Gardner-Webb University

Boiling Springs, NC 28017
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Gardner-Webb University is one of the forty-nine private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in North Carolina. The campus is located in Boiling Springs town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,818 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 381 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 271 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 71%). Every year 49% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Gardner-Webb University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $30,310, and fees were $390. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $30,310 and $390 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students3,818
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Southern Baptist
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 2 26
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 2 21
Post-master's certificate 1 3
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1 10
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1948 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1970 - Current
Nursing (CLNUR) - Clinical Doctorate
02/01/2012 - Current
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
10/01/2002 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
11/01/1986 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1000 to 1200
ACT19 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Recommended
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).

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$482/credit
In State Students$482/credit
Out of State Students$482/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$500/credit
In State Students$500/credit
Out of State Students$500/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 $21,690 $21,690 $21,690
ADN 70 $33,740 $33,740 $33,740
BSN 125 $60,250 $60,250 $60,250
FNP 50 $25,000 $25,000 $25,000
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, 100% of Gardner-Webb 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 44% $4,130
Other Federal Grant 6% $2,105
State Grant & Scholarships 47% $4,671
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $17,865
Federal Student Loans 66% $5,528
Private Loans 5% $12,479


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$20,724
$30,001 to $48,000$18,913
$48,001 to $75,000$20,847
$75,001 to $110,000$22,400
Over $110,000$22,836

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing.
Gardner-Webb University
Main St
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

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