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IU Northwest Demographics & Diversity

Gary, Indiana

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at IU Northwest are mainly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 45% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Indiana University Northwest students
Race Percent of Students
White 55%
Black 18%
Hispanic 20%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 0%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very Low

There are 176% more female students than male students enrolled at Indiana University Northwest with a gender ratio of 73% women to 27% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, IU Northwest has a much lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is much less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Indiana University Northwest students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 27%
Women 73%
Enrollment by gender for Indiana University Northwest students
Gender Number of Students
Men 921
Women 2,539

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

IU Northwest serves a very low number of students outside of Indiana, with 98 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Indiana University Northwest students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 98%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$61,713 per year

51% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 23.9%
Part time Undergrads 28.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=151360 IPEDS survey data for Indiana University Northwest.