Psychology Schools in Indiana

The following guide to psychology schools in Indiana includes essential information on the undergraduate and graduate programs available in the state.

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Indiana Psychology School Facts

Nationally Ranked Top Psychology Programs in Indiana

Our curated list of third-party and proprietary rankings can be useful in measuring the overall value and reputation of a program. Lists include College Factual, Psychology Degree 411, The Princeton Review, and Times Higher Education. Note if one of these lists is not present below, no schools in the state were named on it. Generally, schools and programs ranked on multiple lists tend to be stronger in academic quality.

Schools Ranked on Multiple Lists

  • Ball State University
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Indiana University-East
  • Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global
  • Oakland City University
  • Purdue University-Main Campus
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Southern Indiana

College Factual’s Best Psychology Schools 2024

  • University of Notre Dame (#2)
  • DePauw University (#174)
  • Ball State University (#177)2

Psychology Degree 411’s Top Schools With Online Psychology Programs

  • Indiana University-Bloomington (#2)
  • Indiana University-East (#40)3

The Princeton Review’s Great Schools for Psychology Majors 2024

  • Earlham College
  • Hanover College4

Times Higher Education’s Best Universities for Psychology 2023

  • Indiana University (#59)
  • University of Notre Dame (#101-125)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus (#101-125)5

Lowest-Priced Schools With a Bachelor’s in Psychology

The following Indiana schools with bachelor’s degrees in psychology have the lowest average net prices. Please note that we grouped regional campuses together and included a range for the net price of these schools. We have included each school’s graduation rate, a key quality metric.

  • Indiana University Regional Campuses ($6,553-$16,234 / Grad rate: 35%-81%)
  • Purdue University Regional Campuses ($6,785-$11,951 / Grad rate: 20%-44%)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus ($12,576 / Grad rate: 83%)
  • Ball State University ($12,615 / Grad rate: 64%)
  • Indiana State University ($12,688 / Grad rate: 44%)
  • Calumet College of Saint Joseph ($13,634 / Grad rate: 25%)
  • University of Southern Indiana ($14,443 / Grad rate: 51%)
  • Martin University ($15,271 / Grad rate: 29%)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global ($15,936 / Grad rate: 40%)
  • Oakland City University ($17,103 / Grad rate: 53%)1

Top 25 Bachelor’s in Psychology Programs in Indiana

This table compares the top 25 bachelor’s in psychology programs from not-for-profit schools in Indiana based on a graduation rate above 50% and an annual net price under $28,000. A high graduation rate is a top indicator of student success, and affordability is a key consideration for prospective undergrad students. Programs in bold text offer hybrid or online options.

SchoolGrad Rate*1Accept Rate1Median Debt*6Median Earnings*6Full Price In State1Full Price Out of State1Net Price*1
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis56%83%$20,000$50,477$21,396$43,834$11,462
Purdue University-Main Campus83%53%$19,500$68,414$20,022$38,824$12,576
Ball State University64%69%$23,250$49,177$21,344$38,828$12,615
University of Southern Indiana51%94%$20,105$44,224$20,268$32,313$14,443
Indiana University-Bloomington81%82%$19,509$61,279$23,675$51,348$16,234
Oakland City University53%56%$16,758$40,917$36,800$36,800$17,103
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College52%78%$19,512$38,510$44,050$44,050$17,358
University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne56%98%$25,976$48,788$45,270$45,270$18,162
Grace College and Theological Seminary66%85%$19,500$45,507$39,324$39,324$18,317
Bethel University57%99%$25,000$48,166$42,090$42,090$18,746
Goshen College64%94%$22,974$48,025$47,760$47,760$19,267
University of Evansville65%76%$24,606$51,987$55,176$55,176$19,301
Huntington University71%78%$25,576$40,979$38,330$38,330$20,066
Franklin College63%93%$27,000$52,038$47,441$47,441$20,791
Anderson University59%52%$27,000$45,222$45,500$45,500$21,459
Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion67%87%$24,250$55,759$39,734$39,734$21,755
University of Indianapolis60%76%$26,864$50,418$46,800$46,800$22,283
Marian University64%94%$27,000$56,132$49,600$49,600$22,554
Valparaiso University70%94%$26,942$60,754$57,976$57,976$22,755
Wabash College75%61%$27,000$62,697$59,975$59,975$22,976
Trine University65%92%$25,000$54,719$46,810$46,810$24,276
Earlham College75%73%$23,488$45,931$62,506$62,506$25,746
Hanover College69%74%$25,250$51,346$54,707$54,707$26,599
Taylor University78%75%$20,500$47,467$48,534$48,534$27,366
Saint Mary’s College75%84%$27,000$59,312$63,510$63,510$27,960

*See Table Notes at bottom of page.

Comparison of All Graduate Psychology Programs in Indiana

This table compares all of Indiana’s graduate-level psychology programs from not-for-profit schools on multiple factors.

We’ve included accreditation status by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC), and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). We also highlight the levels offered, 2020-2022 pass rates for the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP), and tuition information. Note EPPP scores are reported by degree type (clinical, counseling, or school psychology) and level (PhD or PsyD), so some schools may be listed more than once to include all pass rates. Schools in bold text offer hybrid or online options. Tuition per credit hour is more relevant for master’s and PsyD programs due to the fact that PhD students typically receive more program-awarded funding.

SchoolAccreditation7-10Levels OfferedEPPP Pass Rate 2020-2211EPPP # Taking 2020-2211Grad Tuition Per Credit Hour
Ball State UniversityAPA, NASPMA, MS, PhD$902
Calumet College of Saint JosephMA$685
Indiana State University (Clinical PsyD)NASPMA, MS, EdS, PsyD94%17$450
Indiana State University (School PhD)NASPMA, MS, EdS, PsyDN.Av.N.Av.$450
Indiana Institute of TechnologyMS$535
Indiana University-Bloomington (Clinical PhD)APA, NASPPhD100%8$1,196
Indiana University-Bloomington (Counseling PhD)APA, NASPPhD82%17$1,196
Indiana University-Bloomington (School PhD)APA, NASPPhD63%16$1,196
Indiana University-Purdue University-IndianapolisAPAMS, PhD100%11$390
Indiana Wesleyan University-National & GlobalMA$1,731
Martin UniversityMS$1,346
Purdue University GlobalMS$420
Purdue University-Main Campus (Clinical PhD)APAPhD100%7$348
Purdue University-Main Campus (Counseling PhD)APAPhD92%12$348
University of IndianapolisAPAMS, PsyD89%63$670
University of Notre DameAPAPhD100%10$1,225

Indiana Schools With Psychology Programs

Note: Student Reviews are based on the experiences of a few individuals and not everyone has the same results. Please review the “Data, Student Reviews, and Other Information” section in our Terms of Use and Disclaimers.

Ball State University
2000 West University Ave
Muncie, IN 47306
(765) 289-1241

Student Review: “I think Ball State University has one of the best psychology departments in the state of Indiana. Although the classes are very challenging and you have to put in hours of studying, the professors are always there to offer help. All of the professors offer extended office hours which come in hand, especially during finals week. One of my favorite things about their psychology program was the size. The program is the perfect mixture between just large enough and everyone knows everyone. I never got bored because there is always something to do on campus and most of the time it involved a club related to the psychology department. I highly recommend Ball State and its psychology department.” – Student at Ball State University

Earlham College
801 National Rd W
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 983-1734

Student Review: “Overall it was very enjoyable. Classes were small and there were a lot of high-level discussions. Professors were usually available during office hours to help me out with any big projects. There is very little cheating at this school, but the trust of students is very high, as there is a strong ethical code at this school. Students at this school are very friendly and open to talking, but you will find a majority of hipsters with fixie bikes. Dress at this school is always casual – a lot of people don’t even wear shoes to class in the summertime. The campus is very low pressure, and it’s normal to be about 5 minutes late to everything on campus, they call it “Earlham Time”. I learned quite a bit at this school. I enjoyed the rigorous classes and approachable professors, but perhaps the atmosphere was a little too casual for my taste.” -Student at Earlham College

Ivy Tech Community College
4301 South Cowan Rd
Muncie, IN 47302
(888) 489-5463

Student Review: “The Ivy Tech Community College psychology program was a decent experience. The actual course curriculum was demanding at times, but I noticed it primarily depended on what teacher you were assigned. I felt that I learned a vast amount of information which I could use to apply to my degree. Help was always available if needed, and tutoring was free. At least twice in the semester guest speakers would come to discuss their career field and work ethics with students, which I thought was excellent for helping me choose my psychology career. The only aspect of the program that I believe could use some correction would be the style of lecture many teachers are using. Instead of simply relying on PowerPoint presentations I believe it would be much more beneficial if teachers began giving handouts and going over the curriculum more aesthetically.” – Student at Ivy Tech Community College

Student Review: “My psychology preparation program was enjoyable, but I disliked how dull the lectures tended to be. I noticed, for the most part, the teacher just read PowerPoint presentations during each class. While this may be useful to some students, I personally believe it left more to be expected in the class. I got the feeling the teacher didn’t understand the material fully themselves, which is why they primarily chose to rely on PowerPoints. I did enjoy the occasionally textbook references, and there were case study clips which were watched, but they weren’t incorporated as much as I would have liked. Overall, I think the class was very enjoyable and less difficult than my other courses.” – Student at Ivy Tech Community College

Purdue University
610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(765) 494-4600

Student Review: “I was slightly disappointed by the psychology program here at Purdue. I started by taking a basic psychology class, which was more or less the same class I took in high school. I did enjoy the fact that we had to participate in psychology studies in this class. After finishing this class, I attempted to enroll in many other interesting upper-level classes. However, there are not a lot of classes offered, and they get filled up very quickly. When I did finally get into these classes, they were exciting and challenging. I still feel that had I studied psychology at a smaller university, I would have had a better experience.” – Student at Purdue University

Student Review: “As a graduate of the psychology program at Purdue University I felt prepared to enter and excel in any number of fields. I felt that the education I received provided me with a basis to understand people better which, in turn, allows me to adapt better to any situation I find myself in. After obtaining my degree, I went on to law school and became a licensed attorney. From there I entered the field of mediation, which then led me to a career Human Resources, which I believe is the absolute best fit for my personality. I would not be able to be successful in any of these endeavors without the top-notch education in psychology I received from one of the world’s most prestigious institutions. Hail Purdue!” – Student at Purdue University

Student Review: “The program was average. There were some really great professors and some that were horrible. All-in-all, it was just challenging enough. The books were priced reasonably and the staff was very helpful but the program’s office was in a bad location. It seemed like they were just shoved into a corner because nobody really cared about them. Despite all that, the classes were generally fun and I learned a lot. It was a great experience.” – Student at Purdue University

Student Review: “While Purdue is most well know for its engineering, people don’t realize that the department of psychological sciences at Purdue is consistently among the top 50 psychology departments in the U.S. I didn’t start out studying psychology, but after taking one introductory class to psychology at Purdue I fell in love with their program. Nearly every professor and TA I had were wonderful. They were very easy to talk to and happy to help me answer any questions after class or during their office hours. The classes were relatively small, which allowed the class to engage in discussions rather than having the professor lecture us for the hour. Once I took all of the basic freshman level classes, I felt like most of the material I learned I could directly apply to any job I would have in my field. This made learning the material a lot easier and even more interesting. Lastly, the professors were extremely helpful for finding a job. Many of them were more than happy to write me a recommendation, and so many of them had great connections that they shared with me. Overall, I was extremely impressed with Purdue’s psychology program during my years there.” – Student at Purdue University

Student Review: “Purdue University’s psychology program proved to be fulfilling. Not only was I able to take a variety of psychology courses that aligned with my interests, I was able to utilize Purdue University’s research opportunities. Even as an undergraduate student, I could focus my interests on research that examined abusive relationships through psychological methods. I was able to write a thesis, which I hope to expand upon in graduate school. Eventually, I’d like to become a marriage counselor, and my undergraduate psychology experience at Purdue has greatly prepared me for that career. The one disadvantage to studying psychology at Purdue University related to how few psychology students there were. Compared to a liberal arts school, Purdue University has significantly less liberal arts students compared to its other colleges. However, I feel like the courses I took challenged me in the right ways, and I feel confident in my education.” – Student at Purdue University

*Table Notes:
-N.Av. indicates data is not available.
-Metrics are institution-wide unless otherwise noted.
-Graduation rate is completion percentage within six years of start.
-Median (average) debt is cumulative federal loan debt for undergraduate completers in 2020-2021.
-Median earnings are from the 2020-2021 cohort 10 years post school entry.
-Net price is the average yearly price paid by full-time, first-year undergraduate students receiving financial aid. See NCES for more in-depth information.

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2. College Factual, Best Colleges Offering Degrees in Psychology (Nationwide): https://www.collegefactual.com/majors/psychology/rankings/top-ranked/#
3. Psychology Degree 411 Top Schools With Online Psychology Programs: https://www.psychologydegree411.com/degrees/online/
4. The Princeton Review. The Best 388 Colleges, 2023 Edition. The Princeton Review, 2022.
5. Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 – Psychology: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2023/subject-ranking/psychology
6. Department of Education College Scorecard: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/data/
7. American Psychological Association Accredited Programs: https://accreditation.apa.org/accredited-programs
8. Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs, Directory: https://www.cacrep.org/directory/
9. Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council Accredited Programs: https://mpcacaccreditation.org/accredited-programs/
10. National Association for School Psychologists, Approved Programs: https://apps.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/graduate-program-approval-and-accreditation/approved-accredited.aspx
11. The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, 2023 Psychology Licensing Exam Scores by Doctoral Program: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.asppb.net/resource/resmgr/eppp_/doctoralreportoct2023.pdf