Indiana University-Northwest

Gary, IN 46408
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students4,055
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate69%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 9 63
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 93.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT890 to 1093
ACT17 to 22
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

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).
Application fee
Undergrads $35
Graduates $40

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$220/credit
In State Students$220/credit
Out of State Students$614/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$285/credit
In State Students$285/credit
Out of State Students$672/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 $9,900 $9,900 $27,630
ADN 70 $15,400 $15,400 $42,980
BSN 125 $27,500 $27,500 $76,750
FNP 50 $14,250 $14,250 $33,600
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, 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
Pell Grant 42% $4,824
Other Federal Grant 23% $480
State Grant & Scholarships 34% $4,836
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 24% $3,789
Federal Student Loans 42% $5,400
Private Loans 1% $4,922


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$3,528
$30,001 to $48,000$5,401
$48,001 to $75,000$10,004
$75,001 to $110,000$12,579
Over $110,000$13,372

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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 University-Northwest
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408

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