Northwest Nazarene University

Nampa, ID 83686
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Northwest Nazarene University is one of the seven private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Idaho. The campus is located in a suburb, in Nampa.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,168 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 281 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 222 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 79%). Every year 56% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Northwest Nazarene University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $28,500, and fees were $500. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $28,500 and $500 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Number of Students2,168
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Church of the Nazarene
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate79%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 6 31
Master's degree 2 23

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
09/01/1930 - 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
04/16/2011 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1030 to 1230
ACT20 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
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) 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$1,200/credit
In State Students$1,200/credit
Out of State Students$1,200/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$535/credit
In State Students$535/credit
Out of State Students$535/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 $54,000 $54,000 $54,000
ADN 70 $84,000 $84,000 $84,000
BSN 125 $150,000 $150,000 $150,000
FNP 50 $26,750 $26,750 $26,750
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, 100% of Northwest Nazarene 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 34% $4,143
Other Federal Grant 30% $775
State Grant & Scholarships 6% $2,028
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $17,510
Federal Student Loans 63% $6,193
Private Loans 12% $9,315


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$18,069
$30,001 to $48,000$15,121
$48,001 to $75,000$17,986
$75,001 to $110,000$20,888
Over $110,000$22,056

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Idaho state board of nursing.
Northwest Nazarene University
623 S. University Blvd.
Nampa, ID 83686

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