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Indiana University - Northwest Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Indiana University - Northwest? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors IU Northwest offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Indiana University - Northwest Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Indiana University - Northwest was awarded 5 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, IU Northwest is ranked #1,424 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when IU Northwest held the #1,498 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

IU Northwest also holds the #40 spot on the Best Colleges in Indiana ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into IU Northwest?

Acceptance Rate

Indiana University - Northwest has an acceptance rate of 74%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 75% of students accepted to IU Northwest submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 553. Math scores were between 440 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Indiana University - Northwest  ( 450 to 553 )

SAT Math Scores for Indiana University - Northwest  ( 440 to 540 )
IU Northwest received ACT scores from 36% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Indiana University - Northwest  ( 17 to 22 )

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Indiana University - Northwest Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Indiana University - Northwest is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Indiana University - Northwest is 51%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  51 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Indiana University - Northwest

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Indiana University - Northwest is 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 10% for first-time, full-time students at IU Northwest, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  10 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at IU Northwest

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,700 undergraduates at IU Northwest with 2,608 being full-time and 1,092 being part-time.

IU Northwest Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for IU Northwest is 34.10 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  34.10 out of 100
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How Much Does Indiana University - Northwest Cost?

The overall average net price of IU Northwest is $7,665. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for IU Northwest

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$2,720 $4,996 $10,164 $12,874 $13,563

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of IU Northwest, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At IU Northwest, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $5,499 a year. That adds up to $21,996 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at IU Northwest is 9.7%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do IU Northwest Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from IU Northwest make about $36,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 9% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Indiana University - Northwest

Indiana University - Northwest is a public institution situated in Gary, Indiana. Gary is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of Indiana University - Northwest

Contact details for IU Northwest are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408-1197
Phone: 219-980-6501

Indiana University - Northwest Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 41 majors graduated from Indiana University - Northwest. Of these students, 658 received undergraduate degrees and 77 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Business/Commerce 87 $33,400
Nursing 84 $58,200
Liberal Arts General Studies 55 $29,700
General Psychology 49 $24,000
Social Work 41 NA
Allied Health Professions 30 $50,700
Criminal Justice & Corrections 29 $26,800
Teacher Education Grade Specific 26 $36,500
General Biology 21 NA
Public Health 21 $31,800

Learn more about the majors offered at Indiana University - Northwest along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at IU Northwest

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 2,208 students took at least one online class at Indiana University - Northwest. This is an increase from the 2,044 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,208 461
2016-2017 2,044 378
2015-2016 2,046 358
2014-2015 2,039 395
2013-2014 1,630 291

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