Lewis University

Romeoville, IL 60446
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students6,506
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 0 0
Post-master's certificate 1 2
Doctor's degree - other 0 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT940 to 1230
ACT21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
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$913/credit
In State Students$913/credit
Out of State Students$913/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$795/credit
In State Students$795/credit
Out of State Students$795/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 $41,085 $41,085 $41,085
ADN 70 $63,910 $63,910 $63,910
BSN 125 $114,125 $114,125 $114,125
FNP 50 $39,750 $39,750 $39,750
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, 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
Pell Grant 35% $4,784
Other Federal Grant 7% $3,671
State Grant & Scholarships 37% $4,745
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $15,740
Federal Student Loans 73% $5,706
Private Loans 10% $15,204


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$15,443
$30,001 to $48,000$15,728
$48,001 to $75,000$17,461
$75,001 to $110,000$22,403
Over $110,000$23,710

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.
Lewis University
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446

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