Northwestern College-Chicago Campus

Chicago, IL 60630
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Northwestern College-Chicago Campus is one of the sixteen private, for-profit 2-year colleges in Illinois. The campus is located in an urban area, in Chicago.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 67 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 6 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 2 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 29%). Every year 10% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

NC's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $17,280, and fees were $195. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $17,280 and $195 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students67
Student to Faculty Ratio8:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate29%

Nursing Programs

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 62.8%



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Required

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 $25
Graduates --

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$480/credit
In State Students$480/credit
Out of State Students$480/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

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 $21,600 $21,600 $21,600
ADN 70 $33,600 $33,600 $33,600
BSN 125 $60,000 $60,000 $60,000
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, 92% of Northwestern College-Chicago Campus's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 63% $1,970
Other Federal Grant 16% $1,970
State Grant & Scholarships 78% $1,600
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 14% $500
Federal Student Loans 84% $3,670
Private Loans 8% $3,670


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$26,609
$30,001 to $48,000$26,027
$48,001 to $75,000$26,027
$75,001 to $110,000$24,247
Over $110,000$29,597

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus
4829 North Lipps Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630

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