Whitworth University

Spokane, WA 99251
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Whitworth University is one of the twenty private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Washington. The campus is located in a suburb, in Spokane.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,627 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 505 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 429 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 85%). Every year 75% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Whitworth University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $41,086, and fees were $1,100. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $41,086 and $1,100 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students2,627
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate85%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 1 19

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
09/01/1933 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/09/2004 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1090 to 1310
ACT23 to 29
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Considered but not required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not 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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,712/credit
In State Students$1,712/credit
Out of State Students$1,712/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$674/credit
In State Students$674/credit
Out of State Students$674/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 $77,040 $77,040 $77,040
ADN 70 $119,840 $119,840 $119,840
BSN 125 $214,000 $214,000 $214,000
FNP 50 $33,700 $33,700 $33,700
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 Whitworth 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 26% $4,342
Other Federal Grant 24% $817
State Grant & Scholarships 17% $9,041
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 98% $23,129
Federal Student Loans 64% $6,025
Private Loans 6% $16,164


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$19,853
$30,001 to $48,000$18,833
$48,001 to $75,000$25,528
$75,001 to $110,000$30,131
Over $110,000$34,762

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.
Whitworth University
300 W Hawthorne Rd
Spokane, WA 99251

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