Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne

Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne

Founded in 1964, Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne is a regional university campus located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As a joint campus of Indiana University System and Purdue University System, IPFW offers undergraduate and graduate degrees from both universities. It offers more than 200 academic programs and certificates through four colleges, two schools, and four divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Division of Continuing Studies
  • Division of Labor Studies
  • Division of Organizational Leadership and Supervision
  • Division of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • School of Business and Management Sciences
  • School of Education

IPFW's sports teams are nicknamed the Mastodons. Their athletes compete as a NCAA Division I school in the Summit League and the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association.

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Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne
2101 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne , IN 46805-1499
General Phone: (260) 481-6100

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IPFW Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts378women's studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, anthropology, ...
Business and Management318business, operations management, labor relations
Education and Teaching211educational administration, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, music teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine131registered nursing
Medical Support and Technology120audiology and speech pathology, dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental lab tech, radiation therapist, mental health services tech
Engineering Technician90architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, industrial tech, quality control tech, mechanical engineering related tech, computer engineering tech, architectural drafting
Media57communication studies
Science54biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Computer Science and Engineering54computer and info science, data processing tech, computer engineering
Family and Social Work47public administration
Therapy and Counseling45psychology, music therapy
Security and Law Enforcement43criminal justice and safety
Science and Laboratory Technician35chemical tech
Engineering31engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Fine Arts27fine arts
Architecture and Planning20interior architecture
Photography and Commercial Art10commercial art
Art Studies9art studies
Music7music performance
Hospitality5hotel management
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for IPFW in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree45322
Bachelor's degree99446
Master's degree19216
Award of less than 1 academic year6812
Postbaccalaureate certificate22
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years43

IPFW Student Body

In 2007-2008, IPFW had a total enrollment of 11,943 students (8,875 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 91%
Part-Time 9%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 91%
Graduate 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 88%
Black 5%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 23%
20-21 21%
22-24 19%
25-29 15%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)1%

IPFW Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 48 %

IPFW Room and Board (2007)

IPFW offers campus housing for 756 of its 8,875 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Fort Wayne, 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.

IPFW Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420530
SAT Math440550
SAT Writing400515
ACT Verbal1623
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite1824

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT93%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT21%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

IPFW Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,936
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,990
Room and board $ 8,876
Room charge $ 5,400
Books and supplies $ 1,300
Other expenses $ 3,446

Financial Aid:
IPFW participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 182800)

IPFW Faculty

IPFW has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5541
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3635

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year9$104,3343$117,147
Associate professorcalendar year3$72,1227$69,298
Assistant professorcalendar year2*7$49,521
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
Lecturercalendar year1*1*
No academic rankcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year16$88,15519$70,842

*: 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 year42$82,35713$71,762
Associate professoracademic year56$62,96335$61,291
Assistant professoracademic year65$58,96448$57,728
Instructoracademic year7$42,7239$41,933
Lectureracademic year19$36,51613$40,732
All faculty totalacademic year189$62,489118$57,254

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

IPFW Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Mid-Continent Conference
Baseball Mid-Continent Conference
Track Mid-Continent Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4956105

IPFW Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Interior Architecture

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General
Labor and Industrial Relations
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

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

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
Quality Control Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician

Music Performance, General

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

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy

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

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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IPFW Highlights

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What Sets IPFW Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
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Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%IPFW Number of students
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 11%IPFW % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of degrees in fine arts
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%IPFW % of degrees in fine arts
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%IPFW % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%IPFW % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%IPFW % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%IPFW % of degrees in engineering technician
% of degrees in science and laboratory technician
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%IPFW % of degrees in science and laboratory technician
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 18%IPFW Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%IPFW % of accepted students who choose to enroll

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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