IU South Bend prides itself on its top-notch faculty; over 300 full-time and 200 part-time faculty provide students with personal attention due to smaller student to professor ratios.
IU South Bend’s 2014–2020 strategic plan includes a commitment to advance diversity and open-mindedness and to create a civil, welcoming, and caring culture for all. Of over 7,500 students, 24% self-identify as minorities. The population of Hispanic students is approaching 10% and IU South Bend has seen significant increases in the admission of African American students. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates who have mentored minorities or other underrepresented groups are encouraged to highlight such efforts in the application.