Benedictine University

Lisle, IL 60532

Benedictine University is one of the 82 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Illinois. Its campus is medium in size and located in a suburb in Lisle. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 423 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 309 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 73%).

Every year 50% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Benedictine University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $32,400, and fees were $1,500. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $32,400 and $1,500 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 7 157

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1958 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1985 - 06/30/2008
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/12/2008 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/16/2010 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT916 to 1100
ACT19 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Neither required nor recommended
Completion of college-preparatory program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Considered but not 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).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $40

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$1,043/credit
In State Students$1,043/credit
Out of State Students$1,043/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$628/credit
In State Students$628/credit
Out of State Students$628/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 $46,935 $46,935 $46,935
ADN 70 $73,010 $73,010 $73,010
BSN 125 $130,375 $130,375 $130,375
FNP 50 $31,400 $31,400 $31,400
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, 99% of Benedictine 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 41% $4,602
Other Federal Grant 13% $832
State Grant & Scholarships 34% $4,334
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $14,863
Federal Student Loans 72% $5,591
Private Loans 7% $12,125


Average Net Price/year
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$19,353
$30,001 to $48,000$22,455
$48,001 to $75,000$23,334
$75,001 to $110,000$26,008
Over $110,000$27,387

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Student Population













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: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.

Benedictine University
5700 College Rd
Lisle, IL 60532

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