Trine University

Overview


Acceptance Rate
70%
Acceptance Rate by Gender
Percent of Applicants
SAT Score Range
940 - 1200
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
20 - 27
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Tuition & Fees
$31,540
Average Salary in 10 Years
$49,600

Note: 10 years after enrolling at Trine University

Trine University is located in Angola, Indiana. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 4,098 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat selective as the acceptance rate is 70.1%.

Popular majors include Engineering, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. 55% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $40,000.

Map


About


🗺 1 University Avenue
Angola, Indiana 46703
State Indiana
🌐www.trine.edu

Test Score Range


What test scores do you need to get into Trine University?
SAT Score Range
940 - 1200
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
20 - 27
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Median SAT Score
1070
Out of 1600
Median ACT Score
24
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown
SAT Total Score Ranges
SAT Critical Reading Score Ranges
SAT Math Score Ranges
ACT Score Breakdown
ACT Total Score Ranges
ACT English Score Ranges
ACT Math Score Ranges

SATs or the ACTs?


Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?
Students Submitting SATs
58%
Students Submitting ACTs
42%

More students take the SATs than the ACTs.

Admissions


Trine University has around 3,502 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 24% decide to enroll at Trine University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 3,502 applicants 60% are men and 40% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 67 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 150 men.

Trine University's acceptance rate is 70.1%. The acceptance rate for men is 71.2% and the acceptance rate for women is 68.5%.

Applicants


Who applies to Trine University?
Number of Applicants
3,502
Number of Applicants per Spot
6
per spot
Male Applicants
60%
Female Applicants
40%

Acceptance Rate


Getting into Trine University
Trine University Acceptance Rate
70.1%
Getting in
Selective
Male Acceptance Rate
71.2%
Female Acceptance Rate
68.5%

School Popularity


Do Students Want to Go to Trine University?
Trine University Admissions Yield
24%
of accepted students choose to go to Trine University
Male Admissions Yield
26%
Female Admissions Yield
21%

Application


Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate
55%
within 6 years
Men Graduation Rate
52%
Women Graduation Rate
62%
Undergrad Graduation Rate
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Cost


Can you afford to attend Trine University?
Average Cost After Financial Aid
$25,371
for one year

Source: Dept. of Education
Published Tuition & Fees
$31,540
Excludes housing

Source: Dept. of Education
Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$42,110
per year
In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$42,110
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?
Median Student Debt
$25,000

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
How much will you pay each month?
$266
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Trine University would expect to pay over 10 years.
Will you be able to pay off your debt?
63%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Trine University Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education
Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan
40%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Trine University you can visit www.trine.edu/financial-aid/index.aspx.

Trine University Tuition and Room & Board
Out-of-State Tuition
Total Cost: $42,110
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
In-State Tuition
Total Cost: $42,110
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Career & Salary


How much money will you make after graduating from Trine University?

Trine University students, on average, make $49,600 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 6% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Trine University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Trine University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
How much will your income increase each year?
5.5%
in early to mid-career

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Trine University.
Median Earnings of Students from Trine University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Trine University.
Male Students: Average Earnings from Trine University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Trine University.
Female Students: Average Earnings from Trine University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Trine University.
Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Trine University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Trine University.

Return on Education


What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Trine University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.2x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Trine University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Trine University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.0x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Trine University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Trine University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
Tuition vs. Earnings
Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.

Teaching


Student-Faculty Ratio
14
students per faculty
Average Professional Salary
$94,367
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low

Graduate School


Can you go to grad school at Trine University?
Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree

Students


Undergraduate Focus
95%
Undergrads
4,098
Total Students
4,296
undergrads and grad students
Part-Time Students
4%
Students over 25
1%
Student Median Household Income
$60,275
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017)

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau

Student Diversity


Who will be your classmates?
Women
45%
of undergraduates
Men
55%
of undergraduates
Are there more men or more women?
Slightly More Men

Trine University has slightly more male students than female students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 122 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 82 women.

International Students
3%
of undergraduates
Undergraduate Student Diversity at Trine University
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Student Age
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Where are Students from?
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
What do students at Trine University study?
Trine University Popular Majors
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Trine University are:

  1. Engineering
  2. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  3. Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
  4. Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields
  5. Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Approximately 87% of students choose to study one of these majors.

Student Satisfaction


Will you be happy at Trine University?
Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate
80%
Students Who Transfer Out of Trine University
36%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Trine University has a retention rate of 80% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

Transfers


Undergraduate Transfers
100
2% of undergraduates
Transfer In Rate
Low

Trine University has around 100 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 2% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Trine University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Politics in Indiana


Presidential Election Results of 2016
Republican

Politically, Indiana tends to be More Republican. In the 2016 Presidential election, 38% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 57% voted for the Republican party, and 5% voted for neither.

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