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 LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students622|
|Student to Faculty Ratio8:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
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)
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Required|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program 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) 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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$603/credit|
|In State Students||$603/credit|
|Out of State Students||$603/credit|
|In District Students||$817/credit|
|In State Students||$817/credit|
|Out of State Students||$817/credit|
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.
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Iowa state board of nursing.