Marian University is a private university in Indianapolis, Indiana, founded in 1851 by the Sisters of St. Francis. The university is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and opened their first medical school in 2013. The campus is about four miles northwest of the downtown Indianapolis area, located on 200 acres of land. The campus includes the Lake Sullivan Sports Complex, which hosts local and school sporting events. For the Fall 2017 school year, the university admitted close to 3,500 students. The university is organized into five colleges and schools. The nursing programs are offered through the Leighton School of Nursing, which was founded in 1977.
The nursing programs offered at Marian University can prepare students for a career in nursing. Options include LPN, ADN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, and traditional BSN programs. The ADN is accredited by the ACEN, while the nursing education programs and baccalaureate degree programs are accredited by the CCNE. Several of these programs are offered online, providing greater flexibility for working students. While the traditional BSN program is offered on-campus, the remaining programs include accelerated online courses. When completing the traditional 4-year BSN program, students have the chance to gain clinical experience at local hospitals and healthcare facilities.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students3,429|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1956 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
06/01/1986 - 08/22/2010
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/29/2005 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1000 to 1200|
|ACT||19 to 25|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program 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||$1,450/credit|
|In State Students||$1,450/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,450/credit|
|In District Students||$550/credit|
|In State Students||$550/credit|
|Out of State Students||$550/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, 100% of Marian 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||36%||$409|
|State Grant & Scholarships||36%||$6,555|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||99%||$19,946|
|Federal Student Loans||77%||$5,813|
$20,902Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$15,662|
|$30,001 to $48,000$14,308|
|$48,001 to $75,000$20,328|
|$75,001 to $110,000$22,023|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Indiana state board of nursing.