Indiana University Northwest

Indiana University Northwest

Indiana University Northwest was established in 1963. It is a public coeducational university campus under the Indiana University system. Located in Gary, Indiana, IU Northwest's campus sits on 36 acres of land and offers enrollment to more than 4,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

IU Northwest comprises of 2 colleges, 3 schools, and 1 division:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • Division of Continuing Studies
  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Education
  • School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Indiana University Northwest offers a number of associates, bachelors and masters degrees in arts and sciences, business studies, economics, education, labor studies, library and information science, and health and human services. There are also several certificate and pre-professional programs as well.

IU Northwest's sports teams are nicknamed the Redhawks. They participate in baseball, basketball and volleyball. The university also sponsors over 70 student clubs and organizations.

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Indiana University-Northwest
3400 Broadway
Gary , IN 46408-1197
General Phone: (219) 980-6500

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IU Northwest Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts190French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, political science, sociology, history ...
Medical Support and Technology122dental assistant, dental hygienist, respiratory care tech, radiographer, radiation protection, medical lab tech
Business and Management109business, labor studies, actuarial science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine68registered nursing
Education and Teaching63elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, English teaching, math teaching, social studies teaching
Security and Law Enforcement61criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work40public administration
Medical Administration27medical records tech, health services administration
Therapy and Counseling16psychology
Science12biology, chemistry, geology
Computer Science and Engineering9computer and info science
Art Studies6art studies
Media5communication studies
Drama and Performing Arts2drama

Number of programs and degrees for IU Northwest in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree38029
Master's degree924
Associate's degree19012
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years513
Post-master's certificate201

IU Northwest Student Body

In 2007-2008, IU Northwest had a total enrollment of 4,790 students (3,601 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 33%
Women 67%
Full-Time 78%
Part-Time 22%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 60%
Black 24%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 15%
20-21 16%
22-24 19%
25-29 17%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown1%

IU Northwest Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %
Part-Time 33 %

IU Northwest Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Gary, Indiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Indiana Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

IU Northwest Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400500
SAT Math390510
SAT Writing380490
ACT Verbal1521
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1622

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT72%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT13%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

IU Northwest Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,669
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,784
Books and supplies $ 934

Financial Aid:
IU Northwest participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 181500)

IU Northwest Faculty

IU Northwest has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2124
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1441

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year4$98,5340*
Associate professorcalendar year2*3$99,168
Assistant professorcalendar year2*4$64,147
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year8$85,0978$75,633

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year20$81,2955$72,677
Associate professoracademic year24$67,36416$57,841
Assistant professoracademic year17$53,00721$52,279
Instructoracademic year1*0*
Lectureracademic year8$43,47527$45,182
All faculty totalacademic year70$64,83469$52,270

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

IU Northwest Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports156

IU Northwest Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business/Commerce, General
Labor Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health Services Administration

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets IU Northwest Apart:

% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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Top 12%IU Northwest % of freshmen enrolled part-time
Number of students
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Top 16%IU Northwest Number of students
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%IU Northwest Female % of student body
% of degrees in medical administration
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%IU Northwest % of degrees in medical administration
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%IU Northwest Number of degree programs
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%IU Northwest % of accepted students who choose to enroll
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%IU Northwest % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%IU Northwest Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%IU Northwest % of degrees in liberal arts

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