Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
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 LocaleSmall City|
|Student to Faculty Ratio19:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||970 to 1150|
|ACT||19 to 24|
|Secondary school GPA Recommended|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$312/credit|
|In State Students||$312/credit|
|Out of State Students||$780/credit|
|In District Students||$500/credit|
|In State Students||$500/credit|
|Out of State Students||$750/credit|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||5%||$980|
|State Grant & Scholarships||39%||$3,138|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||9%||$4,750|
|Federal Student Loans||76%||$5,163|
$16,501Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.