Nursing Schools in Indiana

There are 49 nursing schools in Indiana. This year, we evaluated 26 schools, and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best-value schools. Our data-driven ranking system uses the NCLEX pass rates and average net price to calculate the ranks. According to our research, we determined that the NCLEX pass rate of a school has a strong correlation with the quality of education provided by the school. On the other hand, we can easily assess the affordability of the schools by comparing their net price. By combining these two metrics, we managed to create a ranking scale that tells us the return on investment of each school. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here

Each school has two separate rankings. One for the RN program and one for the LPN program. Use the Filter By options to see each list. The Sort By button allows you to sort the list by school name, cost, or rank.

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Indiana University-Northwest
Gary, IN
Indiana University-Northwest
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,736

Indiana University-Northwest is located in Gary, Indiana. It is a public institution with both undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs and it is a regional campus of the Indiana University system, along with five other campuses. The campus was established in 1963 in the northwest ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN - closed in 2007
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Indiana University-Kokomo
Kokomo, IN
Indiana University-Kokomo
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,935

Indiana University-Kokomo (IUK) is located in Kokomo, Indiana. This public university was established all the way back in 1945. The school serves over 4,000 students and offers many different academic programs. More than 60-degree programs are available, including associate degrees and various ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN - closed in 2008
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Administration
  • MSN
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Indiana University-East
Richmond, IN
Indiana University-East
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,971

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN - closed in 2008
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Indiana University-South Bend
South Bend, IN
Indiana University-South Bend
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,331

Indiana University-South Bend is a public institution in South Bend, Indiana, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The South Bend campus is part of Indiana University, which first began offering classes in South Bend in 1922. Students can enjoy the beautiful campus, which is ...

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,744

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI) is a public institution in Indianapolis, Indiana. The university was established in 1969, after the merger of two schools. The Purdue Indianapolis Extension Center and Indiana University Indianapolis merged to become IUPUI. The campus is ...

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • DNP
  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN - closed in 2009
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
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Purdue University Northwest
Hammond, IN
Purdue University Northwest
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,725

Purdue University-Calumet Campus is part of Purdue University, which is a public institution with a total of four campuses. This campus was combined with the North Central campus in 2016 to establish Purdue University Northwest. The Calumet campus is located in Hammond, Indiana, while the North ...

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • BSN
  • ADN - closed in 2008
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN
Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,924

Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This university was originally established in 1964 and has undergone many changes over time. It still serves many students in the area but has recently split into two separate entities. The health and medical ...

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • ADN
  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • DNP
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Vincennes University
Vincennes, IN
Vincennes University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,089
NCLEX-RN Pass rate74.3%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate94.4%

Vincennes University (VU) is located in Vincennes, Indiana. This university was established all the way back in 1801. This makes it the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of Indiana and the northwest territory. This is a publicly-funded four-year university that serves over ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • RN to BSN
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Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN
Indiana State University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,443

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • DNP
  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Purdue University-Main Campus
West Lafayette, IN
Purdue University-Main Campus
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,117

Purdue University-Main Campus is a public institution in West Lafayette, Indiana, and is part of the Purdue University system that operates four campuses across the state. The main campus offers over 200 undergraduate majors and 69 graduate-level programs. The campus is located in the small ...

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • DNP
  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • BSN to DNP
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University of Southern Indiana
Evansville, IN
University of Southern Indiana
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,130

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • DNP
  • BSN
  • ADN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
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Ball State University
Muncie, IN
Ball State University
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,535

Ball State University (BSU) is a public university in Muncie, Indiana with nearly 16,000 students accepted in the fall 2016 school year. The university was founded in 1918 after local industrialists, the Ball brothers, purchased Indiana Normal Institute. Over the years, the campus has expanded ...

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • DNP
  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
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Ancilla College
Donaldson, IN
Ancilla College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$16,227

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Bethel College-Indiana
Mishawaka, IN
Bethel College-Indiana
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,327

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • BSN
  • ADN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
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University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN
University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,204

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • BSN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • RN to MSN
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Goshen College
Goshen, IN
Goshen College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,446

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion
Marion, IN
Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,008

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion (IWU) is a private not-for-profit institution in Marion, Indiana that offers both undergrad and graduate programs. It is the largest private university in the state of Indiana, with over 15,000 students enrolled during the 2017 school year. IWU is affiliated ...

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Marian University
Indianapolis, IN
Marian University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,902

Marian University is a private university in Indianapolis, Indiana, founded in 1851 by the Sisters of St. Francis. The university is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and opened their first medical school in 2013. The campus is about four miles northwest of the downtown Indianapolis ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Huntington University
Huntington, IN
Huntington University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,219

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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University of Evansville
Evansville, IN
University of Evansville
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,046

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Harrison College-Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN
Harrison College-Indianapolis
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,213

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
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University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN
University of Indianapolis
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,510

The University of Indianapolis (UIndy) is a private institution in Indianapolis, Indiana that was founded in 1902. The main campus is on the south side of the city and spans 50 acres. The campus includes a gorgeous green space that is made up of a sunken lawn and a long canal surrounded by ...

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • BSN
  • ADN - closed in 2015
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN
Valparaiso University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,099

Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana is a private institution with undergraduate and graduate programs, including several nursing programs. The university was founded in 1859 and was one of the first coed colleges in the US. Over the years, the university has expanded its campus, with ...

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • DNP
  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • BSN to DNP
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Anderson University
Anderson, IN
Anderson University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$24,005

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Fortis College-Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN
Fortis College-Indianapolis
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,081

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Ivy Tech Community College
Indianapolis, IN
Ivy Tech Community College
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,423
NCLEX-PN Pass rate99.0%

Ivy Tech Community College is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The school was originally established in 1963. This is a very large school that serves a number of different students. It has a deep commitment to providing students with the best possible educational opportunities. To this end, ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Indiana University-Southeast
New Albany, IN
Indiana University-Southeast
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,210

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Ivy Tech Community College - Bloominton
Bloomington, IN
Ivy Tech Community College - Bloominton
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Ivy Tech Community College - Columbus
Columbus, IN
Ivy Tech Community College - Columbus
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Ivy Tech Community College - East Central
Muncie, IN
Ivy Tech Community College - East Central
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo
Kokomo, IN
Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Ivy Tech Community College - Lafayette
Lafayette, IN
Ivy Tech Community College - Lafayette
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Ivy Tech Community College - Northcentral
South Bend, IN
Ivy Tech Community College - Northcentral
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Ivy Tech Community College - Northeast
Fort Wayne, IN
Ivy Tech Community College - Northeast
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Ivy Tech Community College - Northwest
Gary, IN
Ivy Tech Community College - Northwest
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond
Richmond, IN
Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Ivy Tech Community College - South Central
Sellersburg, IN
Ivy Tech Community College - South Central
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Ivy Tech Community College - Southeast
Madison, IN
Ivy Tech Community College - Southeast
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Ivy Tech Community College - Southwest
Evansville, IN
Ivy Tech Community College - Southwest
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Ivy Tech Community College - Wabash Valley
Terre Haute, IN
Ivy Tech Community College - Wabash Valley
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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J Everett Light Career Center
Indianapolis, IN
J Everett Light Career Center
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN - closed in 2014
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Tucker Career and Technology
Marion, IN
Tucker Career and Technology
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Purdue University-North Central Campus
Westville, IN
Purdue University-North Central Campus
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN - closed in 2012
  • LPN to ADN
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Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing
Lafayette, IN
Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$31,417

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • Diploma
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Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, IN
Saint Mary's College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$26,664

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Saint Mary of the Woods, IN
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,508

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Ivy Tech Community College - Central Office
Indianapolis, IN
Ivy Tech Community College - Central Office
Campus size
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Harrison College - Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN
Harrison College - Fort Wayne
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Vincennes University - Jasper Center
Jasper, IN
Vincennes University - Jasper Center

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

Brown Mackie College-Fort Wayne (Closed in 2017)
LPN ADN
Brown Mackie College-Indianapolis (Closed in 2017)
LPN
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville (Closed in 2017)
LPN ADN
Brown Mackie College-South Bend (Closed in 2017)
LPN
Everest College - Merrillville (Closed in 2015)
LPN ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Fort Wayne (Closed in 2017)
LPN ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis (Closed in 2016)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Merrillville (Closed in 2016)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Newburgh (Closed in 2016)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-South Bend (Closed in 2016)
ADN
Kaplan College - Indianapolis (Closed in 2013)
LPN
MedTech College (Closed in 2016)
LPN ADN LPN to ADN
MedTech College-Ft Wayne Campus (Closed in 2016)
LPN ADN LPN to ADN
MedTech College-Greenwood Campus (Closed in 2016)
LPN ADN LPN to ADN
Saint Joseph's College (Closed in 2017)
BSN
Brightwood College-Indianapolis (Closed in 2018)
LPN

Indiana's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Indiana's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


Indiana Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 68,530 22.702 $29 $60,560
Nurse Anesthetists 520 0.171 $77 $160,400
Nurse Midwives 80 0.027 $51 $105,420
Nurse Practitioners 4,120 1.365 $48 $99,380
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 15,480 5.128 $21 $43,010
Nursing Assistants 31,520 10.443 $12 $25,400
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey