Baptist Health College-Little Rock

Little Rock, AR 72210
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Baptist Health College-Little Rock is one of the three private, not-for-profit 2-year colleges in Arkansas. The campus is located in an urban area, in Little Rock.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 676 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 7 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 4 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 58%). Every year 41% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Baptist Health College-Little Rock's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $8,427, and fees were $1,440. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $8,427 and $1,440 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students676
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate58%

Nursing Programs

The LPN Program at Baptist Health Schools is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools and the program is approved by Arkansas State Board of Nursing.

The program offers extensive clinical experience. The program is 2 semesters in length with classes beginning in January and in July.

Admission requirements for this program are:

  1. High school Diploma or GED
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  3. ACT composite score (taken in the last ten years)

The application deadline for enrollment in January is the 1st of the preceding December and for classes beginning in July the deadline for completed applications is the 1st of June.

Accepted students will be required to attend classes four days a week although a limited number of qualified students may be allowed to cover a portion of the curriculum through web-based instruction.

Graduates from the Practical Nursing Program are eligible to apply to sit for the State Board Licensure exam.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 16 195
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 5 86
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 88.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
03/31/2008 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (DNUR) - Diploma programs
06/01/1981 - 07/01/2016
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
01/01/1990 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
ACT19 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
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$352/credit
In State Students$352/credit
Out of State Students$352/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

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 $15,840 $15,840 $15,840
ADN 70 $24,640 $24,640 $24,640
BSN 125 $44,000 $44,000 $44,000
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 Baptist Health College-Little Rock's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 50% $1,250
Other Federal Grant 33% $219
State Grant & Scholarships 50% $300
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 50% $583
Federal Student Loans 50% $917
Private Loans 8% $2,750


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$19,944
$30,001 to $48,000$20,177
$48,001 to $75,000$21,502
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing.
Baptist Health College-Little Rock
Little Rock, AR 72210

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