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Indiana University Kokomo

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1945
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Cold (Continental)
    • Location:
    • 2300 S. Washington Street, Kokomo, Indiana, United States, 46902
    • Phone:
    • +17654532000
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Small City

The History of Indiana University Kokomo

Indiana University Kokomo (IU Kokomo or IUK) is a public university in Kokomo, Indiana. It is a regional campus of Indiana University. IUK serves north central Indiana and its athletics teams are known as the Cougars.

In 1932, John and George Beauchamp opened the Kokomo Junior College in the downtown YMCA. The Junior College offered a basic two-year collegiate program. It maintained an average enrollment of approximately 75 students. In 1945, it moved to 508 West Taylor Street, which was Indiana University's first building in the city of Kokomo. Indiana University Kokomo was officially established in 1945 as one of several extension centers of Indiana University.

Academic Highlights

As of fall 2014, there were 4,180 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Indiana University Kokomo. The university serves a 14-county region in north central Indiana, and offers more than 60 Indiana University degrees, including bachelor's degrees in many arts and sciences disciplines, informatics, medical imaging technology, criminal justice, nursing, business, education, and general studies; and master's degrees in public management, business, and nursing.; and a limited number of associate degree programs.

Life in Indiana University Kokomo

Indiana University Kokomo teams, known as the Cougars, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing as a member of the River States Conference (RSC). The school had previously been part of the NAIA's Association of Independent Institutions (AII), a loose confederation of Independent institutions. Men's sports include basketball (2011–12) and cross country (2012–13); while women's sports include cross country (2012–13), volleyball (2011–12), and women's basketball (2014-2015).

School Ranking

Indiana University Kokomo is ranked #55-#70 in Regional Colleges Midwest.


The average GPA at Indiana University Kokomo is 3.25. This makes Indiana University Kokomo Moderately Competitive for GPAs. With a GPA of 3.25, Indiana University Kokomo accepts below-average students. It's OK to be a B-average student, with some A's mixed in.

Notable Alumni

Acceptance Rate

Indiana University Kokomo admissions is less selective with an acceptance rate of 80%. 

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