Crossroads: About IPFW

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is the largest public university in northeast Indiana and the fifth largest in the state, offering more than 200 prestigious IU and Purdue degree and certificate options. More than 14,000 students pursue their education on our 682-acre, park-like campus.

Students have arrived from 43 states and 68 countries. And more than 13 percent of the student body reflects African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Hispanic heritage.

Many programs maintain national or international accreditations and offer daytime, evening, and/or weekend classes. IPFW's tuition ranks lower than many other IU and Purdue campuses, and it provides more than $28 million in financial aid each year.

Students can cultivate close relationships with the faculty. More than 90 percent of IPFW's classes average fewer than 40 students, and there is an 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio. And well-supported research opportunities are extensive in many areas.

Since 1968, IPFW has conferred more than 8,500 master's degrees, more than 25,000 bachelor's degrees, nearly 20,000 associate degrees, and more than 2,000 certificates.

IPFW is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access University accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.