Biola University

La Mirada, CA 90639

Biola University is one of the 138 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in California. Its campus is medium in size and located in a suburb in La Mirada. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 891 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 775 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 87%).

Every year 73% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Undenominational
Level4-year
TypePrivate
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate87%

Nursing Programs Offered

Biola University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) recently awarded the University the nursing program 10 year accreditation. This is approved by California Board of registered Nursing (BRN).

Admission to the clinical nursing program at Biola University is determined by the application procedures handled by the full time nursing faculty.

Admission Requirements

  • Be a student in good standing at Biola University with no known history of academic dishonesty or behavioral or other disciplinary problems.
  • Submit a complete application package by the stated deadline, including satisfactory personal references and a well-written biographical sketch meeting the criteria described on the application form.
  • Demonstrated adequate English language oral and writing skills, critical reasoning and effective communication during an interview with the nursing faculty.
  • Have demonstrated performance at or above 75 on the comprehensive TEAS nursing pre-admission test.

All applicants must:

  • Be a student in good standing at Biola University with no known history of academic dishonesty or behavioral or other disciplinary problems.
  • Submit a complete application package by the stated deadline, including satisfactory personal references and a well-written biographical sketch meeting the criteria described on the application form.
  • Demonstrated adequate English language oral and writing skills, critical reasoning and effective communication during an interview with the nursing faculty.
  • Have demonstrated performance at or above 75 on the comprehensive TEAS nursing pre-admission test.

Students who exceed the minimum requirements and who have taken at least 3 of the pre-requisite science courses at Biola will be given priority.

Successful applicants are expected to meet all departmental criteria including health physical and immunization documentation, criminal background check, CPR for health care professionals, and payments of all fees.

The nursing program will administer mandatory achievement exams throughout the program as well as at the time of completion. Course credit will be granted upon successful completion of the challenge exam. Courses may be challenged one time only. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is offered upon completion of the university baccalaureate and major requirements.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 4 37
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 83.1%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
02/28/1961 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
ACEN
07/01/1972 - 12/31/2007
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
10/13/2007 - Current

Admission

72%

Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1063 to 1298
ACT21 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $55
Graduates $65

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$1,602/credit
In State Students$1,602/credit
Out of State Students$1,602/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$592/credit
In State Students$592/credit
Out of State Students$592/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 $72,090 $72,090 $72,090
ADN 70 $112,140 $112,140 $112,140
BSN 125 $200,250 $200,250 $200,250
FNP 50 $29,600 $29,600 $29,600
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 Biola 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 27% $4,455
Other Federal Grant 9% $935
State Grant & Scholarships 25% $8,087
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $14,659
Federal Student Loans 60% $5,468
Private Loans 12% $16,772

$33,206

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$24,981
$30,001 to $48,000$27,039
$48,001 to $75,000$30,467
$75,001 to $110,000$32,577
Over $110,000$36,232

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Student Population

4,048

Undergrads

2,124

Graduates

3,462

Women

2,710

Men

77%

Full-time

23%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
44%
Asian
21%
Hispanic
17%
Two or more races
5%
Race/ethnicity unknown
5%
Non-resident alien
4%
Black/African American
3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639
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