Lewis University is a private university in Romeoville, Illinois. The university currently offers over 100 programs, including more than 80 undergraduate programs. Lewis University was founded in 1932 by the Archdiocese of Chicago. In recent years, the university has been recognized as a leading institution of higher learning in the region. They were recognized as one of the best colleges in the region for two consecutive years by US News and World Report and The Princeton Review. While the university is regarded as one of the top universities for aviation and transportation studies, they also offer several nursing programs.
The nursing programs available at Lewis University College of Nursing and Health Professionals include accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, and traditional BSN programs. Those who have already obtained their BSN degrees may choose to enroll in the MSN program. These programs were accredited by the CCNE in 2002 and the accreditations are still current. The nursing college has partnered with many local facilities to give students hands-on clinical experience. These partnerships include more than 54 clinical sites and 120 healthcare partners. The graduate-level programs are offered online, giving working adults more convenience for completing their studies around their busy schedules.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students6,506|
|Student to Faculty Ratio13:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1963 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/20/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/20/2002 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||940 to 1230|
|ACT||21 to 26|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies 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||$913/credit|
|In State Students||$913/credit|
|Out of State Students||$913/credit|
|In District Students||$795/credit|
|In State Students||$795/credit|
|Out of State Students||$795/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, 99% of Lewis University'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||7%||$3,671|
|State Grant & Scholarships||37%||$4,745|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||99%||$15,740|
|Federal Student Loans||73%||$5,706|
$19,967Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$15,443|
|$30,001 to $48,000$15,728|
|$48,001 to $75,000$17,461|
|$75,001 to $110,000$22,403|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.