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 LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students24,190|
|Student to Faculty Ratio11:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||1||18|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1160 to 1360|
|ACT||24 to 30|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|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|
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.
|In District Students||$1,116/credit|
|In State Students||$1,116/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,116/credit|
|In District Students||$1,228/credit|
|In State Students||$1,228/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,228/credit|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of Drexel University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||12%||$992|
|State Grant & Scholarships||16%||$3,951|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||98%||$26,906|
|Federal Student Loans||62%||$5,908|
$40,977Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$28,001|
|$30,001 to $48,000$28,962|
|$48,001 to $75,000$34,372|
|$75,001 to $110,000$38,582|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.