Indiana University-South Bend
Indiana University-South Bend is a public institution in South Bend, Indiana, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The South Bend campus is part of Indiana University, which first began offering classes in South Bend in 1922. Students can enjoy the beautiful campus, which is located on a pedestrian mall on the St. Joseph River. The main campus is connected to the athletic fields, which are across the river, by a pedestrian bridge bearing the name of the campus. The university is organized into several schools and colleges, including the School of Nursing. IU-South Bend also has a large library, with over 600,000 volumes and over 30,000 eBooks.
The available nursing programs at Indiana University-South Bend School of Nursing include a traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, and MSN program, which is currently accredited by the CCNE. The university also offers an Associate Degree in Nursing, which is a two-year program that prepares students for a career in nursing. After obtaining the ADN, students may work toward their BSN and their NCLEX-RN exam. Before enrolling in the traditional BSN program, incoming freshmen must enroll at Indiana University as degree-seeking students. Upon completion of the prerequisite courses, students will begin their BSN coursework, which includes clinical experience at nearby healthcare facilities.
|Campus LocaleMidsize City|
|Number of Students5,385|
|Student to Faculty Ratio13:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, Commission on Accreditation|
10/24/1995 - Current
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
10/16/2010 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||930 to 1120|
|ACT||18 to 24|
|Secondary school GPA Recommended|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|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) 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||$220/credit|
|In State Students||$220/credit|
|Out of State Students||$614/credit|
|In District Students||$285/credit|
|In State Students||$285/credit|
|Out of State Students||$672/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, 88% of Indiana University-South Bend'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||14%||$198|
|State Grant & Scholarships||41%||$5,260|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||38%||$2,216|
|Federal Student Loans||47%||$5,028|
$8,331Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$5,204|
|$30,001 to $48,000$6,007|
|$48,001 to $75,000$9,708|
|$75,001 to $110,000$13,633|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Indiana state board of nursing.