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IPEDS ID: 151360
OPE ID: 00181500
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Indiana University-Northwest
3400 Broadway, Gary, Indiana 46408-1197
General information:  (219) 980-6500
Website:  www.iun.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  6,184 (5,636 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Admissionswww.iun.edu/~nwstuden/admit/
Apply Onlinewww.iun.edu/~nwstuden/admit/apps/
Financial Aidwww.iun.edu/~finaidnw/
Net Price Calculatorwww.indianacollegecosts.org/calculate-your-college-costs
Mission Statement
  The mission of Indiana University Northwest, a regional campus of Indiana University, is to provide a high-quality and relevant education to the citizens of Northwest Indiana, the most diverse and industrialized area of the state. The institution strives to create a community dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and intellectual development, leading to undergraduate and selected graduate degrees in the liberal arts, sciences and professional disciplines. The campus is strongly dedicated to the value of education, lifelong learning, diversity, celebration of cultures and opportunity for all, as well as to participating in the sustainable economic development of the region and of the state. Indiana University Northwest is committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty180239
Instructional176238
Research and public service41
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
In-state$6,193$6,408$6,626$6,7391.7%
Out-of-state$16,381$16,929$17,477$17,7781.7%
Books and supplies$1,320$1,386$1,012$1,30028.5%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$9,512$9,988$8,864$7,004-21.0%
Other$6,858$7,230$7,520$4,178-44.4%
Off Campus with Family
Other$6,858$7,230$7,520$4,178-44.4%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
In-state
Off Campus$23,883$25,012$24,022$19,221-20.0%
Off Campus with Family$14,371$15,024$15,158$12,217-19.4%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$34,071$35,533$34,873$30,260-13.2%
Off Campus with Family$24,559$25,545$26,009$23,256-10.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$6,143
In-state fees$589
Out-of-state tuition$14,472
Out-of-state fees$589
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid150479%————
Grant or scholarship aid37358%$2,439,995$6,542
Federal grants27944%$1,366,261$4,897
Pell grants27944%$1,347,525$4,830
Other federal grants9214%$18,736$204
State/local government grant or scholarships18028%$640,349$3,557
Institutional grants or scholarships12219%$433,385$3,552
Student loan aid32651%$1,993,645$6,115
Federal student loans32551%$1,987,145$6,114
Other student loans(*)0%(*)(*)
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,53445%$15,412,612$6,082
Pell grants1,95735%$8,901,037$4,548
Federal student loans2,58046%$21,094,602$8,176
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$12,337$13,379$11,866
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$10,110$11,356$10,220
$30,001 – $48,000$11,283$12,554$11,599
$48,001 – $75,000$15,889$17,235$15,445
$75,001 – $110,000$17,295$18,303$17,463
$110,001 and more$17,717$18,537$17,562
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment6,184
Undergraduate enrollment5,636
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment338
Graduate enrollment548
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 58%
Part-time: 42%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 33%
Female: 67%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 20%
Hispanic/Latino: 15%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 54%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 63%
25 and over: 37%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 99%
Out-of-state: 1%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 22%
Part-time: 78%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 16%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 82%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 11%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 82%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,7736471,126
Percent admitted76%77%76%
Percent admitted who enrolled61%64%60%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT56368%
ACT32239%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading390510
SAT Math390510
SAT Writing390500
ACT Composite1723
ACT English1622
ACT Math1623
ACT Writing68
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 67%
Part-time students: 56%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 58 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 26%
Transfer-out rate: 32%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 8%
6-year: 23%
8-year: 26%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 26%
Female: 23%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 33%
Asian: 78%
Black or African American: 15%
Hispanic/Latino: 30%
White: 23%
Two or more races: 80%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning----1
Category total----1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies-0---
Category total-0---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-13---
Category total-13---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting----9
Actuarial Science-3---
Business/Commerce, General36125-4
Labor Studies1d1d---
Category total4d65d25-13
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-7---
Category total-7---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science-16--4
Category total-16--4
Education
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--19--
Elementary Education and Teaching-3421--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-3---
Mathematics Teacher Education-1---
Secondary Education and Teaching-329--
Social Studies Teacher Education-5---
Category total-4669--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-6---
Category total-6---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature-1---
Spanish Language and Literature-4---
Category total-5---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Assisting/Assistant---19-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist30----
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician21----
Health Services Administration-11---
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer3429---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-73d---
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling--5--
Category total85113d519-
History
History, General-7---
Category total-7---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies2050---
Category total2050---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies971---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies6-3--
Category total15713--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-3---
Category total-3---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General---18-
Category total---18-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-5---
Geology/Earth Science, General-4---
Category total-9---
Psychology
Psychology, General-55---
Category total-55---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-625-27
Social Work-15---
Category total-2125-27
Social Sciences
Anthropology-2---
Political Science and Government, General-1---
Sociology-6---
Category total-9---
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-2---
Fine/Studio Arts, General-9---
Category total-11---
Grand total1245071273745
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division II MenWomen
Basketball1413
Volleyball7
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (!)1/1/1969 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Assisting (DA)5/9/1975 -  Accredited
Dental Hygiene (DH)12/4/1975 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/20/2002 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers(!)1/1/1988 -  Accredited
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists10/21/1994 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs(!)12/1/1968 -  Accredited
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)5/1/1981 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations200
Liquor law violations000
  • For 2010 Line (b) should be zero. This data should have been reported On Arrests Public Property Screen.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible011
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery001
Aggravated assault400
Burglary110
Motor vehicle theft242
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate15.5%10.4%
Number in default205127
Number in repayment1,3151,218
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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