Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has six engineering schools within its city limits. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, the highest ranked school in the city with an engineering program, has a total student population of 30,383. It is the 419th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington). To learn more about engineering programs in Indianapolis, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of engineering professors at Indiana University such as Edward Barbari, Zena Ben-Miled, Oliver Bouthier, Stanley Chien, Kris Dines, and Kim Dongsoo.
Engineering students from Indianapolis schools who go on to become engineers, audio engineers, aerospace engineers, automotive engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,412,730 people working as architecture and engineering employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $73,590. Also, Aerospace engineers make on average $96,270 per year and there are about 70,570 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are ** employed aerospace engineers earning an average salary of $89,870. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $64,620/yr and there are 14,340 employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 16.469 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by architecture and engineering employees, and **/1000 are held by aerospace engineers.
Of the 6 engineering schools in Indianapolis, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis comes out as the most expensive ($23,445/yr) for engineering students, with Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana as the lowest, reported at only $11,072/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|