What You Should Know About Graduating From College in Indiana
When deciding where to pursue your bachelor’s degree, consider whether your chosen state has career opportunities in your field of study. Choosing a state that offers jobs relevant to your major may make it easier to find a job after graduating. In Indiana, the top five industries include goods-producing services; trade, transportation, and utilities; manufacturing; education and health services; and government.
Indiana has a strong economy with nearly 600 growing occupations. Between 2016 and 2026, the top five occupations in Indiana that require a bachelor’s degree and are projected to experience the most growth include software developers, therapists, operations research analysts, market research analysts and marketing specialists, and cartographers and photogrammetrists.
Indiana is home to numerous large employers, including Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus, Eli Lilly & Company, Roche Diagnostics Corporation, Rolls-Royce Corporation, and Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Incorporated. A full list of the state’s top 50 employers in Indiana can be found here.
Most Indiana students receive financial aid to help cover the cost of higher education. We’ve put together a list of federal and state resources that can connect you with grants, scholarships, and loans.
- Indiana Commission for Higher Education. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education makes college affordable for Hoosiers by providing need-based and non-need-based scholarships and grants. It also offers information on preparing and applying for college, submitting high school transcripts for free, and transferring from one college to another.
- Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The U.S. Department of Education uses a student’s FAFSA application to determine their eligibility for need-based financial aid. To find out if you’re eligible to submit a FAFSA application, visit the FAFSA4caster.
- CareerOneStop. CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and provides a comprehensive list of scholarships and grants available in Indiana. You can filter results based on your state and the level of education you’re pursuing and see helpful information regarding application deadlines and qualifications.