Frostburg State University

Frostburg, MD 21532
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Frostburg State University is one of the fourteen public 4-year colleges in Maryland. The campus is located in a suburb, in Frostburg.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 5,396 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 774 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 573 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 74%). Every year 49% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Frostburg State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $6,468, and fees were $2,446. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $19,816 and $2,446 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall Suburb
Number of Students5,396
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate74%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 14 141
Master's degree 0 12

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1953 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/29/2011 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/22/2016 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT920 to 1110
ACT17 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program 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 $45
Graduates $45

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$267/credit
In State Students$267/credit
Out of State Students$556/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$413/credit
In State Students$413/credit
Out of State Students$531/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 $12,015 $12,015 $25,020
ADN 70 $18,690 $18,690 $38,920
BSN 125 $33,375 $33,375 $69,500
FNP 50 $20,650 $20,650 $26,550
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, 90% of Frostburg State 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 43% $4,629
Other Federal Grant 14% $566
State Grant & Scholarships 34% $3,728
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 55% $3,648
Federal Student Loans 67% $5,714
Private Loans 7% $10,930


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$9,690
$30,001 to $48,000$11,682
$48,001 to $75,000$15,441
$75,001 to $110,000$19,216
Over $110,000$19,838

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Maryland state board of nursing.
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532

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