Holy Family University

Philadelphia, PA 19114
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Holy Family University is one of the one hundred nine private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Pennsylvania. The campus is located in an urban area, in Philadelphia.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,081 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 362 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 282 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 78%). Every year 55% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Holy Family University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $29,338, and fees were $1,008. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $29,338 and $1,008 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students3,081
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 27 145
Master's degree 0 0
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 86.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1961 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1975 - 12/31/2008
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2005 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT920 to 1090
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank 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 $25
Graduates $25

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$627/credit
In State Students$627/credit
Out of State Students$627/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$751/credit
In State Students$751/credit
Out of State Students$751/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 $28,215 $28,215 $28,215
ADN 70 $43,890 $43,890 $43,890
BSN 125 $78,375 $78,375 $78,375
FNP 50 $37,550 $37,550 $37,550
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, 100% of Holy Family 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% $4,489
Other Federal Grant 16% $1,891
State Grant & Scholarships 52% $3,663
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $17,408
Federal Student Loans 85% $6,073
Private Loans 13% $10,327


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$12,469
$30,001 to $48,000$10,991
$48,001 to $75,000$14,648
$75,001 to $110,000$16,885
Over $110,000$19,984

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.
Holy Family University
9801 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114

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