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2023 Best Nursing Master's Degree Schools in Indiana

16 Schools Ranked
$38,305 Avg Student Debt

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for nursing students. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Also there are many trade schools and bpptcamp that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Nursing Degree Search has created its Best Nursing Master's Degree Schools in Indiana ranking. Our analysis looked at 16 schools in Indiana to see which master's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for nursing students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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Top Nursing Master's Degree Schools in Indiana

Learn more about these excellent schools below:

#1

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
2,266 Total Awards
$9,992 Average Tuition & Fees
$33,460 Avg Student Debt

Our 2023 rankings named Purdue University - Main Campus the best school in Indiana for nursing students working on their master’s degree. Located in West Lafayette, Indiana, the large public school handed out 2,266 master’s degree awards in 2021-2022.

Master’s Degree recipients from Purdue accumulate an average of $33,460 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at Purdue. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 42% of graduates took at least one course online in 2020-2021.

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#2

Goshen College

Goshen, Indiana
22 Total Awards
$29,978 Average Tuition & Fees

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Goshen College is a great place for nursing students working on their master’s degree. Goshen is located in Goshen, Indiana and has a very small student population. In 2021-2022, this school awarded 22 master’s degrees to qualified students.

Goshen does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. During the 2020-2021 year, about 44% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#3

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana
2,220 Total Awards
$11,642 Average Tuition & Fees
$28,400 Avg Student Debt

Out of the 16 schools in Indiana that were part of this year’s ranking, Ball State University landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in Muncie, Indiana, the fairly large public school handed out 2,220 master’s degree awards in 2021-2022.

On average, master’s degree students take out $28,400 in loans while pursuing their degree.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at Ball State. During the 2020-2021 year, about 86% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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221 Total Awards
$40,367 Avg Student Debt

Out of the 16 schools in Indiana that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Saint Francis - Fort Wayne landed the # 4 spot on the list. University of Saint Francis - Fort Wayne is a small private not-for-profit school located in Fort Wayne, Indiana that handed out 221 master’s degrees in 2021-2022.

Master’s Degree recipients from University of St. Francis Fort Wayne accumulate an average of $40,367 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Online graduate courses are available at University of St. Francis Fort Wayne, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2020-2021 academic year, around 73% took at least some of their classes online.

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1,845 Total Awards
$10,538 Average Tuition & Fees
$40,211 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis. It ranked #5 on our 2023 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools in Indiana list. IUPUI is a large public school situated in Indianapolis, Indiana. It awarded 1,845 master’s degrees in 2021-2022.

On average, master’s degree students take out $40,211 in loans while pursuing their degree.

One thing to take note of is that IUPUI does offer online graduate classes in some areas. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2020-2021 academic year, around 39% took at least some of their classes online.

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#6

Purdue University Northwest

Hammond, Indiana
324 Total Awards
$6,407 Average Tuition & Fees
$37,055 Avg Student Debt

Purdue University Northwest ranked #6 on this year’s Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools in Indiana list. Hammond, Indiana is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out master’s degrees to 324 students in 2021-2022.

On average, master’s degree students take out $37,055 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Online graduate courses are available at Purdue Northwest, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2020-2021 academic year, around 46% took at least some of their classes online.

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#7

University of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
385 Total Awards
$41,476 Average Tuition & Fees
$41,322 Avg Student Debt

University of Indianapolis came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools in Indiana ranking. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 385 master’s degree awards in 2021-2022.

Master’s Degree recipients from UIndy accumulate an average of $41,322 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Online graduate courses are available at UIndy, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 46% of graduates took at least one course online in 2020-2021.

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#8

University of Southern Indiana

Evansville, Indiana
920 Total Awards
$10,607 Average Tuition & Fees
$26,472 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #8, University of Southern Indiana did quite well on this year’s best schools for nursing students working on their master’s degree. USI is a medium-sized public school situated in Evansville, Indiana. It awarded 920 master’s degrees in 2021-2022.

Master’s Degree recipients from USI accumulate an average of $26,472 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since USI does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. In 2020-2021 about 96% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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1,333 Total Awards
$10,098 Average Tuition & Fees
$40,042 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #9, Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global did quite well on this year’s best schools for nursing students working on their master’s degree. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Marion, Indiana, and it awarded 1,333 master’s degrees in 2021-2022.

On average, master’s degree students take out $40,042 in loans while pursuing their degree.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since IWU does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. In fact, around 91% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2020-2021.

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#10

Indiana University - South Bend

South Bend, Indiana
109 Total Awards
$8,413 Average Tuition & Fees
$33,725 Avg Student Debt

Indiana University - South Bend ranked #10 on this year’s Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools in Indiana list. Indiana University - South Bend is a public institution located in South Bend, Indiana. The school has a small population, and it awarded 109 master’s degrees in 2021-2022.

Master’s Degree recipients from Indiana University - South Bend accumulate an average of $33,725 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at Indiana University - South Bend. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2020-2021 academic year, around 52% took at least some of their classes online.

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#11

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, Indiana
452 Total Awards
$8,164 Average Tuition & Fees
$39,554 Avg Student Debt

Indiana State University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools in Indiana ranking. Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, the medium-sized public school handed out 452 master’s degree awards in 2021-2022.

By the time they get their master’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $39,554 in student loans.

Online graduate courses are available at Indiana State, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2020-2021 academic year, around 67% took at least some of their classes online.

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#12

Bethel University - Mishawaka

Mishawaka, Indiana
76 Total Awards
$8,930 Average Tuition & Fees
$27,177 Avg Student Debt

Bethel University - Mishawaka came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools in Indiana ranking. Mishawaka, Indiana is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out master’s degrees to 76 students in 2021-2022.

Master’s Degree recipients from Bethel University accumulate an average of $27,177 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at Bethel University. During the 2020-2021 year, about 86% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#13

Indiana University - East

Richmond, Indiana
49 Total Awards
$8,413 Average Tuition & Fees
$36,865 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #13, Indiana University - East did quite well on this year’s best schools for nursing students working on their master’s degree. Richmond, Indiana is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out master’s degrees to 49 students in 2021-2022.

By the time they get their master’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $36,865 in student loans.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at IU East. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 72% of graduates took at least one course online in 2020-2021.

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#14

Indiana University - Kokomo

Kokomo, Indiana
47 Total Awards
$8,413 Average Tuition & Fees
$33,230 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #14, Indiana University - Kokomo did quite well on this year’s best schools for nursing students working on their master’s degree. Indiana University - Kokomo is a small public school located in Kokomo, Indiana that handed out 47 master’s degrees in 2021-2022.

On average, master’s degree students take out $33,230 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at IU Kokomo. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2020-2021 academic year, around 48% took at least some of their classes online.

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72 Total Awards
$8,413 Average Tuition & Fees
$37,360 Avg Student Debt

Indiana University - Northwest did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for nursing students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #16 on the list. Gary, Indiana is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out master’s degrees to 72 students in 2021-2022.

On average, master’s degree students take out $37,360 in loans while pursuing their degree.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at IU Northwest. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2020-2021 academic year, around 43% took at least some of their classes online.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 16 schools only.

References

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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