Importance of Engagement
IU is serving Hoosiers by increasing accessibility and applying its resources and expertise for their benefit.
Indiana University and the daily lives of Indiana residents are inextricably intertwined. Over 250,000 IU graduates live and work in Indiana: 58 percent of physicians, 75 percent of lawyers, 40 percent of nurses, 36 percent of teachers, 64 percent of optometrists, and 90 percent of dentists.
Engagement in the economic growth of Indiana is a responsibility and an obligation for IU as a public university. With eight locations across the state, 80 percent of Hoosiers are within an hour's drive of an IU campus. Each IU campus plays a central role in contributing to the economic vitality of the region in which it is located.