Indiana University-South Bend

South Bend, IN 46634
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Indiana University-South Bend is a public institution in South Bend, Indiana, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The South Bend campus is part of Indiana University, which first began offering classes in South Bend in 1922. Students can enjoy the beautiful campus, which is located on a pedestrian mall on the St. Joseph River. The main campus is connected to the athletic fields, which are across the river, by a pedestrian bridge bearing the name of the campus. The university is organized into several schools and colleges, including the School of Nursing. IU-South Bend also has a large library, with over 600,000 volumes and over 30,000 eBooks. 

The available nursing programs at Indiana University-South Bend School of Nursing include a traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, and MSN program, which is currently accredited by the CCNE. The university also offers an Associate Degree in Nursing, which is a two-year program that prepares students for a career in nursing. After obtaining the ADN, students may work toward their BSN and their NCLEX-RN exam. Before enrolling in the traditional BSN program, incoming freshmen must enroll at Indiana University as degree-seeking students. Upon completion of the prerequisite courses, students will begin their BSN coursework, which includes clinical experience at nearby healthcare facilities.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students5,385
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 16 83
Master's degree 0 13
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, Commission on Accreditation
10/24/1995 - Current
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/16/2010 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT930 to 1120
ACT18 to 24
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, 88% of Indiana University-South Bend's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 46% $4,598
Other Federal Grant 14% $198
State Grant & Scholarships 41% $5,260
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 38% $2,216
Federal Student Loans 47% $5,028
Private Loans 1% $8,371


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$5,204
$30,001 to $48,000$6,007
$48,001 to $75,000$9,708
$75,001 to $110,000$13,633
Over $110,000$14,049

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Indiana state board of nursing.
Indiana University-South Bend
1700 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN 46634

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