Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Lancaster, PA 17601
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Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is one of the one hundred nine private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Pennsylvania. The campus is located in a suburb, in Lancaster.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,793 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 183 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 117 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 64%). Every year 64% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $27,084, and fees were $484. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $27,084 and $484 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students1,793
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 32 215
Bachelor's degree 8 86
Master's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
06/01/2006 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
04/01/2007 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/18/2010 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
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$576/credit
In State Students$576/credit
Out of State Students$576/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$819/credit
In State Students$819/credit
Out of State Students$819/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 $25,920 $25,920 $25,920
ADN 70 $40,320 $40,320 $40,320
BSN 125 $72,000 $72,000 $72,000
FNP 50 $40,950 $40,950 $40,950
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, 82% of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 32% $4,341
Other Federal Grant 5% $1,700
State Grant & Scholarships 41% $3,790
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 10% $1,936
Federal Student Loans 70% $5,484
Private Loans 19% $15,595


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$33,437
$30,001 to $48,000$32,023
$48,001 to $75,000$34,866
$75,001 to $110,000$38,269
Over $110,000$40,067

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

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

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
850 Greenfield Road
Lancaster, PA 17601

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