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The foundation you need to succeed

Undergrad Research
Undergraduate research is an essential piece of the overall learning experience at Indiana University Kokomo. You'll find many instances of students and faculty doing scholarly work together in all areas of academic study. Here, Aubrey Sherman has that opportunity as she researches relative age effects with David Hancock, assistant professor of health sciences.
Doug Showalter
As a student, Douglas Charles Showalter dreamed of big city life, and of making his living as a working musician. He’s living out that dream, playing guitar with country star Cam.
Mohammad Almalag
When he pulled up to the drive up window at a Kokomo fast food restaurant, Mohammad Almalag was surprised to see one of his most talented informatics students serving up his coffee. The restaurant job helped the student pay the bills while attending school, but Almalag was concerned it wasn’t assisting him in meeting his career goals.
Anthony Rentz
Even a CEO has to do his homework. Anthony Rentz balances his final semester of Indiana University Kokomo classes, a full-time job at a local school, and owning a video production business. He looks forward to completing a B.S. in New Media Communication in May, so he can concentrate on his company.
  • 18:1

    Student to faculty ratio

  • 400+

    Number of scholarships

  • 21

    Average class size

  • 4,178

    Total student enrollment

  • 7

    Varsity sports teams

Meaningful relationships that last a lifetime

Building future leaders

The annual leadership retreat, sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, provides a chance to learn real-life skills that help both in academic and work experiences. The retreat, held each year at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, includes workshop on the basics of leadership: Time management, delegation, decision-making, bystander conduct, and working with diverse groups. Participants also take part in a wide variety of teambuilding challenge activities, meet new friends, and enjoy recreational activities.

Earn a prestigious IU degree for about $7,100 per year

Endless innovation

Hands-on Science

An interest in ecology that began in a Japanese middle school leads Hisako Masuda to a career seeking innovative ways to reduce plastics in landfills. Masuda, assistant professor of biochemistry at Indiana University Kokomo, researches ways to break down a specific type of nylon through bacterial means.

Why we love Kokomo

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    The Spirit of IU

    We uphold a culture rich in tradition and excellence - a culture that penetrates and inspires everything we do every day at IU Kokomo. It’s a state of mind that connects us and drives us forward.

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    A Vibrant Community

    In the summer we listen to live music downtown after a stop at the city farmers' market and later we enjoy one of our favorite culinary hot spots. Kokomo's an exciting place to call home.

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    Arts and Culture

    We’re a place with deep roots in innovation, creativity, and discovery. From artisan glassworks to the invention of the first gas-powered engine, Kokomo has a rich history of dreamers, doers, and artists.

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    Love of the Outdoors

    We take recreation seriously, and with miles and miles of trails, canoeing and kayaking, golf courses, and cycling trails, Kokomo has everything you need for your next outdoor adventure.

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    The Heart of it All

    Located just 50 short miles north of Indianapolis and less than 3 hours from Chicago, Kokomo has the soul of a small community in close proximity to some world-class Midwestern cities.

Be IU Kokomo #myiuk

Crazy for cougar country

Go Cougars!

Congratulations to our fall athletes, including volleyball, and men's and women's cross country and golf. Keep watching our athletics web page for updates on all of our teams.
Last updated: 11/09/2015