Bradley University

Peoria, IL 61625

Bradley University is a private university in Peoria, Illinois, which is about three hours from Chicago or St. Louis. The university was founded in 1897 and they currently offer over 100 undergrad programs and more than 30 graduate-level programs through their five colleges. The campus is located on the west side of the city of Peoria and is just a few minutes from the downtown area. The campus is also compact, ensuring that students can walk from one part of the campus to any other part within 10 minutes or less. Bradley University has also received many awards and honors, including ranking sixth nationally for producing Fulbright students.

The nursing programs offered at BU include the traditional BSN and MSN programs. Registered nurses and licensed nursing practitioners may enroll in the RN to BSN or LPN to BSN programs to earn their degrees. Each of the nursing programs is accredited by the relevant body, including the CCNE and ACEN. Students have access to hands-on training at two major hospital systems along with several public health facilities and nursing homes in the area. The clinical experience starts during the sophomore year of the BSN programs. The university also boasts one of the highest pass rates in the nation for the NCLEX-RN exam.

Overview

Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
OwnershipPrivate
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate87%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. MSN
  3. RN to BSN
  4. LPN to BSN
  5. Accelerated BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 0
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Bachelor's degree 0
Nursing Administration Bachelor's degree 0
Nursing Administration Bachelor's degree 0
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Bachelor's degree 0
Nursing Education Bachelor's degree 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 77
Nursing Education Bachelor's degree 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 0
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Master's degree 0
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Master's degree 0
Nursing Education Master's degree 0
Nursing Education Master's degree 1
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 0
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 0
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 0
Nursing Administration Master's degree 0
Nursing Administration Master's degree 5
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 0
Nurse Anesthetist Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 0
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 0

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Bradley University

Methodist College
1.23 miles away
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
1.25 miles away
Illinois Wesleyan University
35.67 miles away
St. John's College-Department of Nursing
61.49 miles away
Millikin University
67.98 miles away
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
73.73 miles away
MacMurray College
74.07 miles away
Saint Ambrose University
76.87 miles away
Olivet Nazarene University
96.15 miles away
University of St Francis
97.8 miles away

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1913 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
ACEN
10/01/1995 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
ACEN
12/01/1978 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
05/05/2016 - Current

Admissions

70%

Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading480 to 620
SAT: Math480 to 620
ACT Composite22 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
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) Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost (Net Price)

$26,773

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$20,640
30k to 48k$19,102
48k to 75k$21,455
75k to 110k$27,170
Over 110k$31,926
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Financial Aid & Loan

Students receiving any grant or scholarship aid

94%

Recipients

$15,205

Average Amount


Students Who receive Pell Grants

23%

Recipients

$4,166

Average Amount


Federal Student Loans

65%

Recipients

$6,675

Average Amount

Student Population

4,473

Undergrads

1,125

Graduates

2,922

Women

2,676

Men

86%

Full-time

14%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
50%
Race/ethnicity unknown
29%
Non-resident alien
8%
Hispanic
6%
Black/African American
4%
Asian
2%
Two or more races
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing
Bradley University
1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61625
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