Dillard University

New Orleans, LA 70122
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Dillard University is one of the thirteen private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Louisiana. The campus is located in an urban area, in New Orleans.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,290 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 338 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 237 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 70%). Every year 40% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Dillard University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $16,579, and fees were $1,338. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $16,579 and $1,338 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students1,290
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate70%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 18
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 51.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1938 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1953 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT790 to 1030
ACT18 to 21
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Neither required nor recommended
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
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 $36
Graduates --

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$691/credit
In State Students$691/credit
Out of State Students$691/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

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 $31,095 $31,095 $31,095
ADN 70 $48,370 $48,370 $48,370
BSN 125 $86,375 $86,375 $86,375
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 Dillard 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 81% $5,106
Other Federal Grant 22% $740
State Grant & Scholarships 30% $1,718
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 97% $9,098
Federal Student Loans 92% $8,828
Private Loans 1% $7,750


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$15,655
$30,001 to $48,000$17,248
$48,001 to $75,000$17,940
$75,001 to $110,000$19,908
Over $110,000$20,016

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Student Population













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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Louisiana state board of nursing.
Dillard University
2601 Gentilly Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70122

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