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Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne

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Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne (IPFW) is a regional university campus located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As a joint campus of Indiana University and Purdue University, IPFW offers undergraduate and graduate degrees from both universities among its 175 academic programs.

Motto: One University. Two Great Names.
Chancellor Michael A. Wartell
School type Public
Religious affiliation None
Founded 1917
Location Fort Wayne, Indiana
Enrollment 10,878 undergrad
877 post-grad.
Faculty 340
Endowment $12 million
Campus surroundings Medium-sized city
Campus size 565 acres (2.3 km²)
Mascot Mastodon


In 1917, Indiana University started offering courses in Fort Wayne to 142 students in 12 courses. At a separate location, Purdue started the Purdue University Center in 1947. The two campuses merged in 1964 and opened a joint location, the present campus, in northeast Fort Wayne on the banks of the St. Joseph River.

Schools and Divisions

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business and Management Sciences
  • Continuing Studies
  • Education
  • Engineering, Technology and Computer Science
  • Health Sciences
  • Labor Studies
  • Organizational Leadership and Supervision
  • Public and Environmental Affairs
  • Visual and Performing Arts


With the Mastodon as their mascot, IPFW athletes compete as a NCAA Division IA school in the Mid-American Conference in tennis and the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association. Otherwise, they do not have conference affiliation.

Notable alumni

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Last updated: 05-15-2005 13:40:22