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Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global Overview

Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Marion, Indiana. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

What Is Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global Known For?

2,381 Undergraduate Awards
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at IWU.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, IWU is ranked #281 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #7 out of 41 schools in Indiana.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

IWU has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#115 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#137 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at IWU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Theology & Religious Vocations Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Accounting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best General Business/Commerce Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Biblical Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards IWU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Highest Paid Biblical Studies Graduates College Factual
#5 Highest Paid Theology & Religious Vocations Graduates College Factual
#78 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central
#92 Highest Paid Business Administration & Management Graduates College Factual
#143 Highest Paid Business, Management & Marketing Graduates College Factual

Where Is Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global?

Location of Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global

Contact details for IWU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1900 West 50Th Street, Marion, IN 46953
Phone: 765-677-2870
Website: https://www.indwes.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndWes
Twitter: https://twitter.com/IndWes

How Do I Get Into IWU?

You can apply to IWU online at: https://www.indwes.edu/adult-graduate/application/

Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global?

70% Take Out Loans
6.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At IWU, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $7,087 a year. That adds up to $28,348 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at IWU is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,450 Full-Time Undergraduates
73% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,316 undergraduate students at IWU, with 5,450 being full-time and 866 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  IWU

There are also 4,298 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,450 full-time undergraduates at IWU, 27% are male and 73% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  IWU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IWU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 45
Black or African American 1,377
Hispanic or Latino 247
White 3,513
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 260

Online Learning at Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global

8,637 Took All Classes Online
8,960 Took At Least One Class Online
There are 18 bachelor’s degree and 29 master’s degree programs available online at IWU. In 2017-2018, 8,960 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at IWU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 3rd most popular in Indiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of IWU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 13%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 32%
Computer & Information Sciences 22%
Education 0%
Human Resource Management 13%
Human Services 31%
Information Technology 22%
Marketing 28%
Nursing 2%
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 10%
Psychology 32%
Public Administration & Social Service 34%
Public Health 25%
Social Work 35%
Special Education 32%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 13%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 73%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at IWU ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at IWU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Religious Education #7
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) #10
Teaching English or French #12
Allied Health Professions #13
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries #16
Human Development & Family Studies #20
Biblical Studies #20
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #23
Social Work #23
Theological & Ministerial Studies #25
Curriculum & Instruction #27
Special Education #27
Teacher Education Subject Specific #28
International Business #33
Legal Support Services #34
Theology & Religious Vocations #35
Public Health #37
Management Information Systems #39
Mental & Social Health Services #40
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #41
Communication & Media Studies #42
Finance & Financial Management #43
Human Services #44
Legal Professions #44
Communication & Journalism #55
Teacher Education Grade Specific #59
Liberal Arts General Studies #63
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #63
General Business/Commerce #64
Marketing #67
Nursing #70
Educational Administration #73
Psychology #75
Information Technology #76
Public Administration & Social Service #81
Human Resource Management #90
Accounting #103
Computer & Information Sciences #107
Education #108
Criminal Justice & Corrections #110
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #116
Health & Medical Administrative Services #122
Business Administration & Management #154
Health Professions #156
Business, Management & Marketing #165

Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 0 463 0 500 5 968
Nursing 0 0 475 37 421 12 945
General Business/Commerce 333 0 0 0 0 0 333
Accounting 46 0 95 0 101 0 242
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25 158 11 0 13 0 207
Liberal Arts General Studies 143 0 60 0 0 0 203
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 55 0 131 0 186
Social Work 0 0 107 0 59 0 166
Educational Administration 0 0 0 96 48 0 144
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 0 0 0 0 122 0 122
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 119 0 119
Criminal Justice & Corrections 26 6 37 0 0 0 69
Management Information Systems 0 0 61 0 0 0 61
Marketing 0 0 54 0 0 0 54
Theological & Ministerial Studies 1 0 6 0 40 0 47
Information Technology 41 0 0 0 0 0 41
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 37 3 0 0 0 0 40
Human Services 0 0 35 0 0 0 35
Special Education 0 0 0 24 10 0 34
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 34 0 0 0 34
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 32 0 32
Biblical Studies 0 1 29 0 0 0 30
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 29 0 0 0 29
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 0 17 17
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0 16 0 16
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 12 3 0 15
Public Health 0 0 0 0 12 0 12
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0 10 0 10
Communication & Media Studies 0 2 4 0 0 0 6
International Business 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Human Development & Family Studies 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
Religious Education 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
General Biology 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Hospitality Management 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Legal Support Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 652 173 1,556 169 1,646 34 4,230

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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