Trinity Christian College

Palos Heights, IL 60463
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Trinity Christian College is one of the eighty-two private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Illinois. The campus is located in a suburb, in Palos Heights.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,192 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 192 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 165 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 86%). Every year 69% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Trinity Christian College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $28,200, and fees were $475. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $28,200 and $475 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students1,192
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate86%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 98.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1976 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
05/03/2003 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1055 to 1195
ACT19 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies 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 $50

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$942/credit
In State Students$942/credit
Out of State Students$942/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$611/credit
In State Students$611/credit
Out of State Students$611/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 $42,390 $42,390 $42,390
ADN 70 $65,940 $65,940 $65,940
BSN 125 $117,750 $117,750 $117,750
FNP 50 $30,550 $30,550 $30,550
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 Trinity Christian College'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% $4,051
Other Federal Grant 11% $972
State Grant & Scholarships 26% $4,489
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $15,282
Federal Student Loans 75% $6,012
Private Loans 12% $10,600


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$17,204
$30,001 to $48,000$19,611
$48,001 to $75,000$21,471
$75,001 to $110,000$21,414
Over $110,000$24,889

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
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.
Trinity Christian College
6601 W College Dr
Palos Heights, IL 60463

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