Hardin-Simmons University

Abilene, TX 79698
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Hardin-Simmons University is one of the sixty-three private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Texas. The campus is located in an urban area, in Abilene.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,252 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 457 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 343 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 75%). Every year 51% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

HSU's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $26,240, and fees were $1,200. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $26,240 and $1,200 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students2,252
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 1 1
Post-master's certificate 0 2
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 83.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1927 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
11/18/1997 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
11/18/1997 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1000 to 1170
ACT18 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Considered but not required
Recommendations Required
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.) 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 $50
Graduates $50

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$750/credit
In State Students$750/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 $36,000 $36,000 $36,000
ADN 70 $56,000 $56,000 $56,000
BSN 125 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000
FNP 50 $37,500 $37,500 $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, 100% of Hardin-Simmons 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 33% $4,206
Other Federal Grant 8% $1,883
State Grant & Scholarships 50% $3,072
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $12,543
Federal Student Loans 56% $5,282
Private Loans 19% $13,692


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$26,447
$30,001 to $48,000$29,286
$48,001 to $75,000$30,981
$75,001 to $110,000$32,012
Over $110,000$31,609

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
Hardin-Simmons University
2200 Hickory
Abilene, TX 79698

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