Indiana University-Northwest
Gary, IN 46408-1197


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 5,591
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 14:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Indiana University-Northwest is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,723 applications and 1,306 students were granted admission. Indiana University-Northwest is at the #74 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 50% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 64% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT820 to 1010
ACT18 to 23

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Indiana University-Northwest charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $18,088 and in-state students paid $6,478.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 85% of Indiana University-Northwest's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 45% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,571 (which is 3.1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Indiana University-Northwest in 2016-2017, was 255, which is 43% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,354 (which is 1% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Indiana University-Northwest has enrolled a total of 5,591 students (2,876 students full-time and 2,715 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,591 students, 279 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 34% men and 66% women and 5,244 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 347 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 358 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 47%

Hispanic: 18%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 16%

Black/African American: 14%

Asian: 2%

Two or more races: 2%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Indiana University-Northwest.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 29% 662 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 15% 352 72
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 12% 266
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 7% 159
Education 6% 132
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 6% 132
Psychology 4% 98
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 2% 56
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 2% 42 0
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 1% 30

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Indiana University-Northwest full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Indiana University-Northwest graduates 6 years after enrollment is $28,200. Last year, out of the total 1,320 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,188 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,737 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,476 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $28,200 $35,900
Employment Rate 90% 85%
Total Graduates 1,320 1,737

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Indiana University-Northwest.

Chicago State University
17.9 mile away
Lake Michigan College
61.3 mile away