Bellarmine University

Louisville, KY 40205

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 LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN
  6. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 133
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 35
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Doctor's degree - professional practice 5

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Bellarmine University

Spalding University
3.31 miles away
Saint Catharine College
42.71 miles away
Midway University
55.9 miles away
Campbellsville University
63.51 miles away
Lindsey Wilson College
80.26 miles away
Thomas More College
82.67 miles away
Mount Saint Joseph University
83.35 miles away
Berea College
89.08 miles away
The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences
89.6 miles away
Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science
89.99 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading490 to 590
SAT: Math490 to 570
ACT Composite22 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations 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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$19,155
30k to 48k$20,859
48k to 75k$24,625
75k to 110k$25,537
Over 110k$26,427
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $885.00 $885.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $730.00 $730.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Kentucky Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is for Kentucky residents who will be attending approved nursing programs (registered nurse or practical nurse) or graduate nursing [...]

Kentucky Nurses Foundation Scholarship

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Kentucky state board of nursing
Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Rd
Louisville, KY 40205

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