North Park University

Chicago, IL 60625

North Park University is one of the 82 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Illinois. Its campus is small in size and located in Chicago. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 388 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 275 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 71%).

Every year 59% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

North Park University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $27,990, and fees were $630. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $27,990 and $630 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Evangelical Covenant Church of America
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Master's degree 0 8
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 86.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1926 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
03/03/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
03/03/2000 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1000 to 1190
ACT19 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Considered but not required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$850/credit
In State Students$850/credit
Out of State Students$850/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$726/credit
In State Students$726/credit
Out of State Students$726/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 $38,250 $38,250 $38,250
ADN 70 $59,500 $59,500 $59,500
BSN 125 $106,250 $106,250 $106,250
FNP 50 $36,300 $36,300 $36,300
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 North Park 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 46% $4,562
Other Federal Grant 36% $931
State Grant & Scholarships 44% $4,279
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $10,950
Federal Student Loans 71% $5,650
Private Loans 4% $13,004


Average Net Price/year
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$17,977
$30,001 to $48,000$17,764
$48,001 to $75,000$18,188
$75,001 to $110,000$20,667
Over $110,000$24,828

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.

North Park University
3225 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

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