Marian University

Fond Du Lac, WI 54935
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Marian University is one of the thirty-three private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Wisconsin. The campus is located in an urban area, in Fond Du Lac.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,971 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 352 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 243 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 69%). Every year 48% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Marian University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $26,950, and fees were $450. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $26,950 and $450 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students1,971
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate69%

Nursing Programs

The Marian University BSN program has being offering 45 years of training for nurses. The program is accredited by the State of Wisconsin Department of Regulation Licensing Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The program offers students in class theoretical instruction and clinical experiences in a range of clinical agencies equipping them with leadership skills and clinical competence.

 Admission Requirements:

  • Application to application to the university as per the standards in the Academic Bulletin
  • Complete of Application for the Nursing Program
  • Minimum of 3.0 Cumulative GPA for all academic courses (college level course work if applicable)
  • TEAS Exam
  • Personal Statement
  • Demonstrate experience in healthcare or community service
  • Interview (for some applicants)
  • Complete Pre-requisite courses (Minimum of ‘C’ grade or higher)
  • Complete 46 college level credits

Applicants to the program will be required to pass a criminal background check and to meet health and safety requirements at the time of application.

Students accepted into the program must maintain a CGPA of 2.75 for all courses taken at the University and earn at minimum of a ‘C’ grade in all nursing courses. A student accepted into the nursing program graduate from the program within four years from the time of enrollment.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 3 119
Master's degree 0 16
Post-master's certificate 0 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 87%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1960 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/09/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/09/2004 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT980 to 1070
ACT17 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $100

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$450/credit
In State Students$450/credit
Out of State Students$450/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$570/credit
In State Students$570/credit
Out of State Students$570/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 $20,250 $20,250 $20,250
ADN 70 $31,500 $31,500 $31,500
BSN 125 $56,250 $56,250 $56,250
FNP 50 $28,500 $28,500 $28,500
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, 97% 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
Pell Grant 43% $4,167
Other Federal Grant 11% $959
State Grant & Scholarships 53% $2,501
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 97% $13,404
Federal Student Loans 87% $5,234
Private Loans 19% $5,837


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$21,490
$30,001 to $48,000$19,669
$48,001 to $75,000$22,053
$75,001 to $110,000$23,882
Over $110,000$23,516

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wisconsin state board of nursing.
Marian University
45 S National Ave
Fond Du Lac, WI 54935

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