Ave Maria University

Ave Maria, FL 34142
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Ave Maria University is one of the sixty-six private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Florida. The campus is located in a rural area, in Ave Maria.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,113 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 283 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 192 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 68%). Every year 55% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Ave Maria University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $19,135, and fees were $835. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $19,135 and $835 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Rural
Number of Students1,113
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate68%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0

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Institutional Accreditations
American Academy for Liberal Education
01/01/2008 - Current
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/2010 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT980 to 1230
ACT21 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program 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) 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$798/credit
In State Students$798/credit
Out of State Students$798/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$540/credit
In State Students$540/credit
Out of State Students$540/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 $35,910 $35,910 $35,910
ADN 70 $55,860 $55,860 $55,860
BSN 125 $99,750 $99,750 $99,750
FNP 50 $27,000 $27,000 $27,000
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 Ave Maria 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 27% $4,139
Other Federal Grant 5% $481
State Grant & Scholarships 42% $3,898
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $10,666
Federal Student Loans 62% $5,141
Private Loans 7% $11,813


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$15,026
$30,001 to $48,000$17,634
$48,001 to $75,000$17,417
$75,001 to $110,000$20,046
Over $110,000$21,296

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.
Ave Maria University
5050 Ave Maria Blvd
Ave Maria, FL 34142

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