Bellarmine University is a private university founded in 1950 in Louisville, Kentucky. Bellarmine is a Catholic university, associated with the Roman Catholic church. They offer over 50 undergrad and graduate degree programs. The university is organized into seven colleges, including the Donna and Allen Lansing School of Nursing and Clinical Sciences, which was added to the university in the 1980s. The campus is mostly located in the Belknap neighborhood of Louisville, which is a little over 3 miles from downtown Louisville. Most of the academic and residential buildings are located within the 135-acre campus.
Nursing students may choose from a BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, or DNP program at Bellarmine University. These programs all have current accreditation by the CCNE. The university has a state-of-the-art simulation laboratory and partnerships with over 100 healthcare facilities. The lab and healthcare partners provide nursing students with clinical and practicum experiences during their studies. Upon completing the BSN programs, students regularly exceed the state and national averages for the NCLEX-RN license exam. In addition to the beautiful location within the Belknap neighborhood, the university provides students with a low student-to-faculty ratio and flexible class scheduling to accommodate students with busy work and life schedules.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students3,757|
|Student to Faculty Ratio12:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1956 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/21/2001 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1050 to 1210|
|ACT||22 to 27|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|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.
|In District Students||$905/credit|
|In State Students||$905/credit|
|Out of State Students||$905/credit|
|In District Students||$745/credit|
|In State Students||$745/credit|
|Out of State Students||$745/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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Bellarmine University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||25%||$385|
|State Grant & Scholarships||70%||$4,589|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||100%||$23,904|
|Federal Student Loans||68%||$5,444|
$24,711Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$22,554|
|$30,001 to $48,000$20,080|
|$48,001 to $75,000$24,684|
|$75,001 to $110,000$26,783|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kentucky state board of nursing.