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The Hoosier Energy Region benefits from numerous award-winning public and private schools, as well as 130 higher education institutions.

K-12 Education

Indiana enjoys a strong K-12 educational system. In 2018, seven Indiana schools received the prestigious Blue Ribbon award, and a large number were listed as Four Star Schools during the 2016-2017 school year. Learn more by visiting the Indiana Department of Education website. For more information on the performance of schools in Illinois, visit the Illinois State Board of Education website.

Higher Education

  • Discover Indiana’s top colleges and universities (chosen based on academic reputation, curricular innovations, first-year retention rates, six-year graduation rates, selectivity, financial aid, and student engagement)
  • Discover Illinois’ top colleges and universities (chosen based on retention rates, four- and six-year graduation rates, value and financial aid, student engagement, and academic strengths)