Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. It is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. There are a total of ten campuses in this school system, including the Bloomsburg location. The university was established in 1839 as the Bloomsburg Academy. It has undergone numerous name changes over the years, taking its current name in 1983. The university now offers 57 undergrad majors, 66 minors, and 21 graduate programs. The students are very active with clubs and organizations on the campus, with more than 250 student-organized clubs. The university was recently ranked near the top 100 regional universities in the north in a US News & World Report ranking.

The CCNE-accredited nursing programs offered at the university include traditional BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, and RN to MSN. The traditional BSN program includes hands-on experiences at inpatient and outpatient facilities in the area. The location of these clinics and hospitals varies between 1 and 40 miles. With the MSN program, students have four specialty tracks to choose from, including Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administration, and Community Health Specialization. The MSN program is also a hybrid learning experience. Students complete their curriculum with a combination of online courses and on-campus courses.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. LPN to 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 71
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 26
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 0


Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1950 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/20/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/20/2002 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
05/15/2009 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading430 to 530
SAT: Math440 to 540
SAT: Writing420 to 520
ACT Composite18 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations 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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$14,247
30k to 48k$14,764
48k to 75k$17,991
75k to 110k$21,068
Over 110k$21,646
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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 $302.00 $754.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $483.00 $725.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
400 E Second St
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

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