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Study at Indiana University East

Indiana University East, also known as IU East, is located in Richmond, Indiana, United States. It was founded on July 1, 1971. The college opened its doors in 1972, and the first classes were held with 633 students. The first chancellor of the university was Alexander Schilt. The campus spreads across an area of more than 170 acres and has four academic buildings. The first building, Whitewater Hall, was completed in 1976. It offers more than 50 degree programs and is divided into the following academic schools:

  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Continuing Studies
  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Natural Science and Mathematics
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Social Work
IU East is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and participates in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Their sports teams are called the Red Wolves.

Profile of Indiana University East

Students attend IU East in Richmond, IN, a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. IU East degrees go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in family and social work and nursing and emergency medicine.

IU East Selectivity

IU East is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 400. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 400 and 510.


IU East has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

There are 2, 266 students at the school .

Student Life

A lot of students at IU East attend part-time.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Indiana University East is a regional campus of Indiana University, serving residents of east-central Indiana and west-central Ohio seeking baccalaureate degrees, selected associate and graduate degrees, and opportunities for life-long learning. Indiana University East focuses on student success by challenging students to grow intellectually and interpersonally in a supportive and scholarly environment. Indiana University East is committed to achieving the goal of the full diversity of the region it serves among its students, faculty and staff and to creating an environment which supports that diversity. Through its commitment to student success and the wise use of its human and other resources, Indiana University East promotes the economic development and the educational and cultural well-being of the communities we serve. (Approved by East Faculty Senate 12/7/2004)"

IU East Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts71general studies, English, humanities
Religion and Philosophy64religion
Nursing and Emergency Medicine58registered nursing
Family and Social Work24social work, human services
Education and Teaching23elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Business and Management22business
Security and Law Enforcement20criminal justice and safety
Science12natural sciences, biology
Therapy and Counselling7psychology
Media3communication studies
Art Studies1art studies
Computer Science and Engineering1computer support

Contact: IU East

Indiana University East

2325 Chester Blvd

Richmond, IN 47374

General Phone: (765) 973-8200


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