Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion
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 LocaleDistant Town|
|Number of Students3,072|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1010 to 1220|
|ACT||21 to 26|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Considered but not required|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program 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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$929/credit|
|In State Students||$929/credit|
|Out of State Students||$929/credit|
|In District Students||$598/credit|
|In State Students||$598/credit|
|Out of State Students||$598/credit|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||3%||$1,217|
|State Grant & Scholarships||22%||$6,369|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||93%||$13,828|
|Federal Student Loans||60%||$5,771|
$20,008Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Indiana state board of nursing.