The Times of Northwest Indiana readers voted campus a winner in annual ‘Best of the Region’ ballot
Indiana University Northwest was selected as the 2023 Best College/University and Best Adult Educational Institution in Northwest Indiana by the readers of The Times of Northwest Indiana.
IU Northwest received the awards in the publication’s “Best of the Region” ballot, which annually recognizes the top businesses and institutions in Northwest Indiana.
“It’s an honor to have IU Northwest named the Best College/University and Best Adult Education in Northwest Indiana,” Chancellor Ken Iwama said. “What makes this even more special is that the community voted the campus for these awards. We strive to be an institution which engages, collaborates and strengthens the community around us, and I’m thankful, as is evident through these awards, the voters see us as a university which does just that.”
IU Northwest was voted as the Best College/University over six other higher education institutions. It also finished above five higher education institutions in the Best Adult Educational Institution category; more than half of the 743 graduates conferred at this year’s Commencement ceremony were 25 years or older.
Honorees were chosen by readers in an online voting process, which ran from February 23 through March 26. More than 18,100 voters of nwi.com cast 481,124 votes in more than 200 categories.
About IU Northwest
One of seven campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Park. The campus has a diverse student population of approximately 3,500 degree-seeking students and 1,800 dual-credit students and has been recognized by the Department of Education as a minority and Hispanic serving institution. The campus offers Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master’s degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, the School of the Arts, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary, the region’s only four-year medical doctorate program. As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity, research, and community engagement. Indiana University Northwest is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.