Indiana University Northwest

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Indiana University Northwest
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TypePublic regional master's university
Established1963; 59 years ago (1963)
Academic affiliations
Indiana University System
Endowment$7,900,000 [1]
ChancellorKen Iwama[1]
Academic staff
Location, ,
Campusurban: 36 acres (14.57 ha)[2]
ColorsCream & Crimson[2][3][4]
Sporting affiliations
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.[6] 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.


The Indiana–Northwest (IU Northwest or IUN) athletic teams are called the RedHawks The university competes as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) since the 2019–20 academic year. The RedHawks previously competed as an NAIA Independent within the Association of Independent Institutions (AII) from 1998–99 (when the school joined the NAIA) to 2018–19.

IU Northwest (IUN) competes in nine intercollegiate varsity sports: Men's sports include basketball, cross country and soccer; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer and volleyball; and co-ed sports include competitive cheer and competitive dance. Former sports included men's & women's golf and men's & women's tennis.


  1. ^ Carney, Chuck (27 March 2020). "Ken Iwama named new chancellor of IU Northwest". News at IU. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  2. ^ "The Origins of the IU Logo and Colors". 18 August 2017. Retrieved October 5, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "IU Traditions - History - Cream and Crimson". Retrieved October 5, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Primary colors". Archived from the original on July 31, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  5. ^,bbiun-0506.article. Retrieved May 16, 2010. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  6. ^ "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.

External links[edit]

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