Purdue University Northwest
Hammond, IN 46323
Purdue University-Calumet Campus is part of Purdue University, which is a public institution with a total of four campuses. This campus was combined with the North Central campus in 2016 to establish Purdue University Northwest. The Calumet campus is located in Hammond, Indiana, while the North Central campus is in Westville, Indiana. The Hammond location is just 25 miles from downtown Chicago and a short drive from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The campus has its own fitness center and provides students with access to the Challenger Learning Center. Annual student enrollment is approximately 10,500 students.
There are several undergraduate-level nursing programs available at Purdue University-Calumet Campus, including accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, LPN to BSN, and traditional BSN programs. An MSN program is also offered at the university. These programs are all accredited by the ACEN. The RN to BSN program is offered online and is intended for registered nurses seeking their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The program is designed to be completed in 16 months. However, the schedule is flexible, allowing registered nurses to fit their coursework around their work schedule. The master’s degree program offers two areas of concentration – Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist and Family Nurse Practitioner.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Student to Faculty Ratio19:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Offered
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||0|
NCLEX-RN Passrate History
NCLEX-RN passrate history of Purdue University Northwest as reported by Indiana state board of nursing.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
12/01/1967 - 05/30/2008
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
03/01/1988 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
04/01/1975 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||970 to 1170|
|ACT||19 to 25|
|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) 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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$253|
|In State Students||$253|
|Out of State Students||$571|
|In District Students||$307|
|In State Students||$307|
|Out of State Students||$655|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 84% of Purdue University Northwest's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||14%||$404|
|State Grant & Scholarships||29%||$4,789|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||32%||$4,445|
|Federal Student Loans||46%||$4,997|
$9,725Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$7,404|
|$30,001 to $48,000$7,064|
|$48,001 to $75,000$12,322|
|$75,001 to $110,000$14,615|
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The scholarship is for full-time or part-time students admitted to a participating nursing school in Indiana. Must be a U.S. citizen, an Indiana resident and agree to work in an Indiana health ...
Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship is awarded annually to Indiana high schools graduates who will attend an Indiana college or university and ...
Applicant must be a resident of Grant, Hamilton, Knox, Pulaski, Madison, Sullivan, White, or Starke County who is enrolled in or accepted to a four-year baccalaureate program for nursing at an ...
Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Henry County high school who will attend a college or university in Indiana pursuing a four-year degree in nursing. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.
Applicant must be a graduate of a high school in Indiana who is attending or will attend a college or university in Indiana and majoring in dietetics, nursing, or technology education.
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Indiana state board of nursing.