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Indiana University- Kokomo appears in these rankings:

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30 Best Value Colleges and Universities in Indiana

Indiana University- Kokomo was first opened by brothers John and George Beauchamp in 1932 as Kokomo Junior College with an inaugural class of 75. After moving from its original YMCA location in 1945, IU Kokomo was admitted into the nine-campus Indiana University system. Today, IUK is a comprehensive four-year public co-educational higher learning institution serving a 14-county region of north central Indiana. Indiana University- Kokomo is located on a 51-acre urban campus in the small city of Kokomo between Alto and Indian Heights. IUK enrolls around 2,700 undergraduates and 1,500 post-graduates each year.

The U.S. News and World Report has ranked Indiana University- Kokomo among its top-tier Midwest regional colleges. Washington Monthly named IUK the 263rd best baccalaureate university for civic engagement in America. Consistently, IU Kokomo is included within the Princeton Review's "Best in the Midwest" schools. Indiana University- Kokomo was also included among the publication's "Best 296 Business Schools" nationally. In 2012, IUK was honored by winning the UEDA Excellence in Leadership and Collaboration Award. Indiana University has placed in the top 40 best public values by Kiplinger's Personal Finance too.

Indiana University- Kokomo Accreditation Details

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC-NCA) has regionally accredited Indiana University- Kokomo. This accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for Title IV funding. Business degrees are accredited through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Nursing programs meet the standards of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Indiana State Board of Nursing. Teaching degrees have approval from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Allied health programs are also accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Indiana University- Kokomo Application Requirements

With an acceptance rate of 67 percent, Indiana University- Kokomo has selective admissions criteria. First-year applicants must have graduated from an Indiana high school or comparable out-of-state institution. Students are required to hold an Academic Honors or Core 40 diploma. Scoring at least 57 on GED equivalency tests is also acceptable. IUK applicants should rank in the upper half of their high school class. On average, admitted students have an average GPA of 3.06. Freshmen under 21 years old must submit scores of at least 950 on the SAT or 20 on the ACT. All first-time students must also take a placement test at the Kelley Student Center.

Undergraduate transfers can be admitted with 12 or more college-level credits from another regionally accredited school. Incoming transfers must be in good standing at their previous college with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Applicants who've completed the Indiana Statewide General Education Core (STGEC) can transfer a minimum of 30 credits. Non-U.S. citizens must display English proficiency with TOEFL scores over 61 (Internet-based) or 530 (paper-based). Graduate students must hold a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or foreign equivalent. It's preferred that master's applicants carry a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

Before the admissions deadlines of August 1st and December 1st, interested students should apply to Indiana University- Kokomo by sending:

• Completed online university application
• $35 non-refundable application fee (unless waived)
• Official high school and/or college transcripts
• Standardized test score reports
• Criminal activity disclosure form
• One letter of recommendation (optional)

Tuition and Financial Aid

Undergraduate students from Indiana will pay $211.61 per credit hour. Non-resident undergrad learners at IUK must afford $592.88 per credit. In general, graduate students living in Indiana are charged $268.91 per credit hour. Non-resident graduates are billed $622.53 per credit. Yet, the MBA and MPM programs cost $320.19 (in-state) and $718.30 (out-of-state) per credit hour. Online courses from Indiana University- Kokomo have an additional $50 distance fee. Other mandatory costs include the $171.72 technology fee and $63.72 student activity fee per semester. Room and board is estimated to cost $7,016 yearly.

Around 78 percent of beginning full-time IUK students receive financial aid. Students can borrow money via the Federal Stafford, Federal Perkins, Direct Grad PLUS, or Nursing loans. Federal Work-Study (FWS) offers minimum wage work on-campus for students enrolled at least half-time. Certain students may qualify for the Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG Grant, TEACH Grant, or Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant. In-state residents may be eligible for the Frank O'Bannon Grant, 21st Century Scholars Program, or Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grant. There's also the EARN Indiana program. Over 400 scholarships are awarded, including the STAR Scholarship, Direct Admit Scholarship, Out of State Scholarship, and Transfer Scholarship.

Degrees Available at IU Kokomo

Indiana University- Kokomo is split into five academic divisions: the School of Business, School of Education, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Sciences. Currently, students can choose from 36 undergraduate, eight pre-professional, and 13 graduate programs. Thanks to the low student-faculty ratio of 16:1, nearly half of IUK classes have fewer than 20 students. Students benefit from Honors programs, internships, research assistantships, and overseas study. Two sample programs offered are:

B.S. in Biochemistry

Newly created in 2015, the B.S. in Biochemistry program at IU Kokomo is designed to prepare undergraduate students with the foundation for health-related professional schools. Requiring at least 120 credits, the curriculum fulfills all requirements for the IU School of Medicine M.D. program. Coursework will delve into topics like organic chemistry, physical chemistry, physiology, biosynthesis, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, physics, genetics, enzyme kinetics, and catabolism. All senior B.S. students work directly in research labs to complete an independent study project.

Master of Public Management (MPM)

Available in an on-site, online, or hybrid format, the Master of Public Management (MPM) program is highly regarded for preparing IUK graduate students to cope with challenging issues as effective, ethical public service leaders. Housed in the AACSB-accredited School of Business, the 39-credit program offers a Public Management, Health Management, or Double Track for concentration. Courses explore statistics, decision making, administrative ethics, economics, finance, human resources, executive leadership, public policy, and law. All MPM students are required to complete a experiential practicum in public administration.

Other unique degrees available at Indiana University- Kokomo include the B.S. in Respiratory Therapy, B.S. in Cytotechnology, B.S. in Health Information Administration, B.S. in Medical Imaging Technology, B.S. in Nuclear Medicine Technology, A.S. in Paramedic Science, and M.S.N. in Nursing Education.

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