Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA 30144

Kennesaw State University (KSU) is a public research university with two main campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, Georgia. These cities are suburbs of Atlanta, giving students close access to one of the largest metro areas in the South. Kennesaw is an interesting city and one of the only places to have a mandatory firearm law. KSU is one of the largest universities in Georgia, with over 35,000 students. It is also part of the University System of Georgia. KSU offers 52 undergrad degrees and 21 graduate degrees through its 13 colleges, including the WellStar College of Health and Human Services.

WellStar College of Health and Human Services is the largest nursing program in northern Georgia and offers several nursing programs for those who want to become registered nurses. The traditional and accelerated BSN programs give students the chance to work in real healthcare settings, including the Atlanta VA Medical Center, Bethesda Community Clinic, and other local facilities. The accelerated program is only for students who already have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in the United States. Along with BSN programs, the college offers an MSN program for those who want to specialize in the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner field and is designed to be completed in two years.


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeLarge
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 21 160
Master's degree 2 24
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 0

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Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1080 to 1240
ACT21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor 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).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $60

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$181/credit
In State Students$181/credit
Out of State Students$638/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$270/credit
In State Students$270/credit
Out of State Students$975/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 $8,145 $8,145 $28,710
ADN 70 $12,670 $12,670 $44,660
BSN 125 $22,625 $22,625 $79,750
FNP 50 $13,500 $13,500 $48,750
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, 91% of Kennesaw State 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% $4,500
Other Federal Grant 2% $1,245
State Grant & Scholarships 74% $4,212
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 6% $6,381
Federal Student Loans 51% $5,145
Private Loans 5% $9,576


Average Net Price/year
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$15,213
$30,001 to $48,000$16,120
$48,001 to $75,000$18,988
$75,001 to $110,000$20,393
Over $110,000$20,644

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Georgia state board of nursing.

Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144

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