At a Glance

Butler University is a private, nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing seven colleges offering associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree options. Approximately 4,400 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate and doctoral students are enrolled at Butler, representing 48 states and 31 countries.

School Type: Private, Coed
Year Founded: 1855
Religious Affiliation: None


Butler University, founded on ideals of equity and academic excellence, creates and fosters a collaborative, stimulating intellectual learning environment. We are inspired to boldly innovate and broadly educate, enriching communities and preparing all learners to lead meaningful lives.


Total Enrollment5,525
Undergraduate Enrollment4,427
Graduate Enrollment1,098
In-State Students46%
Out-of-State Students54%
Students of Color and International19%
First-Year Students Who Receive Gift Aid96%


Full-time Faculty371
Student/Faculty Ratio11:1

Student Experience

Average Class Size22
Undergraduates Engaged in Student-led Campus Activities95%
Students Who Study Abroad While at Butler40%
Students Who Complete at Least One Internship While at Butler75%


First-Year to Second-Year Student Retention88%
Career or Graduate School Placement Within Six Months of Graduation98%
Median Starting Salary$59,000