Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion

Marion, IN 46953
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students3,072
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.6%

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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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1010 to 1220
ACT21 to 26
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

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).

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$929/credit
In State Students$929/credit
Out of State Students$929/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$598/credit
In State Students$598/credit
Out of State Students$598/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 $41,805 $41,805 $41,805
ADN 70 $65,030 $65,030 $65,030
BSN 125 $116,125 $116,125 $116,125
FNP 50 $29,900 $29,900 $29,900
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, 93% of Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 31% $4,418
Other Federal Grant 3% $1,217
State Grant & Scholarships 22% $6,369
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 93% $13,828
Federal Student Loans 60% $5,771
Private Loans 11% $7,162


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$15,597
$30,001 to $48,000$13,898
$48,001 to $75,000$17,610
$75,001 to $110,000$20,299
Over $110,000$25,577

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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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Indiana state board of nursing.
Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion
4201 South Washington Street
Marion, IN 46953

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