There's no place like home

Earn a prestigious IU degree - for about $7,200 a year

You don’t have to leave home to earn one of the most powerful degrees in the country—one that comes with one-on-one support and instruction from inspired, accomplished, and dedicated faculty. Every year we’re raising the bar. We’re adding majors and programs that work to guide our students into the most promising jobs and industries of the future, like health care, hospitality, informatics, and media—to name a few.

It’s true, IU Kokomo has something for everyone. You’ll earn an IU degree right here in Kokomo, get the preparation, skills, and real-world experience that set you up for a lifetime of success— and have a ton of fun in the process.

  • 570

    number of bachelor degrees conferred at the 2015 commencement

  • 4,180

    total enrollment

  • 541

    students earned scholarships in 2014

Campus Life


Laughter. Midnight Madness. Cosmic Bowling. Out-door movies. Live music. Practicing Korean in Korea. 1000-water balloon fight. Planning statewide historic preservation conferences. University Theatre. Comedians in the cafeteria. Jackrabbits games with friends. Cheering on our very own Indy 500 Princess. Adventurous spirit. Reading a great book on the lawn. Hours in the state-of-the-art St. Joseph Hospital Clinical Simulation Center. Teaching the next generation the next wave of skills. Real talk with your best friends. Leading experiments at Science Rocks Summer Camp. Serious Cougar Crazie Country. Farmer’s Market for the best cookies around. Student teaching in Ireland. Nearly Naked Mile! Zip line through campus. Biology fieldwork trips. Intramural sports. Presenting at international conferences. #myIUK

Bringing the World to Indiana

At Indiana University Kokomo, you can make overseas study part of your regular academic program, whatever your major. International travel is one of the most effective experiences you can have to broaden your cultural awareness, and prepare to work in our increasingly global society. The campus offers a wide variety of travel/study destinations, including South Korea, Guatemala, Germany, The Netherlands, France, England, Italy, and Poland.

Sports at IU Kokomo


We take our sports very seriously at IU Kokomo—and we’re proud to be home to our incredible athletes. What’s more impressive, though, is that they’re winning in the classroom, too. Our athletes tackle academics with the same dedication they give their sports. This past year we honored 18 KIAC Scholar Athletes at IU Kokomo

12 varsity teams


Basketball, Cross Country, and Golf


Basketball, Cross Country, Volleyball, and Golf


square feet of exercise space

The Cole Fitness Center boasts 21,500 square feet of exercise space plus unlimited group classes, almost unlimited cardio equipment, an indoor track, brand new locker rooms, and top-notch weights and fitness machines.

A legacy of Strength


The number of living graduates in the IU Kokomo alumni network as of 2014. When you become an IU Kokomo Cougar you’re part of an alumni network that spans industries, professions, backgrounds, and cultures. IU alums take great pride in guiding, leading, and hiring their own.

604,897 and growing

The number of living graduates in the IU alumni network. Graduating from IU Kokomo grants you entrance into one of the world’s most powerful and largest living legacies.

Preparation for a Lifetime of Success

The first step to landing your dream job — excelling in an internship.

Top employers want to see proven success, willingness to work hard, and a thirst for learning new skills. IU Kokomo interns assist hosting companies with special projects and give the employer the opportunity to gain new ideas and information from a fresh set of eyes.

It’s your chance to show how valuable you are, but also your chance to learn what you want from a job by testing out the culture, workflow, and overall personality of the company.

Partner with us to make it happen.

The IU Kokomo Career and Accessibility Center acts as your personal coach, trainer, and cheerleader, guiding your internship and job search. They help you perfect your resume and advise you on everything from interview skills and etiquette to mastering business attire and navigating salary negotiations.


The number of one-on-one appointments our Career and Accessibility Center had with students in 2014.


interns placed in 2014. Up 24% from 2013.

The Promise Of Faculty Who Inspire

Michael Finkler
Finkler’s class uses a “flipped” instructional model, meaning most learning takes place in the field, rather than in a classroom. “When you get wet and dirty, and get your adrenaline going, it’s addictive,” Finkler said. “That’s why classes like this are important. They invoke that interest in nature, and curiosity.”
Award-Winning Faculty
Three IU Kokomo faculty earned distinction in 2015 as among the best in the IU system, receiving prestigious teaching awards, and earning selection to respected teaching organizations. Dmitriy Chulkov, professor of economics and management information systems, received the Frederic Bachman Lieber Memorial Award, the oldest of Indiana University’s teaching awards. (bottom right) Christina Downey (right), associate professor of psychology, and Sarah Heath (left), associate professor of history, will be inducted into the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET), which has the goal of promoting and sustaining excellence in teaching among IU faculty.
Dean Linda Wallace
In recognition of her nearly 14 years of leading faculty and student exchanges between IU Kokomo and Jesus University, in Jeonju, South Korea, Wallace became an honorary citizen of the city during a recent visit. “Korea kind of found me. Now that I have taught in Jeonju, brought IU Kokomo administrators, students, and faculty to Jeonju, and hosted visits by Jesus University in Kokomo, I can truly say Jeonju is my second home.”