Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI 53233
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Marquette 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 Milwaukee.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 11,426 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 2,023 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,800 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 89%). Every year 80% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Marquette University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $39,330, and fees were $570. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $39,330 and $570 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students11,426
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate89%

Nursing Programs

The program trains students to offer high quality nursing care in a range of health care settings. Graduates from the program are eligible to sit for the national licensing exam (NCLEX RN).

Students are admitted to the College of Nursing as freshman with guaranteed required classes and clinical practice hours enabling most students to graduate from the program in four years.

The program offers basic nursing training supported by the University’s core course of study. The curriculum is offered through lectures, seminars, clinical and laboratory experiences and simulated learning.

All applicants accepted to the Marquette BSN program are required to complete 36 credit hours of Core of Common Studies.  

Clinical Enrollment Requires:

  • Physical exam should be done within six months before entry to the program
  • CPR certification and BLS certification
  • Criminal background checks

Students will not be able to progress in the program if the health reports and criminal background check are not kept up to date.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 4 111
Master's degree 25 99
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 0
Post-master's certificate 0 1
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 5
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1922 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
05/01/1964 - 12/31/2005
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1951 - 12/31/2005
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
05/07/1993 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
01/01/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1130 to 1310
ACT24 to 29
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
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) Considered but not 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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,025/credit
In State Students$1,025/credit
Out of State Students$1,025/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,100/credit
In State Students$1,100/credit
Out of State Students$1,100/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 $46,125 $46,125 $46,125
ADN 70 $71,750 $71,750 $71,750
BSN 125 $128,125 $128,125 $128,125
FNP 50 $55,000 $55,000 $55,000
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 Marquette 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 19% $4,467
Other Federal Grant 18% $1,287
State Grant & Scholarships 12% $3,217
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $19,239
Federal Student Loans 48% $6,521
Private Loans 8% $16,631


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$18,949
$30,001 to $48,000$19,400
$48,001 to $75,000$24,844
$75,001 to $110,000$29,993
Over $110,000$35,680

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wisconsin state board of nursing.
Marquette University
1250 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233

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