Alverno College

Milwaukee, WI 53234
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Alverno College is one of the thirty-three private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Wisconsin. The campus is located in an urban area, in Milwaukee.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,942 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 197 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 140 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 71%). Every year 45% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Alverno College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $27,552, and fees were $725. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $27,552 and $725 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students1,942
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4-year
TypePrivate
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs

The Alverno College Nursing program is intended to prepare students for careers in nursing with a combination of technical knowledge and abilities.

The curriculum is a rigorous program that train students for optimal success with in depth study and integration of theories and practical skills to prepare professionally competent nurses.

The program is designed to accommodate full time study or part time study options depending on the needs of the student.

Opportunities for clinical experience are guaranteed through the more than 60 clinical health care facilities and sites that Alverno is affiliated with. A student will have clinical components in five of the eight semesters of enrollment and clinical practice is guaranteed in each semester of the junior and senior years.

Clinical practice will also include an intense 16 hour a week experience opportunity working alongside a nursing professional in the last semester of enrollment.

All students will be assigned a professional advisor who will consult with the student about the academic program and help with planning the first year of study.   The student will be transferred to a Nursing faculty advisor in the second year.

Admission Requirements:

1.    Completed Application

2.    Official High Transcripts or GED equivalency certificate

3.    ACT score Report

The Alverno College of Nursing LPN to BSN program is intended to prepare students for career in registred nursing with a combination of technical knowledge and abilities.

The program is designed to accommodate full time study or part time study options depending on the needs of the student.

Opportunities for clinical experience are guaranteed through more than 60 clinical health care facilities and sites that Alverno is affiliated with. A student will have clinical components in five of the eight semesters of enrollment and clinical practice is guaranteed in each semester of the junior and senior years.

Clinical practice will also include an intense 16 hour a week experience opportunity working alongside a nursing professional in the last semester of enrollment.

All students will be assigned a professional advisor who will consult with them about the academic program and help with planning the first year of study.   The student will be transferred to a Nursing faculty advisor in the second year.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 1 112
Master's degree 2 9
Post-master's certificate 0 7
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.6%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1951 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
02/24/1998 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
10/13/2007 - Current

Admission

89%

Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
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$1,148/credit
In State Students$1,148/credit
Out of State Students$1,148/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$866/credit
In State Students$866/credit
Out of State Students$866/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 $51,660 $51,660 $51,660
ADN 70 $80,360 $80,360 $80,360
BSN 125 $143,500 $143,500 $143,500
FNP 50 $43,300 $43,300 $43,300
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, 100% of Alverno 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 60% $4,856
Other Federal Grant 33% $300
State Grant & Scholarships 64% $3,410
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 98% $13,472
Federal Student Loans 81% $6,165
Private Loans 9% $8,691

$18,028

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$15,564
$30,001 to $48,000$14,662
$48,001 to $75,000$16,852
$75,001 to $110,000$21,892
Over $110,000$23,894

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Student Population

1,312

Undergrads

630

Graduates

1,883

Women

59

Men

72%

Full-time

28%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
55%
Hispanic
21%
Black/African American
14%
Asian
5%
Two or more races
4%
Non-resident alien
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
Race/ethnicity unknown
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wisconsin state board of nursing.

Alverno College
3400 S 43rd St
Milwaukee, WI 53234
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