Indiana University-South Bend

South Bend, IN 46634

Indiana University-South Bend is a public institution in South Bend, Indiana, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The South Bend campus is part of Indiana University, which first began offering classes in South Bend in 1922. Students can enjoy the beautiful campus, which is located on a pedestrian mall on the St. Joseph River. The main campus is connected to the athletic fields, which are across the river, by a pedestrian bridge bearing the name of the campus. The university is organized into several schools and colleges, including the School of Nursing. IU-South Bend also has a large library, with over 600,000 volumes and over 30,000 eBooks. 

The available nursing programs at Indiana University-South Bend School of Nursing include a traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, and MSN program, which is currently accredited by the CCNE. The university also offers an Associate Degree in Nursing, which is a two-year program that prepares students for a career in nursing. After obtaining the ADN, students may work toward their BSN and their NCLEX-RN exam. Before enrolling in the traditional BSN program, incoming freshmen must enroll at Indiana University as degree-seeking students. Upon completion of the prerequisite courses, students will begin their BSN coursework, which includes clinical experience at nearby healthcare facilities.


Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. MSN
  2. BSN
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. RN to BSN
  5. ADN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 96
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 17

Nearby Nursing Schools

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

Lake Michigan College
31.06 miles away
Purdue University-North Central Campus
35.15 miles away
Western Michigan University
52.79 miles away
Indiana University-Northwest
58.07 miles away
Everest College - Merrillville
59.17 miles away
Purdue University-Calumet Campus
64.79 miles away
Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne
68.97 miles away
Chicago State University
71.62 miles away
University of Illinois at Chicago
74.91 miles away
Great Paragon Healthcare, Inc
77.53 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, Commission on Accreditation
10/24/1995 - Current
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/16/2010 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading420 to 520
SAT: Math420 to 530
SAT: Writing400 to 510
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$6,207
30k to 48k$6,810
48k to 75k$11,007
75k to 110k$14,921
Over 110k$15,616
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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

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.

More scholarships

Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Indiana state board of nursing
Indiana University-South Bend
1700 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN 46634

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