Research conducted by national think tank Third Way evaluates higher education's return on investment
GARY, Ind. — Indiana University Northwest was recently recognized by Third Way, a national policy institute, in their annual Economic Mobility Index (EMI) report as having the highest economic mobility index score — or strongest return on investment (ROI) — for students in Northwest Indiana.
Specifically, IU Northwest was featured within the top 20 percent of United States-based institutions for having an EMI score of 30.5 percent, a calculation that considers if a student can finance their education sustainably and receive a demonstrated return on investment from their college credential.
“The EMI calculation helps to contextualize which schools not only serve low-income students well, but also serve a large share of students with significant financial need in the first place, and thus are powerful drivers of upward mobility,” said Ken Iwama, IU Northwest Chancellor.
“As Indiana’s only public comprehensive higher education institution designated as an Hispanic and Minority Serving Institution, our EMI ranking further validates that we are truly transforming lives through a first-rate education that prepares our students to become our region’s future leaders, professionals and global thinkers.”