IUPUI Facts and Figures

Learn about IUPUI by the numbers

At IUPUI, we are one with the city of Indianapolis. We develop talent, educating the leaders of today and tomorrow. We produce knowledge, providing the understanding and expertise that lead to new insights and discoveries. We build our community, finding viable solutions that address real-world challenges. As researchers, educators, students, colleagues, and graduates we drive innovation, turn potential into performance, and work together to make our world a better place.

Take a look at IUPUI’s online fact sheet below to learn more about our campus’s impact.

Talent developer

IUPUI develops talent across the board, recruiting and retaining the very best faculty, staff, and students to the heart of Indianapolis. Thanks to our strong programs, wrap-around services, and powerful connections to the community, increasing numbers of students are building the foundation for a better future through higher education.

8,440Full-time faculty and staff

450+Academic programs


Master’s and grad certificates4,318
Undergrad non-degree525
Grad non-degree253

Note: These totals include students from IUPUI’s education centers in Columbus and Fort Wayne (7 percent of the student body).

  • 1,492 International students
    • Top sending countries: India (466), Saudi Arabia (219), China (190)
    • 142 countries represented
  • 620 Foreign-born scholars at IUPUI
    • Top sending countries: India (128), China (127)

  • Number of freshmen: 3,811
  • Average SAT score: 1108
  • Average high school GPA: 3.55
  • 71 percent of incoming Hoosier freshmen earned Academic Honors high school diplomas
  • Average age: 18
  • 34 percent of freshmen are students of color
  • 31.9 percent of freshmen in Indianapolis live on campus
  • 92.6 percent of freshmen are Hoosiers

Student geographic breakdown


9%Domestic non-residents

4%International students

Knowledge producer

IUPUI drives innovation and discovery in one of the most collaborative and intense concentrations of research activity in the state of Indiana.


Academic offerings

  • Comprehensive set of programs, including graduate and professional programs that are accredited and nationally-ranked
  • Ranked 12th among Tier 1 public universities for undergraduate teaching by U.S. News and World Report
  • Nationally recognized first-year experiences, learning communities, innovation, and undergraduate teaching
  • Home to one of the state’s largest engineering and technology programs
  • Home to the only school of philanthropy in the world
  • One of the largest schools of nursing in the country
  • The only school of dentistry in the state of Indiana

  • 71.5 percent of IUPUI students took at least 1 course on campus in person fall semester 2020
  • 28.5 percent of IUPUI students did all of their fall coursework online

$633 million in externally-funded research, including the IU School of Medicine.

Community builder

IUPUI works with, for, and in the community as an anchor institution with over a billion dollars in annual economic impact. With over 7,000 students graduating every year, and most of them Hoosiers, IUPUI adds to the strength of our city and our state.

  • 2019–20: 8,082 degrees conferred
    • 5,186 Undergraduate degrees
    • 2,896 Graduate and professional degrees
  • Where Jaguars Roam (based on 1st Destination Survey)
    • 64.6 percent of IUPUI graduates remain in Indianapolis
    • 91.1 percent of IUPUI graduates stay in Indiana
  • According to IUPUI Alumni Relations
    • Out of 182,000 living IUPUI alumni, 114,223 live in Indiana
    • 75.3 percent of IUPUI alumni in Indiana live in central Indiana
    • 35.9 percent of IUPUI alumni in Indiana live in Marion County
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75%of Indiana dentists graduated from IUPUI

50%of Indiana doctors graduated from IUPUI

$2.3 billion = IUPUI’s total annual economic impact according to a 2020 study