Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Edinboro, PA 16444
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Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is a public institution in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. It is also part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. This school system includes ten campuses located throughout the state. Edinboro was established in 1857 and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. More than 6,000 students enrolled during the 2018 school year. The main campus is about 18 miles from Lake Erie and includes over 42 buildings spread across 585 acres. It also includes ten residence halls, housing about 2,500 students. The university offers over 150 different degree programs.

Several nursing programs are offered at the university. These options include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. The university also offers an MSN program with the Family Nurse Practitioner specialty track that includes hybrid online and classroom learning. All programs are accredited by the CCNE and approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The accelerated BSN program can be completed in just 15 months, while the traditional BSN is a four-year program. With the accelerated program, students complete an intensive three semesters of coursework and clinical placements. The traditional program also includes clinical rotations, which are completed at clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Town
Number of Students5,574
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1949 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT930 to 1130
ACT17 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations 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).
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$312/credit
In State Students$312/credit
Out of State Students$468/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$500/credit
In State Students$500/credit
Out of State Students$750/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 $14,040 $14,040 $21,060
ADN 70 $21,840 $21,840 $32,760
BSN 125 $39,000 $39,000 $58,500
FNP 50 $25,000 $25,000 $37,500
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, 95% of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 47% $4,179
Other Federal Grant 18% $502
State Grant & Scholarships 45% $3,162
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 63% $2,663
Federal Student Loans 79% $5,795
Private Loans 12% $10,713


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$12,569
$30,001 to $48,000$13,130
$48,001 to $75,000$16,572
$75,001 to $110,000$19,641
Over $110,000$19,918

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
219 Meadville Street
Edinboro, PA 16444

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