Northwest University

Kirkland, WA 98083
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Northwest University is one of the twenty private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Washington. The campus is located in a suburb, in Kirkland.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,250 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 197 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 158 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 80%). Every year 59% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Northwest University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $29,900, and fees were $420. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $29,900 and $420 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students1,250
Student to Faculty Ratio8:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Assemblies of God Church
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 4 45
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 95%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
12/01/1973 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/20/2002 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1010 to 1230
ACT19 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor 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) 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 $30
Graduates $30

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$1,250/credit
In State Students$1,250/credit
Out of State Students$1,250/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$750/credit
In State Students$750/credit
Out of State Students$750/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 $56,250 $56,250 $56,250
ADN 70 $87,500 $87,500 $87,500
BSN 125 $156,250 $156,250 $156,250
FNP 50 $37,500 $37,500 $37,500
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, 98% of Northwest 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% $4,323
Other Federal Grant 25% $494
State Grant & Scholarships 22% $9,194
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 98% $14,931
Federal Student Loans 76% $8,590
Private Loans 10% $13,347


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$18,539
$30,001 to $48,000$16,064
$48,001 to $75,000$19,121
$75,001 to $110,000$22,671
Over $110,000$27,331

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.
Northwest University
5520 108th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98083

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