Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg, PA 17815
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students9,260
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate74%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 97.4%


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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT970 to 1150
ACT19 to 24
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

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 $35
Graduates $35

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$312/credit
In State Students$312/credit
Out of State Students$780/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$500/credit
In State Students$500/credit
Out of State Students$750/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 $14,040 $14,040 $35,100
ADN 70 $21,840 $21,840 $54,600
BSN 125 $39,000 $39,000 $97,500
FNP 50 $25,000 $25,000 $37,500
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, 87% of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 35% $3,804
Other Federal Grant 5% $980
State Grant & Scholarships 39% $3,138
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 9% $4,750
Federal Student Loans 76% $5,163
Private Loans 17% $11,983


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$14,377
$30,001 to $48,000$15,534
$48,001 to $75,000$18,310
$75,001 to $110,000$21,311
Over $110,000$22,075

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
400 E Second St
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

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