Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Established in 1891, Drexel University is a private institution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded by a financier as an institute of art, science, and industry. It now offers over 70 undergraduate programs and over 100 graduate degree programs. The university is structured into several colleges and schools. These institutions include the College of Nursing and Health Professions, which offers over 25 programs for undergraduate and graduate students in the nursing and health fields. Along with nursing, the college offers programs in health services, nutrition, and radiologic technology. The main campus is in the University City district of Philadelphia and includes 77 acres of urban space.

The undergraduate nursing programs offered at Drexel University include traditional BSN, RN to BSN, and accelerated BSN. Graduate degree programs include MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, and BSN to DNP programs. All nursing programs at Drexel University are accredited by the CCNE. Students who enroll in the four-year BSN program may take part in the co-op program. This program is designed to allow students to divide their time between coursework and real-world experience with placements at local facilities. Along with these opportunities, students may receive their clinical experiences at nearby hospitals and clinics.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate89%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP, BSN to DNP)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 659
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Postbaccalaureate certificate 13
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Postbaccalaureate certificate 6
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 300
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 28
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Post-master's certificate 28
Nurse Anesthetist Post-master's certificate 3
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Doctor's degree - professional practice 9
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 14

Nearby Nursing Schools

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

University of Pennsylvania
0.37 miles away
Thomas Jefferson University
1.67 miles away
Saint Joseph's University
3.79 miles away
La Salle University
6.08 miles away
Villanova University
10.14 miles away
Widener University
10.98 miles away
Eastern University
11.72 miles away
Holy Family University
12.77 miles away
Neumann University
14.3 miles away
Gwynedd Mercy University
16.96 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1927 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
09/22/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
02/01/1973 - Current
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
10/01/1999 - 12/31/2011
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1980 - 12/31/2011



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading520 to 630
SAT: Math560 to 670
ACT Composite25 to 30
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies 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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$25,332
30k to 48k$29,628
48k to 75k$31,935
75k to 110k$37,318
Over 110k$44,456
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,094.00 $1,094.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,192.00 $1,192.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Drexel University
3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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