Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion

Marion, IN 46953

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion (IWU) is a private not-for-profit institution in Marion, Indiana that offers both undergrad and graduate programs. It is the largest private university in the state of Indiana, with over 15,000 students enrolled during the 2017 school year. IWU is affiliated with the Wesleyan Church and was founded in 1920. The campus is in Marion, Indiana, which is a small city located along the Mississinewa River. The university has invested nearly $250 million renovating the campus that sits on 345-acres of land in Marion. Most of the renovations were used to add more buildings to accommodate the growing student body. The university has also received honors, ranking as one of the top universities in the Midwest for several years. 

The IWU School of Nursing helps mentor and motivate students to succeed. Students can choose from several CCNE-accredited nursing programs, depending on their existing education. For new nursing students, there is a traditional BSN program. The university also offers RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, and MSN programs. The RN to BSN program is offered online and on-campus, providing registered nurses with a hybrid learning experience that helps accommodate their work schedules. With the traditional BSN program, the school combines coursework and clinical practice to give students a well-rounded education.


Campus LocaleTown: Distant
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate82%

Nursing Programs Offered

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

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 155
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 0

Nearby Nursing Schools

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

Huntington University
27.62 miles away
Anderson University
28.06 miles away
University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne
46.86 miles away
Marian University
56.36 miles away
University of Indianapolis
61.17 miles away
Goshen College
72.71 miles away
Saint Josephs College
82.83 miles away
Bethel College-Indiana
84.65 miles away
Defiance College
86.91 miles away
Saint Mary's College
87.72 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
02/01/2013 - Current
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1966 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
03/03/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
03/03/2000 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading460 to 590
SAT: Math460 to 580
SAT: Writing460 to 570
ACT Composite21 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
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$15,026
30k to 48k$14,386
48k to 75k$16,608
75k to 110k$19,888
Over 110k$25,356
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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
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 Wesleyan University-Marion
4201 South Washington Street
Marion, IN 46953

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