Nursing Schools in Indiana

The state of Indiana is home to 49 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 26 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best value schools in Indiana. Nursingexplorer.com's ranking system is data-driven. We only use quantifiable data (such as NCLEX pass rate and average net price) to calculate the ranks. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

Best Value RN Programs in Indiana

Best Value LPN Programs in Indiana

Complete List of Nursing Schools in Indiana

Listed below are all the nursing schools located in Indiana. Use the sort feature to view which schools have the best RN and LPN programs, which ones are the cheapest or to compare campus sizes. Click on each school's name for more detail info.


University of Southern Indiana

University of Southern Indiana

Evansville, IN
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,130
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate98.1%
RN Programs best-value score83.8

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • DNP
  • BSN
  • ADN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
Ivy Tech Community College - Wabash Valley

Ivy Tech Community College - Wabash Valley

Terre Haute, IN
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Purdue University-Main Campus

Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,117
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate95.2%
RN Programs best-value score86.0

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
Anderson University

Anderson University

Anderson, IN
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$24,005
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.8%
RN Programs best-value score54.8

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Bethel College-Indiana

Bethel College-Indiana

Mishawaka, IN
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,327
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.7%
RN Programs best-value score67.0

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • BSN
  • ADN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne

Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,924
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.4%
RN Programs best-value score89.0

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
Marian University

Marian University

Indianapolis, IN
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,902
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.4%
RN Programs best-value score62.8

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
Ivy Tech Community College - Bloominton

Ivy Tech Community College - Bloominton

Bloomington, IN
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Indiana University-Northwest

Indiana University-Northwest

Gary, IN
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,736
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.1%
RN Programs best-value score100.0

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
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,099
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.7%
RN Programs best-value score56.2

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
Indiana University-Kokomo

Indiana University-Kokomo

Kokomo, IN
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,935
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.6%
RN Programs best-value score96.8

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
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Administration
  • MSN
Ivy Tech Community College - Southwest

Ivy Tech Community College - Southwest

Evansville, IN
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Harrison College-Indianapolis

Harrison College-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,213
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.8%
RN Programs best-value score60.4

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
University of Evansville

University of Evansville

Evansville, IN
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,046
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.5%
RN Programs best-value score60.7

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Goshen College

Goshen College

Goshen, IN
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,446
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.3%
RN Programs best-value score65.1

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Ivy Tech Community College - Lafayette

Ivy Tech Community College - Lafayette

Lafayette, IN
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Ball State University

Ball State University

Muncie, IN
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,535
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.4%
RN Programs best-value score81.1

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
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,744
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.4%
RN Programs best-value score91.7

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
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
Purdue University-North Central Campus

Purdue University-North Central Campus

Westville, IN
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to ADN
Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion

Marion, IN
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,008
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.6%
RN Programs best-value score62.8

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
Ivy Tech Community College - Northeast

Ivy Tech Community College - Northeast

Fort Wayne, IN
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Indiana University-South Bend

Indiana University-South Bend

South Bend, IN
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,331
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.3%
RN Programs best-value score95.5

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
Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest

Hammond, IN
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,725
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.1%
RN Programs best-value score91.5

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
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
University of Indianapolis

University of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,510
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.4%
RN Programs best-value score57.5

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
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Ivy Tech Community College - Northcentral

Ivy Tech Community College - Northcentral

South Bend, IN
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne

University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,204
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.8%
RN Programs best-value score66.4

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • BSN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • RN to MSN
Ivy Tech Community College - South Central

Ivy Tech Community College - South Central

Sellersburg, IN
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Indiana State University

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,443
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate83.7%
RN Programs best-value score86.0

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • DNP
  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Ivy Tech Community College - East Central

Ivy Tech Community College - East Central

Muncie, IN
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Vincennes University - Jasper Center

Vincennes University - Jasper Center

Jasper, IN
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Huntington University

Huntington University

Huntington, IN
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,219
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate81.4%
RN Programs best-value score61.9

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond

Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond

Richmond, IN
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo

Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo

Kokomo, IN
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Ancilla College

Ancilla College

Donaldson, IN
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$16,227
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate79.3%
RN Programs best-value score70.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Ivy Tech Community College - Northwest

Ivy Tech Community College - Northwest

Gary, IN
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Ivy Tech Community College - Southeast

Ivy Tech Community College - Southeast

Madison, IN
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Vincennes University

Vincennes University

Vincennes, IN
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,089
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate74.3%
RN Programs best-value score88.8
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate94.4%
LPN/LVN best-value score54.6

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
Indiana University-East

Indiana University-East

Richmond, IN
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,971
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate73.9%
RN Programs best-value score95.8

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Fortis College-Indianapolis

Fortis College-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,081
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate65.8%
RN Programs best-value score45.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
Ivy Tech Community College - Columbus

Ivy Tech Community College - Columbus

Columbus, IN
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,423
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate99.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score100.0

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
Indiana University-Southeast

Indiana University-Southeast

New Albany, IN
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,210

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
J Everett Light Career Center

J Everett Light Career Center

Indianapolis, IN
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

Tucker Career and Technology

Tucker Career and Technology

Marion, IN
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing

Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing

Lafayette, IN
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$31,417

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • Diploma
Saint Mary's College

Saint Mary's College

Notre Dame, IN
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$26,664

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

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

Programs offered

  • BSN
Ivy Tech Community College - Central Office

Ivy Tech Community College - Central Office

Indianapolis, IN
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Harrison College - Fort Wayne

Harrison College - Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • 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