Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown, PA 19530
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Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is one of the forty-four public 4-year colleges in Pennsylvania. The campus is located in Kutztown town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 8,329 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,605 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,188 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 74%). Every year 53% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $7,492, and fees were $2,495. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $11,238 and $2,737 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Town
Number of Students8,329
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate74%

Nursing Programs


Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1944 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
10/01/1988 - 06/30/2013



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT970 to 1140
ACT18 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
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 $35
Graduates $35

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$312/credit
In State Students$312/credit
Out of State Students$468/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$500/credit
In State Students$500/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 $14,040 $14,040 $21,060
ADN 70 $21,840 $21,840 $32,760
BSN 125 $39,000 $39,000 $58,500
FNP 50 $25,000 $25,000 $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, 91% of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania'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% $4,331
Other Federal Grant 9% $1,050
State Grant & Scholarships 40% $3,102
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 53% $1,451
Federal Student Loans 79% $5,716
Private Loans 13% $12,354


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$15,953
$30,001 to $48,000$17,031
$48,001 to $75,000$19,782
$75,001 to $110,000$23,340
Over $110,000$24,424

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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: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
15200 Kutztown Rd
Kutztown, PA 19530

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