Georgia Southwestern State University
Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is a public institution in the small town of Americus, Georgia. It is one of the most remote campuses out of the 10-campus University System of Georgia. The city of Americus has a population of just 17,000, while GSW has a student population of 3,000. The university was founded in 1906 as an agricultural and mechanical school. Over the years, the number of degree programs offered at the school has increased. These programs are offered through five GSW schools, including the College of Nursing and Health Science, which offers three ways to achieve a BSN.
Georgia Southwestern State University School of Nursing offers several undergraduate nursing programs. Students may choose from BSN, RN to BSN, and accelerated BSN programs. The school also offers an online MSN program that students can complete at home. The traditional BSN program is for students with no nursing licensure. Students have the opportunity to train in various clinical settings in the region, including local clinics, hospitals, and treatment centers. The traditional BSN program is a four-year program, with students completing their prerequisite general studies during their first two years of schooling. These nursing programs are accredited by the CCNE and the Georgia Board of Nursing.
|Campus LocaleDistant Town|
|Number of Students3,052|
|Student to Faculty Ratio17:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1932 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
04/01/1984 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
05/05/2016 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||960 to 1110|
|ACT||19 to 23|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$165/credit|
|In State Students||$165/credit|
|Out of State Students||$601/credit|
|In District Students||$190/credit|
|In State Students||$190/credit|
|Out of State Students||$755/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, 96% of Georgia Southwestern State 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||7%||$729|
|State Grant & Scholarships||67%||$4,212|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||32%||$4,041|
|Federal Student Loans||62%||$5,190|
$12,585Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$10,647|
|$30,001 to $48,000$11,579|
|$48,001 to $75,000$13,556|
|$75,001 to $110,000$15,798|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Georgia state board of nursing.