Facts & Statistics

B.S. program information as of 2021

3.2average GPA at graduation, Fall 2016–Summer 2021

89%of May 2021 graduates earned a dual degree and/or minor (usually chemistry or biology)

81%of May 2021 graduates earned a dual degree

>97%of Fall 2021 students are full-time

17%of Fall 2021 students are from out of state

80%of Fall 2021 students are female

>44%of students have an average grade of A– or better

M.S. program information as of 2023

3.7average GPA at graduation, Fall 2019–Summer 2023

8average class size, Fall 2019–Summer 2023

100%of graduates employed in a forensic lab or attending graduate or professional school 2019–23

B.S. student internships and employment


  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Defense Forensic Science Center (DFRC)
  • Indiana State Police (ISP)
  • Indiana State Police Laboratory Division
  • Indianapolis–Marion County Forensic Services Agency (IMCFSA)
  • Marion County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Marion County Coroner’s Office
  • Evansville Police Department
  • Evansville Police Crime Scene Unit
  • Dubois County Sheriff’s Office
  • Lake County Sheriff’s Department
  • Maryland State Police Crime Laboratory
  • Washington State Patrol
  • Forensic Anthropology Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (“The Body Farm”)
  • Metropolitan Police Department (Washington, D.C.)
  • Santa Clara County Department of Criminalistics


This is a sampling of some of the places our undergraduates are employed:

  • Advanced Testing Labs (Indiana)
  • Axis Forensic Toxicology (Indiana)
  • Bode Cellmark Forensics (Virginia)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA, Maryland)
  • Dupage County Forensic Science Center (Illinois)
  • Eli Lilly and Company (Indiana)
  • FBI (Washington, D.C.)
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement (Florida)
  • Fort Wayne Police Department (Indiana)
  • Miami Vally Regional Crime Laboratory (Ohio)
  • PepsiCo
  • Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office (California)
  • Texas Department of Public Safety (Texas)
  • United States Drug Testing Laboratory (Illinois)

M.S. student employment

  • Indiana State Police Laboratory (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Indiana State Department of Toxicology (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Texas Department of Public Safety (Austin, Texas)
  • Colorado Bureau of Investigation (Denver, Colorado)
  • Colorado Toxicology Lab (Denver, Colorado)
  • Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Washington State Patrol Forensic Science Laboratory (Seattle, Washington)
  • Sun King Brewery (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Defense Forensic Science Center (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Marion County Forensic Services Agency (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Bexar County Criminal Investigation Laboratory (San Antonio, Texas)
  • AXIS Forensic Toxicology (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Rhode Island Department of Health (Providence, Rhode Island)

Student retention rates (1 year) for freshman students

Number of incoming FIS students49505182
Percent retained after one year80%80%76%77%