Aurora University

Aurora, IL 60506
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Aurora University is one of the eighty-two private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Illinois. The campus is located in a suburb, in Aurora.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 5,833 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 801 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 585 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 73%). Every year 53% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Aurora University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $23,260, and fees were $260. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $23,260 and $260 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students5,833
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 13 197
Master's degree 0 22
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1938 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1983 - 12/31/2007
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/25/2013 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT950 to 1130
ACT19 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) 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$670/credit
In State Students$670/credit
Out of State Students$670/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$600/credit
In State Students$600/credit
Out of State Students$600/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 $30,150 $30,150 $30,150
ADN 70 $46,900 $46,900 $46,900
BSN 125 $83,750 $83,750 $83,750
FNP 50 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000
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 Aurora 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 46% $4,360
Other Federal Grant 9% $1,958
State Grant & Scholarships 46% $4,250
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $11,810
Federal Student Loans 71% $5,252
Private Loans 6% $10,731


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$14,262
$30,001 to $48,000$13,940
$48,001 to $75,000$16,260
$75,001 to $110,000$19,289
Over $110,000$21,348

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.
Aurora University
347 S Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506

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