IU Kokomo attracts a “larger population of older students” of “all forms and fashions,” with “many women and minorities” filling out the ranks. MBAs here tend to be “normal, everyday people trying to better themselves in tough economic times,” and most often have a full-time job. They have “multiple demands on their time” in addition to school, including careers and, quite often, family obligations, so the school is usually “close to home” for all who attend. “My teammates for group work have been strong contributors, leaving no one person with a disproportionate work load. Our work groups are committed to getting as much done as possible just before or just after classes meet, as we are all busy otherwise, and that works well for everyone.” Though most are “very friendly and helpful,” some “tend to stick together with fellow students from the same employer” and are “not always welcoming to outsiders.”IU Kokomo is “strictly a commuter campus” where students “come in, go to class, and leave,” so “there are relatively few gatherings as with other traditional campuses.” Despite the lack of socializing, there are few complaints, as this is specifically what most students are here for. “The format of the classes is set up in a way that it’s possible to have a life while earning your degree. The value of the program is amazing.” It is worth highlighting the efforts of the MBA Association (MBAA), which organizes social and intellectual events for those students who do spend time on campus. The school invites business leaders as part of its distinguished lecture series, enabling students to learn from some of the business world’s top players. Some here feel that “the safety of students attending night classes is an issue. I never see security at night, and the lighting could be better.” Statistics indicate that the city of Kokomo has a below average rate of crimes, such as assault, robbery, and automobile theft.