Allen College

Waterloo, IA 50703
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Allen College is a private college in Waterloo, Iowa that offers students small class sizes and one-on-one time with professors. Allen College is a nursing school that was founded in 1925 with the opening of the Allen Memorial Hospital. Along with nursing programs, the college offers several degrees through their School of Health Sciences. The campus is in Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa, which is part of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metro area. This location provides students with access to shopping, dining, and entertainment. The downtown area regularly features festivals, concerts, and other events. 

The ACEN and CCNE-accredited nursing programs available at Allen College include several paths to earning a BSN, including a traditional BSN, RN to BSN, LPN to BSN, and accelerated BSN program. The college also offers MSN, RN to MSN, and DNP programs. Allen College is a small school, with an annual enrollment of around 500 students. This ensures that each student receives the individual attention that they need to excel in their studies. Students receive clinical experience at the Allen Memorial Hospital, along with nearby healthcare facilities and clinics. The Allen Memorial Hospital serves the Waterloo area, providing students with hands-on experience treating a diverse population. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students622
Student to Faculty Ratio8:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 11 159
Master's degree 0 2
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - other 0 2
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1995 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
02/01/2000 - 06/30/2013
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
10/01/1995 - 12/31/2007
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/08/2006 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/08/2006 - Current


Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended
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 $50
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$603/credit
In State Students$603/credit
Out of State Students$603/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$817/credit
In State Students$817/credit
Out of State Students$817/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 $27,135 $27,135 $27,135
ADN 70 $42,210 $42,210 $42,210
BSN 125 $75,375 $75,375 $75,375
FNP 50 $40,850 $40,850 $40,850
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

No Info Available

Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Iowa state board of nursing.
Allen College
1990 Heath St
Waterloo, IA 50703

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