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|
|Number of Students681|
|Student to Faculty Ratio8:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|ACT||15 to 24|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$640/credit|
|In State Students||$640/credit|
|Out of State Students||$640/credit|
|In District Students||$740/credit|
|In State Students||$740/credit|
|Out of State Students||$740/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 Methodist College'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||--||--|
|State Grant & Scholarships||26%||$3,837|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||26%||$2,168|
|Federal Student Loans||100%||$5,789|
$24,390Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.