experience! The only thing I didn't like was that I didn't feel challenged very often. I think that the COMM department needs to make some updates regarding social media and modern technology. Other than that, my experience was great.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I would say I am a little older than the majority of the people posting here given I graduated with a BS degree in 1970 and an MBA subsequently. Although somewhat dated I thoroughly enjoyed my time at ISU and over the years have continued to reflect fondly back on my experiences while there. While now retired ISU afforded me a very good life, a great career in business, and most importantly a beautiful family for which I will be eternally gratefully. At my stage in life I have learned much and one thing is that you get out of life what you put into it. For you younger graduates a word of advice, you will encounter many nay Sayers along the way in life who will criticize everyone and everything while never for a moment looking at themselves. Where ever and when ever you can avoid those type of people, they are not the ones that make the world a better place. ISU was and I suspect still is a great school and all I can say is take ever opportunity you can to get the most from your time spent at ISU! THANKS ISU

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

My experience has a distance learner has been really good so far. I attended ISU on campus many years ago. I came back to complete my degree as a distance learner. I live 800 miles away from campus. Working online has been a real treat. If you're not tech savvy you need to be. It can be overwhelming to jump head first into the online learning environment. I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because some of professors outside of my major were not great. I'm an ACE major which includes a lot of HRD classes. I loved HRD (human resources development) so much that i'm getting my masters in it.I have found the majority of the staff to be high touch and involved in student success.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 210 N 7th St


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8122376311

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address:

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