Allen College

Waterloo, IA 50703

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. 


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio8:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. LPN to BSN
  6. RN to BSN
  7. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 137
Nursing Administration Master's degree 4
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 1
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 25
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 11
Critical Care Nursing Master's degree 3
Nursing Education Master's degree 5
Nursing Administration Post-master's certificate 0
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 6
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 1
Critical Care Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Education Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 2

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Allen College

Upper Iowa University
34.66 miles away
Mount Mercy University
50.68 miles away
Coe College
51.24 miles away
Luther College
60.38 miles away
University of Dubuque
83.71 miles away
Clarke University
83.79 miles away
William Penn University
85.9 miles away
Grand View University
90.37 miles away
Mercy College of Health Sciences
92.44 miles away
Viterbo University
103.6 miles away


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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
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) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price

This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergrad students in 2015-2016, therefore net price information is not available.

Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $588.00 $588.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $797.00 $797.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Mary Virginia Macrae Memorial Merit Award

A $400.00 nursing education merit award shall be given annually by the Iowa Department of the American Legion Auxiliary in memory of the late Mary Virginia Macrae, who served as the first [...]

Bill and Mary Russell Healthcare Scholarship

This scholarship is for residents of the Heartland Foundation service region, which includes the following counties: In Missouri - Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clay, [...]

Genesis Health Services Gala Nursing Scholarship

The scholarship is for  college students who are seeking admission to, or have been accepted into, a baccalaureate program in nursing at an accredited Iowa or Illinois college or [...]

Justine E. Granner Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to American Indian or other ethnic minority students preparing for a career in nursing, public health and/or related fields at a college or school of [...]

Bill and Mary Russell Scholarship

Applicant must be accepted and enrolled in an approved nursing or health care related program. Applicant must reside within the Heartland Foundation service region which includes the following [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Iowa state board of nursing
Allen College
1990 Heath St
Waterloo, IA 50703

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