Indiana University Northwest

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Indiana University Northwest
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Typepublic coeducational
Established1963; 58 years ago (1963)
Endowment$7,900,000 [1]
ChancellorKen Iwama[1]
Academic staff
Location, ,
Campusurban: 36 acres (14.57 ha)[2]
AffiliationsIndiana University System
MascotRufus the RedHawk

Indiana University Northwest (IU Northwest) is a public university in Gary, Indiana. It is a regional campus of Indiana University and was established in 1963.


IU Northwest is located on a 36-acre (14.57 ha) campus in the northwest corner of the state. Class sizes average 30 students, and the faculty-student ratio is 1 to 14.

Programs, part- and full-time, are taught during days, evenings, and weekends, and lead to certificates and associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. There are more than 170 full-time and more than 200 part-time faculty, more than 75% of whom have doctorates or the highest degree available in their field.

There is a network of 24,000 alumni.

College, schools, and divisions[edit]

Indiana University Northwest is organized into two colleges, two schools, two divisions, Library and Information Science, and pre-professional programs:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Health and Human Services
    • Containing the departments of:
      • Dental Education
      • Health Information Management
      • School of Nursing
      • School of Public and Environmental Affairs

(the only SPEA on a regional IU campus outside of Bloomington and IUPUI)

      • Radiologic Sciences
      • Division of Social Work
      • IU School of Medicine - Northwest
  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Education
  • Division of Continuing Studies
  • Division of Labor Studies
  • Library and Information Science
  • Pre-Professional Programs
    • Containing the departments of:
      • Health professions
      • Law
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Student Enrollment[edit]

In the fall of 2015, 5,848 students were enrolled at IU Northwest.[3] Of that:

  • 94% undergraduates and 6% graduate students
  • 71% full-time students and 29% part-time students
  • 69% women and 31% men
  • 98% residents of Indiana
  • 55% Caucasian, 19% African-American, 20% Hispanic students, 2.2% Asian and 0.2% Native American

Financial aid[edit]

US$38 million is awarded to IU Northwest students annually in the form of financial aid. 73% of IU Northwest students receive financial aid


IU–Northwest teams are known as the RedHawks. The university competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as a member of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC). Men's sports include basketball, cross country and golf; while women's sports include basketball, volleyball, cross country and golf. Before the university joined the CCAC in the fall of 2019, it was an Independent member in the Association of Independent Institutions (AII).


  1. ^ Carney, Chuck (27 March 2020). "Ken Iwama named new chancellor of IU Northwest". News at IU. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  2. ^,bbiun-0506.article. Retrieved May 16, 2010. Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  3. ^ "Fall 2015 Official Enrollment Report" (PDF). Indiana University Institutional Research and Reporting. Indiana University. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  1. 1 endowment "America's Best Colleges 2008". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved March 5, 2008.
  2. 2 real_estate "FactBook > Physical Facilities > Real Estate Acreage". Indiana University system. Retrieved February 1, 2008.
  3. 3 full-time_faculty "FactBook > Personnel > Number of Faculty > full-time". Indiana University system. Retrieved February 1, 2008.

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Coordinates: 41°33′24″N 87°20′16″W / 41.556629°N 87.337875°W / 41.556629; -87.337875