Best Christian Colleges in Indiana 2022

Best Christian Colleges in Indiana 2022

For prospective college students looking for schools that align with their Christian faith and demonstrate academic excellence, here are the best Christian colleges and universities in Indiana.

Colleges and Universities in Indiana

Prospective students searching for both brick-and-mortar and online colleges in Indiana have many excellent options, including notable institutions like University of Notre Dame, Purdue University, and Butler University. Each boasts a high graduate rate, a wide variety of traditional and online degree programs, and numerous excellent undergraduate and graduate programs. The tuition and student population vary widely between these schools.

Indiana University Bloomington is the largest public university in Indiana. The state university is also noted for its high graduation rate, its large student population of roughly 40,000 students, and an in-state tuition rate just above the national average at $11,000.

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Additionally, students hoping to attend a school with a religious affiliation have nearly 30 options to choose from. Both traditional and online students at these schools can study areas like engineering, business, philosophy, religious studies, and law.

The state of Indiana offers loan forgiveness-based financial aid programs for health care workers who work in areas with labor shortages as well as for lawyers providing public legal aid. Additionally, graduates of Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law pursuing public interest law can apply for a special grant program that will help cover the cost of preparing and sitting for the bar exam.

With town names like Popcorn and Santa Claus, Indiana clearly has a quirky personality. Along with these unique towns, Indiana also hosts the famous Indianapolis 500 auto race; boasts a thriving art scene; and has been home to iconic celebrities, including Larry Bird, James Dean, and David Letterman.

Students wanting to experience all Indiana has to offer while studying have the option of attending one of Indiana’s more than 50 higher education institutes. Most offer both traditional and online degrees, as well as a full array of undergraduate programs and advanced degrees.

Explore Indiana’s more than 50 colleges and universities to find a program and future career path that’s right for you.


What are Indiana’s Colleges & Universities?

Indiana’s Best Overall

The following list of the best Christian schools consists entirely of colleges and universities that offer four-year undergraduate degrees. We’ve identified 21 Christian colleges in Indiana. In order to be included in this ranking list of best Christian colleges and universities, a school must self-identify as Christian, be fully accredited, and offer a broad range of bachelor degree programs.

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Best Christian Colleges in Indiana 2022

  1. Tuition + fees

    $29K

    Acceptance

    91%

    Graduation

    72%

    Student body

    3K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1125/23

    Indiana Wesleyan University’s Online Degrees

    BS Nursing - Post Licensure (RN-to-BSN)
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Psychology of Human Relations
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Social Work
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA Christian Ministry Leadership
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA Human Service
    Degree Concentrations
    • Leadership Human Services
    • Life Coaching Specialist
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Accounting
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Aviation Management
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Business Administration
    Degree Concentrations
    • Human Resource Management
    • Personal Financial Planning
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Business Information Systems
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Global Security and Strategy Management
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Management
    Degree Concentrations
    • Human Resources
    • uLEAP
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  2. Tuition + fees

    $33K

    Acceptance

    67%

    Graduation

    64%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1080/22

  3. #12

    Marian University

    Indianapolis , IN

    Tuition + fees

    $37K

    Acceptance

    64%

    Graduation

    60%

    Student body

    3K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1075/21

    What is Marian University known for?

    Marian University ’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

    Marian University ’s Online Degrees

    BS Business Administration
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Health and Human Services
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Nursing Program (RN-to-BSN)
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  4. #13

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

    Saint Mary of the Woods , IN

    Tuition + fees

    $31K

    Acceptance

    71%

    Graduation

    53%

    Student body

    <1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1025/20

  5. #14

    Franklin College

    Franklin , IN

    Tuition + fees

    $35K

    Acceptance

    76%

    Graduation

    63%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1075/21

  6. #15

    Huntington University

    Huntington , IN

    Tuition + fees

    $28K

    Acceptance

    78%

    Graduation

    65%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1057/21

    What is Huntington University known for?

    Huntington University ’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

  7. #17

    Holy Cross College

    Notre Dame , IN

    Tuition + fees

    $34K

    Acceptance

    77%

    Graduation

    55%

    Student body

    <1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1220/29

    What is Holy Cross College known for?

    Holy Cross College ’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

  8. #18

    Grace College & Seminary

    Winona Lake , IN

    Tuition + fees

    $28K

    Acceptance

    75%

    Graduation

    68%

    Student body

    2K

    What is Grace College & Seminary known for?

    Grace College & Seminary’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

  9. #19

    Oakland City University

    Oakland City , IN

    Tuition + fees

    $26K

    Acceptance

    63%

    Graduation

    57%

    Student body

    <1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1025/18

    What is Oakland City University known for?

    Oakland City University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

  10. Tuition + fees

    $33K

    Acceptance

    99%

    Graduation

    51%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1059/21

    What is University of Saint Francis known for?

    University of Saint Francis ’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

  11. Tuition + fees

    $20K

    Graduation

    28%

    Student body

    <1K

    What is Calumet College of St. Joseph known for?

    Calumet College of St. Joseph’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

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Indiana’s Best Christian Colleges in Your Area of Interest

2021 Ranking Archive

Many of our 2022 undergraduate focused rankings look considerably different than 2021. That’s because we took a fundamentally different apporach. For 2021 we utiulized our Concentrated Influence algorithm, designed to take away the size advantage larger schools have when we rank their faculty and alumni’s academic influence. Concentrated influence highlights smaller schools that are proportionally as successful as larger universities at cultivating influential alumni and faculty.

  1. University of Notre Dame
  2. Earlham College
  3. Hanover College
  4. Goshen College
  5. Valparaiso University
  6. University of Evansville
  7. Indiana Wesleyan University
  8. Saint Mary's College
  9. Taylor University
  10. Manchester University
  11. University of Indianapolis
  12. Franklin College
  13. Grace College & Seminary
  14. Huntington University
  15. Marian University
  16. University of Saint Francis
  17. Anderson College, Indiana