Best Community Colleges in Indiana by Salary Potential

You deserve to earn more money. Learn more about Indiana’s best two-year colleges for associate degrees by earning potential.

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Rank 
School Name 
School Type
Degree Type 
School Sector
Early Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 0-5 years experience
Mid-Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 10+ years experience
% High Meaning
 
% alumni who say their work makes the world a better place
% STEM Degrees
 
% degrees awarded in science, technology, engineering or math subjects
1AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$50,300$70,200N/A5%

1University of Indianapolis
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$50,300
Mid-Career Pay$70,200
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees5%
2AssociatesPublic$48,600$69,200N/A4%

2Indiana University-Kokomo
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$48,600
Mid-Career Pay$69,200
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees4%
3AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$48,100$68,600N/A3%

3Bethel College-Indiana
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$48,100
Mid-Career Pay$68,600
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees3%
4AssociatesPublic$43,600$67,70055%38%

4Purdue University-Main Campus
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$43,600
Mid-Career Pay$67,700
% High Meaning55%
% STEM Degrees38%
4AssociatesPublic$43,900$67,70060%15%

4Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$43,900
Mid-Career Pay$67,700
% High Meaning60%
% STEM Degrees15%
6AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$46,300$66,200N/A3%

6Marian University (Indiana)
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$46,300
Mid-Career Pay$66,200
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees3%
7AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$46,400$65,500N/A5%

7University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$46,400
Mid-Career Pay$65,500
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees5%
8AssociatesPublic$47,200$64,90073%8%

8Indiana University-Northwest
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$47,200
Mid-Career Pay$64,900
% High Meaning73%
% STEM Degrees8%
8AssociatesPublic$43,900$64,90048%15%

8Indiana University-Bloomington
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$43,900
Mid-Career Pay$64,900
% High Meaning48%
% STEM Degrees15%
10AssociatesPublic$40,100$63,20056%17%

10Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$40,100
Mid-Career Pay$63,200
% High Meaning56%
% STEM Degrees17%
11AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$41,100$63,100N/A17%

11University of Evansville
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$41,100
Mid-Career Pay$63,100
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees17%
12AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$41,500$60,900N/A0%

12Ancilla College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$41,500
Mid-Career Pay$60,900
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
13AssociatesPublic$43,200$60,30081%9%

13University of Southern Indiana
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$43,200
Mid-Career Pay$60,300
% High Meaning81%
% STEM Degrees9%
14AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$41,100$58,70054%7%

14Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$41,100
Mid-Career Pay$58,700
% High Meaning54%
% STEM Degrees7%
14AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$41,500$58,700N/A10%

14Manchester University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$41,500
Mid-Career Pay$58,700
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees10%
16AssociatesPublic$40,000$58,40054%2%

16Vincennes University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$40,000
Mid-Career Pay$58,400
% High Meaning54%
% STEM Degrees2%
17AssociatesPublic$38,700$57,900N/A8%

17Indiana University-South Bend
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$38,700
Mid-Career Pay$57,900
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees8%
18AssociatesPublic$39,300$57,00060%4%

18Ivy Tech Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$39,300
Mid-Career Pay$57,000
% High Meaning60%
% STEM Degrees4%
19AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$38,000$54,600N/A2%

19Oakland City University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$38,000
Mid-Career Pay$54,600
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees2%
20AssociatesPublic$40,100$54,50064%7%

20Ball State University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$40,100
Mid-Career Pay$54,500
% High Meaning64%
% STEM Degrees7%
21AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$35,300$53,700N/A0%

21Mid-America College of Funeral Service
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$35,300
Mid-Career Pay$53,700
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
22AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$38,600$53,50058%11%

22Indiana Institute of Technology
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$38,600
Mid-Career Pay$53,500
% High Meaning58%
% STEM Degrees11%
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Indiana has a robust community college system. The Hoosier state has 16 2-year colleges, and PayScale’s College Salary Report can help you identify community colleges with the highest-paid graduates. This list provides information about the best 2-year Hoosier State colleges by earning potential.

Purdue University is a well-ranked four-year college, but they also grant associate degrees as well. Alumni who earn associate degrees from Purdue University are among the highest-paid 2-year college graduates in Indiana. About half of associate degrees granted at Purdue are STEM degrees.

Indiana’s main industries for employment are Agriculture, Manufacturing, Mining and Steel-making, but two of the top employers are in education and healthcare: Indiana University Medical Center and Purdue University.


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