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Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
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TypePublic coeducational
ActiveSeptember 17, 1964 (1964-09-17)–June 30, 2018 (2018-06-30)
Location, ,
CampusSuburban: 688 acres (2.78 km2)[1] [2]
ColorsBlue and white[2]
AthleticsNCAA Division I
Summit League
AffiliationsPurdue University System
Indiana University
MascotDon the Mastodon
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Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) was a public university in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Founded in 1964, IPFW was a cooperatively-managed regional campus of two state university systems: Indiana University and Purdue University. IPFW hit its highest enrollment in 2014, with 13,459 undergraduate and postgraduate students[1] in nine colleges and schools, including a branch of the Indiana University School of Medicine. During its last academic year (2017–2018), IPFW had a total enrollment of 10,414 students.[3] IPFW offered more than 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs through IU or Purdue universities.[4] The university's 14 men's and women's athletic teams competed in Division I of the NCAA Summit League.

On July 1, 2018, the two universities parted company in Fort Wayne. The health sciences programs on the campus became Indiana University Fort Wayne, and the other programs became Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW).[5] About two weeks before the split took effect, the athletic program, which was inherited solely by PFW, changed its branding from Fort Wayne Mastodons to Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons.[6]

  1. ^ a b "IPFW: By the Numbers" (PDF). IPFW. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 8, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Official Colors". IPFW. Archived from the original on September 14, 2015. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  3. ^ "IPFW: By the Numbers: Fall 2017" (PDF). Purdue University Fort Wayne. Archived from the original (pdf) on July 2, 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  4. ^ "IPFW - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data". Retrieved February 23, 2012.
  5. ^ "Goodbye IPFW, hello Purdue Fort Wayne". Journal & Courier, a division of Gannett Company, Inc. April 21, 2017. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  6. ^ "Purdue Fort Wayne Branding Released" (Press release). Purdue University Fort Wayne. June 18, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018.

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