Graceland University-Lamoni

Lamoni, IA 50140
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Graceland University-Lamoni is one of the thirty-three private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Iowa. The campus is located in a rural area, in Lamoni.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,262 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 255 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 158 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 62%). Every year 50% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Graceland University-Lamoni's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $27,500, and fees were $610. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $27,500 and $610 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Rural
Number of Students2,262
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Other (none of the above)
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate62%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 12 110
Master's degree 1 4
Post-master's certificate 0 10
Doctor's degree - other 0 2
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 93.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1920 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
01/01/1999 - 12/31/2006
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1971 - 12/31/2006
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
04/25/2013 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT910 to 1070
ACT18 to 23
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) Neither required nor recommended
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$800/credit
In State Students$800/credit
Out of State Students$800/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$501/credit
In State Students$501/credit
Out of State Students$501/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 $36,000 $36,000 $36,000
ADN 70 $56,000 $56,000 $56,000
BSN 125 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000
FNP 50 $25,050 $25,050 $25,050
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 Graceland University-Lamoni's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 54% $4,783
Other Federal Grant 33% $1,089
State Grant & Scholarships 11% $7,003
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $17,808
Federal Student Loans 84% $6,069
Private Loans 8% $12,057


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$14,957
$30,001 to $48,000$17,636
$48,001 to $75,000$17,163
$75,001 to $110,000$20,930
Over $110,000$21,937

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Iowa state board of nursing.
Graceland University-Lamoni
1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140

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