Indiana University South Bend

Indiana University South Bend

Indiana University South Bend is the third largest campus of the Indiana University system. It was founded in 1916. IUSB is located in South Bend, Indiana, in Saint Joseph County, Indiana. The campus is spread across an area of 80 acres. IU South Bend is most famous for its world-renowned Alexander Toradze Piano Studio.

IU South Bend offers more than 100 degree programs in diverse areas of study. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Division of Extended Learning Services
  • Division of Labor Studies
  • Division of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts
  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Education
  • School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • School of Social Work

The sports teams of IUSB are nicknamed the Titans.

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Indiana University-South Bend
1700 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend , IN 46634-7111
General Phone: (574) 520-4872

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IU South Bend Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts227women's studies, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, economics, political science, ...
Business and Management192business, accounting, labor studies, MIS, actuarial science
Education and Teaching183special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, English teaching, math teaching, social studies teaching, biology teaching, ...
Medical Support and Technology64dental assistant, dental hygienist, radiographer
Nursing and Emergency Medicine64registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement41criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counseling33psychology
Family and Social Work19public administration
Science18biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Media16mass communication
Mathematics14mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Computer Science and Engineering14computer and info science, information technology, computer applications programming
Fine Arts14fine arts
Music7music performance, various music studies
Medical Administration6health services administration
Art Studies4art studies
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts3drama

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree55440
Associate's degree1439
Master's degree19513
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years312

IU South Bend Student Body

In 2007-2008, IU South Bend had a total enrollment of 7,517 students (5,143 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 39%
Women 61%
Full-Time 84%
Part-Time 16%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 83%
Graduate 17%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 7%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 19%
20-21 17%
22-24 18%
25-29 16%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

State unknown4%
(International Students)3%

IU South Bend Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 38 %

IU South Bend Room and Board (2007)

IU South Bend offers campus housing for 400 of its 5,143 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of South Bend, 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 South Bend Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420530
SAT Math420530
SAT Writing400510
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1722
ACT Composite1722

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 SAT75%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT9%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

IU South Bend Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,763
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,880
Room and board $ 6,762
Room charge $ 6,000
Books and supplies $ 1,116
Other expenses $ 3,700

Financial Aid:
IU South Bend participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 181600)

IU South Bend Faculty

IU South Bend has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4621
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3067

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*0*
Associate professorcalendar year2*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year4$62,5072*
Lecturercalendar year0*5$49,174
All faculty totalcalendar year8$72,1007$53,256

*: 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 year21$81,22912$72,894
Associate professoracademic year37$60,32734$56,330
Assistant professoracademic year38$54,10220$54,482
Lectureracademic year16$44,21342$38,390
All faculty totalacademic year112$59,832108$50,851

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

IU South Bend Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):


IU South Bend Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology

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

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Health Services Administration

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Music Performance, General
Music, Other

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

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
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