A diverse array of outstanding educational options, facilities and workforce training providers offer excellent lifelong learning opportunities in Jasper County.
Saint Joseph’s College
Jasper County’s higher education needs are served by several leading institutions. Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana was founded in 1889 and had been serving over 900 students until the decision was made to suspend campus operations at the end of the Spring 2017 semester. This private, Catholic liberal arts institution had offered 75 major, minor and pre-professional areas of study on a beautiful 180-acre park-like campus. They are in the process of reengineering for the future although their long-term viability remains uncertain.
Nearby Higher Education Institutions
Purdue University was founded in 1869 and currently has 40,451 students with over 200 undergraduate majors and 70 master’s and doctoral programs. Located in West Lafayette, IN with Purdue University Northwest campuses in Hammond and Westville, IN.
Indiana University Northwest was founded in 1963 and currently serves nearly 6,000 students with over 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Located in Gary, IN.
Valparaiso University was founded in 1859, has 4,544 students and offers over 70 undergraduate and 40 graduate degrees in a traditional liberal arts atmosphere. Located in Valparaiso, IN.
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest institution of higher learning serving over 170,000 students statewide with nearby campuses located in Gary, Lafayette and Valparaiso, IN.
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Kankakee Valley School Corporation (KVSC) supplies K-12 education in north Jasper County with 2 Elementary, 1 Intermediate and 1 Middle School, and Kankakee Valley High School.
Rensselaer Central Schools Corporation (RCSC) offers K-12 education in central Jasper County and operates 2 Elementary and 1 Middle School, and Rensselaer Central High School.
Tri-County School Corporation (TCSC) provides K-12 education in southern Jasper County through 1 Primary and 1 Intermediate School, and Tri-County Middle-Senior High School.
West Central School Corporation serves K-12 students from Gillam Township through schools located in Pulaski County.
DeMotte Christian Schools serves approximately 400 K-12 students with 2 facilities including Covenant Christian High School.
St. Augustine Catholic School offers pre-school – 5th grade education in Rensselaer.
|Public Schools Data||KVSC||RCSC||TCSC|
|Graduates Pursuing College||78.7%||80.2%||84.3%|
|SAT Average Score||964.4||916.1||996.8|
|Expenditure Per Pupil||$9,886||$10,942||$15,708|
The following table provides educational attainment data for Jasper County:
|Population 25 Years and Over||22,029||%|
|Less Than 9th Grade||635||2.9|
|9th to 12th Grade, No Diploma||2,025||9.2|
|High School Graduate||9,424||42.8|
|Some College, No Degree||4,920||22.3|
|Graduate or Professional Degree||1,241||5.6|
|High School Graduate or Higher||19,369||87.9|
|Bachelor’s Degree or Higher||3,379||15.3|