Lenoir-Rhyne University

Hickory, NC 28601
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Lenoir-Rhyne University is one of the 49 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in North Carolina. Its campus is small in size and located in Hickory. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 408 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 298 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 73%).

Every year 43% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.


Campus LocaleSmall City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 4 47
Master's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
12/09/2013 - Current
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1928 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1969 - 06/30/2006
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
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Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT970 to 1170
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies 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 $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$1,460/credit
In State Students$1,460/credit
Out of State Students$1,460/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$575/credit
In State Students$575/credit
Out of State Students$575/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 $65,700 $65,700 $65,700
ADN 70 $102,200 $102,200 $102,200
BSN 125 $182,500 $182,500 $182,500
FNP 50 $28,750 $28,750 $28,750
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, 100% of Lenoir-Rhyne 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 47% $4,584
Other Federal Grant 5% $3,948
State Grant & Scholarships 59% $4,775
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $22,213
Federal Student Loans 69% $6,074
Private Loans 5% $11,413


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$17,407
$30,001 to $48,000$16,820
$48,001 to $75,000$18,724
$75,001 to $110,000$20,763
Over $110,000$21,865

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Student Population













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

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Lenoir-Rhyne University
625 7th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601

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