Indiana University-Northwest is located in Gary, Indiana. It is a public institution with both undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs and it is a regional campus of the Indiana University system, along with five other campuses. The campus was established in 1963 in the northwest corner of the state. Located in Gary, Indiana, students are just 25 miles from downtown Chicago and a short drive from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Lake Michigan. Students can enjoy a variety of flexible programs, with full-time and part-time programs offered during the day, nights, and weekends. The Indiana University-Northwest campus is organized into two colleges and two schools.
Indiana University-Northwest School of Nursing offers two different options for those seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Students may enroll in a traditional BSN program or an accelerated BSN program, both of which are accredited by the ACEN. The School of Nursing is part of the College of Health and Human Services, which gives students the chance to collaborate with other students that are currently enrolled in other healthcare fields. Through the Inter-Professional Education Project, nursing students work with other medical students on a combined project. Additional experience is provided by training at a state-of-the-art learning laboratory and doing clinical work at clinics throughout the region, including in the Chicago area.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students4,055|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
12/01/1968 - 12/30/2007
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
05/01/1981 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/20/2002 - 06/30/2012
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||890 to 1093|
|ACT||17 to 22|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$220/credit|
|In State Students||$220/credit|
|Out of State Students||$614/credit|
|In District Students||$285/credit|
|In State Students||$285/credit|
|Out of State Students||$672/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, 85% of Indiana University-Northwest'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||23%||$480|
|State Grant & Scholarships||34%||$4,836|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||24%||$3,789|
|Federal Student Loans||42%||$5,400|
$6,736Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$3,528|
|$30,001 to $48,000$5,401|
|$48,001 to $75,000$10,004|
|$75,001 to $110,000$12,579|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Indiana state board of nursing.