Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has five language schools within its city limits. Butler University, the highest ranked school in the city with a language program, has a total student population of 4,505. It is the 172nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Language students from Indianapolis schools who go on to become interpreters, english teachers, language teachers, linguists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 40,000 people working as interpreters and translators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $45,700. Also, Foreign language and literature teachers make on average $63,300 per year and there are about 27,020 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 90 employed foreign language and literature teachers earning an average salary of $44,760. Interpreters and translators in this area earn $37,710/yr and there are 430 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 0.490 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by interpreters and translators, and 0.098/1000 are held by foreign language and literature teachers.
Of the 5 language schools in Indianapolis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Butler University comes out as the most expensive ($26,565/yr) for language students, with Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis as the lowest, reported at only $12,394/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|