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University of Indiana
Indiana University
Indiana University seal.svg
Latin: Indianensis Universitas
MottoLux et Veritas
(Light and Truth)
TypePublic University system
EstablishedJanuary 20, 1820; 200 years ago (1820-01-20)
Academic affiliations
Endowment$1.986 billion
PresidentMichael McRobbie
Academic staff
8,733 university-wide[1]
Students110,436 university-wide[1]
Undergraduates89,176 university-wide[1]
Postgraduates21,260 university-wide[1]
39°10?N 86°30?W / 39.167°N 86.500°W / 39.167; -86.500Coordinates: 39°10?N 86°30?W / 39.167°N 86.500°W / 39.167; -86.500
Campus3,640 acres (14.7 km2) across 9 campuses[1]
ColorsCream and Crimson    
MascotReferred to as "The Hoosiers"
Indiana University logotype.svg
A hand-written document
The State Seminary Act, passed by Indiana's General Assembly on January 20, 1820 to establish Indiana University.

Indiana University (IU) is a system of public universities in the state of Indiana.[2] Indiana University has a combined student body of more than 110,000 students, which includes approximately 46,000 students enrolled at the Indiana University Bloomington campus.[1]


Indiana University has two core campuses and seven regional campuses. Each one of the campuses is an accredited, four-year degree-granting institution.

The flagship campus of Indiana University is located in Bloomington.[3]

In addition to its core campuses, Indiana University comprises seven extensions throughout Indiana:[8]


According to the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), the value of the endowment of the Indiana University and affiliated foundations in 2016 is over $1.986 billion.[9] The annual budget across all campuses totals over $3 Billion.[10]

The Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation (IURTC) is a not-for-profit agency that assists IU faculty and researchers in realizing the commercial potential of their discoveries. Since 1997, university clients have been responsible for more than 1,800 inventions, nearly 500 patents, and 38 start-up companies.[11]

In the 2016 Fiscal Year alone, the IURTC was issued 53 U.S. patents and 112 global patents.[12]

Notable alumni

Suzanne Collins (1985), Author of the Hunger Games series

Notable faculty



Indiana University has three medals to recognize individuals.[14]

  • The University Medal, the only IU medal that requires approval from the Board of Trustees, was created in 1982 by then IU President John W. Ryan and is the highest award bestowed by the University. It honors individuals for singular or noteworthy contributions, including service to the university and achievement in arts, letters, science, and law. The first recipient was Thomas T. Solley, former director of the IU Art Museum.[14][15]
  • Indiana University President's Medal for Excellence honors individuals for distinction in public service, service to Indiana University, achievement in a profession, and/or extraordinary merit and achievement in the arts, humanities, science, education, and industry.[14] The first recipients were member of the Beaux Arts Trio on September 20, 1985.
  • Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medallion "recognizes individuals who are shining examples of the values of IU and the universal academic community." President Ryan was the first to award this honor. It was first awarded to the president of Nanjing University on July 21, 1986. It honors individuals for distinction in public office or service, a significant relationship to Indiana University or Indiana, significant service to IU programs, students, or faculty, significant contribution to research or support for research.[14]

Indiana University has several ways to recognize the accomplishments of faculty.[16]

  • Distinguished Professorships - Indiana University's most prestigious academic appointment
  • University Distinguished Teaching Awards - recognizing "shining examples of dedication and excellence"
  • Thomas Ehrlich Award for Excellence in Service Learning - recognizing excellence in service-learning. The recipient is also the IU nominee for the national Campus Compact Thomas Ehrlich Award for Service Learning.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "2011-12 IU Factbook". Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana). Retrieved .
  2. ^ "CHE: Institutional Missions". Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Campuses: Indiana University". Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "About". Indiana University Bloomington. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Schools". Indiana University Bloomington. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "About IUPUI". Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Schools". Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ Regional Campus Agreement
  9. ^ "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2016 Endowment Market Value and Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY2015 to FY2016" (PDF). NACUBO and Commonfund Institute. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-02-15. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Fast Facts about IU".
  11. ^ "The Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation (IURTC)".
  12. ^ "IU Fast Facts (See: #5)".
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-05-01. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ a b c d "Medals". Indiana University Office of University Ceremonies. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "IU President McRobbie presents University Medal to Elinor and Vincent Ostrom". Retrieved .
  16. ^ "Medals". Indiana University Office of University Ceremonies. Retrieved .

Further reading

  • Capshew, James H. Herman B Wells: The Promise of the American University (Indiana University Press, 2012) 460 pp (excerpt and text search)
  • Clark, Thomas D. Indiana University, Midwest Pioneer, Volume I: The Early Years (1970)
  • Clark, Thomas D. Indiana University: Midwestern Pioneer, Vol II In Mid-Passage (1973)
  • Clark, Thomas D. Indiana University: Midwestern Pioneer: Volume III/ Years of Fulfillment (1977) covers 1938-68 with emphasis on Wells.
  • Gray, Donald J., ed. The Department of English at Indiana University, Bloomington, 1868-1970 (1974)
  • Gros Louis, Kenneth., "Herman B Wells and the Legacy of Leadership at Indiana University" Indiana Magazine of History (2007) 103#3 pp 290-301 online

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