Indiana University-Northwest

Gary, IN 46408

Indiana University-Northwest is located in Gary, Indiana. It is a public institution with both undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs and it is a regional campus of the Indiana University system, along with five other campuses. The campus was established in 1963 in the northwest corner of the state. Located in Gary, Indiana, students are just 25 miles from downtown Chicago and a short drive from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Lake Michigan. Students can enjoy a variety of flexible programs, with full-time and part-time programs offered during the day, nights, and weekends. The Indiana University-Northwest campus is organized into two colleges and two schools. 

Indiana University-Northwest School of Nursing offers two different options for those seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Students may enroll in a traditional BSN program or an accelerated BSN program, both of which are accredited by the ACEN. The School of Nursing is part of the College of Health and Human Services, which gives students the chance to collaborate with other students that are currently enrolled in other healthcare fields. Through the Inter-Professional Education Project, nursing students work with other medical students on a combined project. Additional experience is provided by training at a state-of-the-art learning laboratory and doing clinical work at clinics throughout the region, including in the Chicago area.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. ADN Closed in 2007
  3. Accelerated BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 79

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Indiana University-Northwest

Everest College - Merrillville
6.48 miles away
Purdue University-Calumet Campus
7.25 miles away
Chicago State University
17.95 miles away
Coalition of African American Nurses, Inc.
20.64 miles away
Governors State University
20.95 miles away
Purdue University-North Central Campus
22.97 miles away
University of Illinois at Chicago
27.12 miles away
Great Paragon Healthcare, Inc
34.74 miles away
CMK Healthcare
35.42 miles away
International Career Institute
36.36 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1968 - 12/30/2007
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
05/01/1981 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/20/2002 - 06/30/2012



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading420 to 500
SAT: Math400 to 510
SAT: Writing400 to 500
ACT Composite18 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$5,142
30k to 48k$6,124
48k to 75k$9,285
75k to 110k$13,061
Over 110k$13,558
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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Non-resident alien

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Indiana Nursing Scholarship Fund Program

The scholarship is for full-time or part-time students admitted to a participating nursing school in Indiana. Must be a U.S. citizen, an Indiana resident and agree to work in an Indiana health [...]

Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship

Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship is awarded annually to Indiana high schools graduates who will attend an Indiana college or university and [...]

Mildred B. Price Nursing Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be a resident of Grant, Hamilton, Knox, Pulaski, Madison, Sullivan, White, or Starke County who is enrolled in or accepted to a four-year baccalaureate program for nursing at an [...]

Marilyn Tomey Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Henry County high school who will attend a college or university in Indiana pursuing a four-year degree in nursing. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduate of a high school in Indiana who is attending or will attend a college or university in Indiana and majoring in dietetics, nursing, or technology education.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Indiana state board of nursing
Indiana University-Northwest
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408

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