Kennesaw State University
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|
|Number of Students35,846|
|Student to Faculty Ratio21:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1080 to 1240|
|ACT||21 to 26|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$181/credit|
|In State Students||$181/credit|
|Out of State Students||$638/credit|
|In District Students||$270/credit|
|In State Students||$270/credit|
|Out of State Students||$975/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, 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|
|Other Federal Grant||2%||$1,245|
|State Grant & Scholarships||74%||$4,212|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||6%||$6,381|
|Federal Student Loans||51%||$5,145|
$17,929Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Georgia state board of nursing.