Edgewood College

Madison, WI 53711

Edgewood College is a private institution in Madison, Wisconsin. It was founded in 1927 as Edgewood Junior College and offered two-year liberal arts degrees. It now offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and 40 minors along with several graduate programs. The average class size is just 15 students while the college has a 13:1 student-to-teacher ratio. They have a Career Services Department that helps graduates with job placement. These services include mock interviews and one-on-one job counseling. Edgewood College also belongs to over 30 different associations. The campus includes numerous older buildings and modern facilities. The oldest building on campus is Marshall Hall, which is built on a hillside overlooking the campus.

The Edgewood College Henry Predolin School of Nursing offers a few different nursing programs including traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and MSN programs. These programs are accredited by the CCNE. The college also has a program for earning an associate’s degree in nursing. The school offers students small class sizes with a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio. This ensures that students receive individualized attention. Students also receive hands-on training at a 21st-century clinical simulation lab and through clinical rotations at over 50 clinical agencies in the area, including four hospitals.

Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio9:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4-year
TypePrivate
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs Offered

The Edgewood College Nursing Program offers two focus areas: Nursing Administration and Nursing Education.

The programs are intended to meet the requirements of working students with course offered in the evenings to meet the needs of busy professional schedules. Each 36 credit concentration is offered in the summer, spring and fall semesters.

Graduates from the program are prepared for leadership positions in the nursing sector having become duly certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Applicants are required to possess a cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all college level course work including all required math and science courses. (Math and Science courses required for the program need to have been completed within the last five years with a grade ‘C’ or higher)
  • 45 or more college credits for an undergraduate program need to be fulfilled
  • Applicants who have a BA degree in another discipline from an accredited educational institution will be able to transfer general education requirements towards the program.

The college application period is between the 15th of July and the 1st of October for applications to the Spring Semester and applications for the Fall Semester will be accepted between the 15th of November and the 1st of February.

Applications will be weighed on the basis of the above criteria. Qualified students not admitted at first may be offered admission at later time if a slot opens up.

Successful applicants will need to submit current CNA licensure and current CPR certification to be admitted into the program.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 3 14
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 1
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 6
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.9%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1958 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
04/21/1998 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
04/21/1998 - Current

Admission

71%

Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1060 to 1220
ACT21 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates $30

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$896/credit
In State Students$896/credit
Out of State Students$896/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$930/credit
In State Students$930/credit
Out of State Students$930/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 $40,320 $40,320 $40,320
ADN 70 $62,720 $62,720 $62,720
BSN 125 $112,000 $112,000 $112,000
FNP 50 $46,500 $46,500 $46,500
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, 99% of Edgewood College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 34% $4,413
Other Federal Grant 11% $1,179
State Grant & Scholarships 40% $3,015
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 96% $12,400
Federal Student Loans 73% $5,224
Private Loans 19% $13,881

$25,042

Average Net Price/year
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$18,979
$30,001 to $48,000$19,802
$48,001 to $75,000$20,422
$75,001 to $110,000$24,749
Over $110,000$31,574

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Student Population

1,564

Undergrads

657

Graduates

1,603

Women

618

Men

68%

Full-time

32%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
77%
Hispanic
6%
Non-resident alien
4%
Black/African American
4%
Asian
3%
Race/ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races
2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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

Edgewood College
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
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