Benedictine College

Atchison, KS 66002
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Benedictine College is one of the twenty-four private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Kansas. The campus is located in Atchison town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,166 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 438 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 350 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 80%). Every year 63% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Benedictine College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $27,730, and fees were $750. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $27,730 and $750 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students2,166
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 23
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 72.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1971 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/26/2012 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
ACT22 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $100

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$800/credit
In State Students$800/credit
Out of State Students$800/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$850/credit
In State Students$850/credit
Out of State Students$850/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 $36,000 $36,000 $36,000
ADN 70 $56,000 $56,000 $56,000
BSN 125 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000
FNP 50 $42,500 $42,500 $42,500
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 Benedictine College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 18% $4,304
Other Federal Grant 18% $812
State Grant & Scholarships 13% $2,550
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $16,037
Federal Student Loans 55% $6,450
Private Loans 9% $14,159


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$19,840
$30,001 to $48,000$20,061
$48,001 to $75,000$22,243
$75,001 to $110,000$24,890
Over $110,000$26,523

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kansas state board of nursing.
Benedictine College
1020 N 2nd St
Atchison, KS 66002

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