Methodist College

Peoria, IL 61615

Methodist College is a small, private institution in Peoria, Illinois. Nursing has always been the focus of this college. Methodist College was founded in 1900 as a nurse training institute and is now a four-year college with several different nursing programs. For the fall 2017 school year, 674 students were accepted with 528 of those students enrolling in the traditional BSN program. While nursing programs are the core of the curriculum at Methodist College, they also offer programs for degrees in social work, gerontology, and other health sciences and human services.

Methodist College offers several paths for students who want to earn their Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing. This includes a traditional BSN program along with RN to BSN and accelerated BSN options. These programs are accredited by the CCNE. The college is affiliated with UnityPoint Health in Peoria, which provides clinical experience at the UnityPoint Health hospitals and clinics in the region. Students receive more one-on-one time with professors as the school has a low 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The requirements for enrolling in the traditional BSN program include a minimum 2.5 high school grade point average along with an SAT score of 980 or an ACT score of 19.


Campus LocaleMidsize City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio8:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate84%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 25 144
Master's degree 0 2
Certificate 1 6
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/2008 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
02/26/2009 - 12/31/2013
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/28/2009 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
ACT15 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor 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) Neither required nor 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 $50
Graduates $75

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$640/credit
In State Students$640/credit
Out of State Students$640/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$740/credit
In State Students$740/credit
Out of State Students$740/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 $28,800 $28,800 $28,800
ADN 70 $44,800 $44,800 $44,800
BSN 125 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000
FNP 50 $37,000 $37,000 $37,000
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 Methodist College'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% $4,893
Other Federal Grant -- --
State Grant & Scholarships 26% $3,837
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 26% $2,168
Federal Student Loans 100% $5,789
Private Loans 21% $15,191


Average Net Price/year
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$24,441
$30,001 to $48,000--
$48,001 to $75,000$29,263
$75,001 to $110,000$27,068
Over $110,000$28,794

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Student Population













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

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

Methodist College
7600 N. Academic Drive
Peoria, IL 61615

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