Brenau University

Gainesville, GA 30501
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Brenau University is one of the thirty-five private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Georgia. The campus is located in an urban area, in Gainesville.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,932 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 310 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 202 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 65%). Every year 49% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Brenau University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $28,110, and fees were $400. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $28,110 and $400 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students2,932
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 7 71
Master's degree 0 1
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 85.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1947 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
09/01/1998 - 12/31/2010
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1985 - 06/30/2006
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/08/2006 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/16/2011 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT880 to 1100
ACT17 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not 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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$937/credit
In State Students$937/credit
Out of State Students$937/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$685/credit
In State Students$685/credit
Out of State Students$685/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 $42,165 $42,165 $42,165
ADN 70 $65,590 $65,590 $65,590
BSN 125 $117,125 $117,125 $117,125
FNP 50 $34,250 $34,250 $34,250
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, 97% of Brenau 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 53% $4,255
Other Federal Grant 34% $1,071
State Grant & Scholarships 84% $3,149
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 90% $16,193
Federal Student Loans 68% $5,839
Private Loans 11% $8,101


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$14,344
$30,001 to $48,000$22,696
$48,001 to $75,000$21,820
$75,001 to $110,000$19,486
Over $110,000$19,479

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Georgia state board of nursing.
Brenau University
500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501

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