Indiana University-Northwest

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,601
1.9% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$6,736
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
9.78%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
74.4%
1,749 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
4,055
67.3% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
28%
201 Graduates

About

Indiana University-Northwest is a higher education institution located in Lake County, IN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Indiana University-Northwest were Registered Nursing (72 degrees awarded), General Business (68 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (67 degrees).

In 2017, 768 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Indiana University-Northwest. 67.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (460 degrees), 3.62 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (127 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Indiana University-Northwest is $6,601, which is $-14,132 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Indiana University-Northwest is $6,601, which is $-14,132 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,736.

In 2017, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 36% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,601
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Indiana University-Northwest was $6,601. The cost of tuition at Indiana University-Northwest is $-14,132 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$6,736
2017 Value
8.65%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Indiana University-Northwest had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,736. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Indiana University-Northwest grew by 8.65%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,170
Room and Board
$1,204
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Indiana University-Northwest was of $7,170 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,204. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.111% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 12.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
36%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Indiana University-Northwest received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.78%
2016 Default Rate
143
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Indiana University-Northwest was 9.78%, which represents 143 out of the 1462 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Indiana University-Northwest received 1,749 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.51% annual growth. Out of those 1,749 applicants, 1,302 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,055 students enrolled at Indiana University-Northwest in 2017, and 75% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Indiana University-Northwest has an overall enrollment yield of 46.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1,302
Accepted Out of 1,749

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Indiana University-Northwest was 74.4% (1,302 admissions from 1,749 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 75.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 1.51%, while admissions declined by -0.306%.

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SAT Scores

75%
Submission Percentage
456
Scores Submitted

75% of enrolled first-time students at Indiana University-Northwest in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Indiana University-Northwest has a total enrollment of 4,055 students. The full-time enrollment at Indiana University-Northwest is 2,727 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,328. This means that 67.3% of students enrolled at Indiana University-Northwest are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Indiana University-Northwest, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.7% White, 21.6% Hispanic or Latino, 18.4% Black or African American, 2.81% Two or More Races, 2.76% Asian, 0.173% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Indiana University-Northwest in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (17.1%) and White Male (16.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (28.6%), followed by White Male (26.9%) and Black or African American Female (19.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Indiana University-Northwest, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,055 students. The full-time enrollment at Indiana University-Northwest is 2,727 and the part-time enrollment is 1,328. This means that 67.3% of students enrolled at Indiana University-Northwest are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Indiana University-Northwest was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Indiana University-Northwest had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,136
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    876
  3. Black or African American
    746

The enrolled student population at Indiana University-Northwest is 52.7% White, 21.6% Hispanic or Latino, 18.4% Black or African American, 2.81% Two or More Races, 2.76% Asian, 0.173% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 42 students (1.04%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 266 more women than men received degrees from Indiana University-Northwest. The majority of degree recipients at Indiana University-Northwest are white (460 degrees awarded). There were 3.62 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (127 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Indiana University-Northwest is Registered Nursing (72 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (68 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (67 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Indiana University-Northwest, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (52 degrees awarded), Protective Services (70 degrees), and History (9 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Indiana University-Northwest are Registered nurses (1,364,457 people), Social workers, all other (302,983 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (294,600 people), Other managers (226,778 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (190,158 people).

The most specialized majors at Indiana University-Northwest are Public Administration and Social Service (52 degrees awarded), Protective Services (70 degrees), History (9 degrees), Psychology (46 degrees), and Health (232 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Indiana University-Northwest are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Dentists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Indiana University-Northwest are Public Administration and Social Service (52 degrees awarded), Protective Services (70 degrees), History (9 degrees), Psychology (46 degrees), and Health (232 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Indiana University-Northwest are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,656,490 people), Elementary & secondary schools (759,599 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (418,175 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (385,960 people), and Outpatient care centers (377,642 people).

The most specialized majors at Indiana University-Northwest are Public Administration and Social Service (52 degrees awarded), Protective Services (70 degrees), History (9 degrees), Psychology (46 degrees), and Health (232 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Indiana University-Northwest.
Most Common
  1. 72 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 68 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 67 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Indiana University-Northwest was Registered Nursing with 72 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 251
  2. 517

In 2017, 251 degrees were awarded to men at Indiana University-Northwest, which is 0.485 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (517).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Indiana University-Northwest in General Business, which is 1.83 times more than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 63 degrees were awarded to women at Indiana University-Northwest in Registered Nursing, which is 7 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%
100% Completion Time
24%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 10% of students graduating from Indiana University-Northwest completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Indiana University-Northwest is Female and Asian (60% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.498% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    460 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    127 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    121 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Indiana University-Northwest is white (460 degrees awarded). There were 3.62 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (127 degrees).

1.95% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    303 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    157 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    91 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Indiana University-Northwest is white female (303 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (157 degrees).

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Operations

Indiana University-Northwest has an endowment valued at nearly $10.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $790k (7.27%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Indiana University-Northwest had a total salary expenditure of $49.1M. Indiana University-Northwest employs 57 Assistant professors, 47 Associate professors, and 29 Professors. Most academics at Indiana University-Northwest are Female Assistant professors (38), Male Associate professors(26), and Female Associate professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Indiana University-Northwest are: Office and Administrative Support, with 62 employees, Management, with 49 employees, and Service with 39 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.9M
2017 Endowment
10.6%
growth from 2016

Indiana University-Northwest has an endowment valued at about $10.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Indiana University-Northwest grew 10.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22.3M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $519k - Federal
  2. $2k - State
  3. $34k - Local

As of 2017, Indiana University-Northwest received $519k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2k from state grants and contracts, and $34k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$24.8M
2017 Salaries
6.3%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Indiana University-Northwest paid a median of $24.8M in salaries, which represents 50.6% of their overall expenditure ($49.1M) and a 6.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.5% decline from 2015 and a 4.07% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.7M
Instructional Salaries
153
Number of Employees

In 2017, Indiana University-Northwest paid a total of $10.7M to 153 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
57 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
62 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Indiana University-Northwest were Assistant professor with 57 employees; Associate professor with 47 employees; and Associate professor with 29 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Indiana University-Northwest were Office and Administrative Support with 62 employees; Management with 49 employees; and Service with 39 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Indiana University-Northwest was Female Assistant professor with 38 employees, Male Associate professor with 26 employees, and Female Associate professor with 21 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Indiana University-Northwest.

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