Class of 2021

Celebrating the Class of 2021

Congratulations to the Class of 2021, who overcame it all to finish #IUNstrong.

They experienced late nights, early mornings, significant balancing acts, and, in the last year, likely faced a few internet outages and dropped Zoom meetings. 😃

To reach this goal, they dug deep, worked hard and gave it their all.

But, in the end … they did it.

While we are proud of each and every student, below are a few graduates who exhibit true RedHawk resilience.

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Members of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 this is my charge to you. 

Keep what is good; change what needs to be changed, with wisdom; take pride in your work.

You are a special group.

And after confronting a global pandemic, there is no one better prepared to bring the principles of ‘We are in this Together’ back to our communities. 

Graduates, I challenge you today. Let your light shine bright. Always remember you are braver than you think and stronger than you seem. 

And may it be said in years to come that it was graduates like you who confronted and conquered the most difficult challenges of today and gained the respect, gratitude and admiration of all. 

Classes 2020 and 2021, I honor and salute you.

Fun Facts

Indiana University Northwest will confer 695 degrees this year. The Class of 2021 will collectively receive 36 associate degrees, 561 bachelor’s degrees, and 98 master’s degrees.

The oldest student graduating is 68 years old and the youngest is 20, and 75 percent of graduates identify as female. The most popular degree type is a bachelor of arts, followed by a bachelor of nursing. Nearly 40 percent of the graduating class are first-generation college students and more than 50 percent are over the age of 25.

Friendships that never fade