Carlow University

Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Carlow University is one of the one hundred nine private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Pennsylvania. The campus is located in an urban area, in Pittsburgh.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,248 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 241 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 188 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 78%). Every year 57% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Carlow University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $27,950, and fees were $646. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $27,950 and $646 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students2,248
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4-year
TypePrivate
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 5 94
Master's degree 2 23
Post-master's certificate 0 4
Doctor's degree - professional practice 1 14
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 97.2%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1935 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
CCNE
10/20/2010 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
04/30/1998 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
04/30/1998 - Current

Admission

92%

Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT900 to 1040
ACT20 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor 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).

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$675/credit
In State Students$675/credit
Out of State Students$675/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$825/credit
In State Students$825/credit
Out of State Students$825/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 $30,375 $30,375 $30,375
ADN 70 $47,250 $47,250 $47,250
BSN 125 $84,375 $84,375 $84,375
FNP 50 $41,250 $41,250 $41,250
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, 100% of Carlow 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 51% $4,519
Other Federal Grant 33% $971
State Grant & Scholarships 67% $3,948
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $16,615
Federal Student Loans 84% $5,440
Private Loans 15% $10,950

$17,832

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$13,954
$30,001 to $48,000$12,663
$48,001 to $75,000$16,269
$75,001 to $110,000$19,841
Over $110,000$24,048

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Student Population

1,365

Undergrads

883

Graduates

1,923

Women

325

Men

56%

Full-time

44%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
69%
Black/African American
16%
Race/ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races
3%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
2%
Non-resident alien
0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.

Carlow University
3333 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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