Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI) is a public institution in Indianapolis, Indiana. The university was established in 1969, after the merger of two schools. The Purdue Indianapolis Extension Center and Indiana University Indianapolis merged to become IUPUI. The campus is near downtown Indianapolis. The university offers degrees from both Indiana University and Purdue University, including over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It is also one of the largest universities in the state, with over 30,000 students enrolled during the 2015 school year. The programs are offered through 18 different schools. IUPUI was also recognized by US News & World Report for 13 consecutive years for offering a positive collegiate experience to students.

A wide range of nursing programs is available at the IUPUI School of Nursing. The undergraduate-level programs include a traditional BSN program, along with accelerated BSN, LPN to BSN, and RN to BSN. The graduate-level programs include MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, PhD, and BSN to PhD programs. All CCNE accreditation for these programs is current. Students receive a unique learning experience, as the nursing programs include clinical opportunities with students from other Indiana University health schools. Students also receive training at a state-of-the-art simulation center that recreates the environment of a real hospital. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students29,791
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 57 432
Master's degree 3 9
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 7
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 2
Doctor's degree - professional practice 1 18
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
07/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1983 - 08/01/2009
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
04/01/1968 - 06/30/2016
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
05/01/1961 - 06/30/2016
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT995 to 1190
ACT19 to 26
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

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $65
Graduates $65

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$275/credit
In State Students$275/credit
Out of State Students$958/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$352/credit
In State Students$352/credit
Out of State Students$967/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $12,375 $12,375 $43,110
ADN 70 $19,250 $19,250 $67,060
BSN 125 $34,375 $34,375 $119,750
FNP 50 $17,600 $17,600 $48,350
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 89% of Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 41% $4,618
Other Federal Grant 16% $227
State Grant & Scholarships 42% $7,129
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 57% $5,130
Federal Student Loans 51% $5,419
Private Loans 7% $10,911


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,118
$30,001 to $48,000$7,431
$48,001 to $75,000$12,121
$75,001 to $110,000$17,031
Over $110,000$18,517

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
425 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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