Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis

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School Overview

Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis is abbreviated IUPUI. It is the combined urban campus of Purdue University (Purdue) and Indiana University (Indiana), located in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana.

IUPUI students can pursue over 250 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees from both Indiana and Purdue. IUPUI specializes in health-related and first-professional certification, and is ranked in the top 20 nationally for the number of students it graduates in those fields.

Purdue University no offers some online learning options for its students but most degrees require some campus attendence. A few courses can also be completed online.

General Information

Admission Office

420 North University Boulevard, Cavanaugh Hall R129

Indianapolis, IN 46202-5143

(317) 274-4591

Fax: (317) 278-1862

Contact: Chris Foley

Director of Admissions
Main Address

420 University Boulevard

Indianapolis, IN 46202

(317) 274-5555

Total undergrads: 21,423

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,998

Degree-seeking undergrads: 20,390

Graduate enrollment: 6,240


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 70%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 68%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $6,851 $7,191 $7,523 $7,885 +4.81%
Books and Supplies $672 $672 $672 $672 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,944 $7,944 $7,944 $7,944 0.00%
Other $6,120 $6,120 $6,720 $6,720 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $7,944 $7,944 $7,944 $7,944 0.00%
Other $6,720 $6,720 $6,720 $6,720 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $21,587 $21,927 $22,859 $23,221 +1.58%
In-state Off Campus $22,187 $22,527 $22,859 $23,221 +1.58%
In-state with Family $7,523 $7,863 $8,195 $8,557 +4.42%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $6,797
In-state Student Fees $630
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $20,458
Out-of-state Student Fees $630

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,177 78%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,553 55% $11,428,402 $7,359
• Federal grants 768 27% $3,397,646 $4,424
• Pell grants 758 27% $2,687,344 $3,545
• Other federal grants 616 22% $710,302 $1,153
Institutional scholarships or grants 880 31% $4,007,209 $4,554
Institutional grants or scholarships 957 34% $4,023,547 $4,204
Student loan financial aid 1,470 52% $8,461,528 $5,756
• Federal student loans 1,460 52% $7,688,670 $5,266
• Other student loans 141 5% $772,858 $5,481

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 3243 1727 751 289 400
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 93 134 30
Biochemistry 3 11
Bioinformatics 5
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 6
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 92 96
Biophysics 1
Biotechnology 1
Cell Biology and Anatomy 2 2
Cell Physiology 5
Human/medical Genetics 8 1
Microbiology 5
Neurobiology and Anatomy 3 2
Pathology/experimental Pathology 5 1
Pharmacology 1 3
Physiology 3
Toxicology 1
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 500 327 20 87
Accounting 69
Business/commerce 368 258 19
Hospitality Administration/management, Other
Labor Studies 3 1 1
Management Information Systems and Services, Other 16
Operations Management and Supervision 49 3 67
Tourism and Travel Services Management 80
Communication and Journalism Programs 154 17
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia 58 4
Journalism 36
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 60 13
Computing and Information Sciences 70 23 31
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 52 3
Computer and Information Sciences 6 23 28
Information Technology 12
Education 317 212
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 17
Art Teacher Education 14 9
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 38
Educational Leadership and Administration 22
Elementary Education and Teaching 172 42
English/language Arts Teacher Education 11
French Language Teacher Education 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 99 11
Secondary Education and Teaching 38
Social Studies Teacher Education 17
Spanish Language Teacher Education 3
Special Education and Teaching 16
Speech Teacher Education 19
Engineering 113 51
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 17 6
Computer Engineering 15
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 28 24
Engineering 2
Engineering, Other 10
Mechanical Engineering 51 11
Engineering Technology 159 15 46
Architectural Drafting and Architectural Cad/cadd 5
Architectural Engineering Technology/technician 39
Biomedical Technology/technician 6 13
Computer Engineering Technology/technician 7 1
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 43 4
Engineering/industrial Management 15
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting Cad/cadd 28 16
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/technicians, Other 35 7
Robotics Technology/technician 1
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 58 22
English Language and Literature 58 22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 34
French Language and Literature 7
German Language and Literature 6
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 4
Spanish Language and Literature 17
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 539 284 415 95 75
Adult Health Nurse/nursing 41
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 13
Cytotechnology/cytotechnologist 9
Dental Assisting/assistant 35
Dental Clinical Sciences 35 2
Dental Hygiene/hygienist 49
Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other 16
Dentistry 105
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 6
Family Practice Nurse/nursing 6
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator 17
Health Services Administration 4 36
Histologic Technician 3 40
Medical Informatics 9
Medical Radiologic Technology/science – Radiation Therapist 13
Medical Scientist 12
Medicine 263
Music Therapy/therapist 1
Nuclear Medical Technology/technologist 6
Nursing Administration 10
Nursing Science 10
Occupational Therapy/therapist 33
Pediatric Nurse/nursing 14
Physical Therapy/therapist 35
Psychiatric/mental Health Nurse/nursing 13
Public Health 42
Public Health, Other 39
Public Health/community Nurse/nursing 8
Radiation Protection/health Physics Technician 19
Radiologic Technology/science – Radiographer 34
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 380 16 3
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist 23
Women’s Health Nurse/nursing 8
History 26 14
History 26 14
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 75 1
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 67 1
Forensic Science and Technology 8
Human Services 106 321 3
Public Administration 28 58
Social Work 78 263 3
Legal and Law Studies 36 300
Law 300
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other 36
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 510 113
General Studies 510 113
Library Science 131
Library and Information Science 131
Mathematics and Statistics 22 9
Mathematics 22 9
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 9 59 1 207
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 9 48 1 207
Museology/museum Studies 11
Natural Resources and Conservation 4
Environmental Science 4
Physical Sciences 45 21
Chemistry 39 8
Geology and Earth Science 4 7
Physics 2 6
Psychology 155 8 2
Psychology 155 8
Psychology, Other 2
Social Sciences 118 16
Anthropology 11
Economics 15 8
Geography 7 4
International Relations and Affairs 12
Political Science and Government 48
Sociology 25 4
Visual and Performing Arts 136 27 14
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 22
Design and Visual Communications 2
Fine/studio Arts 94
Interior Design 20 14
Music, Other 15
Visual and Performing Arts 10
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Ceramics B
Design/Visual Communications B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Interior Design A,B
Painting B
Photography B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B,C
Finance/Banking B
Hotel/Motel Management C
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Labor Studies A,B,C
Labor/Personnel Relations A,B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Research B
Nonprofit Management B
Travel/Tourism Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Public Relations B

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics A,B,C
Computer Networking/Telecommunications A
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A
System Administration A,B
Web/Multimedia Design A,B,C
Web/Multimedia Management B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
ESL Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
Health Occupations Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Speech Teacher Education B


Biomedical Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A
Biomedical Engineering Technology A
CAD/CADD Drafting/Design A
Civil Engineering/Technology A
Computer Engineering A,B
Computer Hardware A,B
Computer Software A,B
Computer Systems A,B
Construction/Building Technologies B
Drafting and Design Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,B
Mechanical Engineering Technology A,B
Robotics A,B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

American Sign Language (ASL) B
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Cytotechnology B
Dental Assistance C
Dental Hygiene A,B
Emergency Medical Technology A
Medical Informatics B
Medical Radiologic Technology A,B
Medical Records Administration B
Nuclear Medical Technology B
Nursing (RN) A,B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prenursing B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Public Health B
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging B
Respiratory Therapy Technician B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance C
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A,B
Humanities A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Personal & Culinary Services

Food Service A

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A,B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration A,B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A,B
Forensic Technologies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B,C
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(317) 274-5555
Type of School:4-year, Public
Address:425 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5143
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:29,804
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):42%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:19,207 (64% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$9,205
Out-of-state Tuition:$29,791
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:88%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$10,201

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies21
Biological and Biomedical Sciences131312
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services10145
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs344
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services3311
Construction Trades1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1361
English Language and Literature/Letters211
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics241
Health Professions and Related Programs18412193
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service122
Legal Professions and Studies921
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities212
Library Science11
Mathematics and Statistics11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies7431
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies111
Personal and Culinary Services1
Philosophy and Religious Studies21
Physical Sciences331
Public Administration and Social Service Professions5222
Social Sciences2651
Visual and Performing Arts1143
Grand total8010798325

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services711
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
Health Professions and Related Programs6126
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities21
Library Science1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total202410

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,204

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid3,29188%
Grant or scholarship aid2,52768%$10,201
Student loan aid1,97453%$6,530

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid13,80063%$8,699
Federal student loans11,37252%$7,026

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants13,3015,3127,989
Percent admitted100%71%76%
Percent admitted who enrolled30%32%29%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment29,804
Undergraduate enrollment21,748
Graduate enrollment8,056

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
    • Endodontics
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
    • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
    • Pediatric Dentistry
    • Periodontics
    • Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
    • (SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs (Indiana University Health)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health (PHB) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
    • Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists
    • Medical Dosimetry (MD) - Programs for medical dosimetrists
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers (Department of Radiology)
    • Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists (Department of Radiation Oncology/Indiana Cancer Pavillion)
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs (Herron School of Art and Design)
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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