Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC 29425
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The Medical University of South Carolina is a public institution in Charleston, South Carolina. It was established in 1824 as the College of Medicine. 30 students enrolled during the first year. The university has grown and now enrolls several thousand students each year. However, it is still a small university with a low student to teacher ratio. It is also one of the oldest operating schools of medicine in the country. The university is also home to a medical center, a center for research, and a public hospital. It is structured into six colleges for the education of health professionals, including the College of Nursing.

The nursing program was started in 1884 and incorporated into the university in 1919. The programs offered at the university include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and MSN programs. The university also offers a DNP and a Ph.D. program, along with BSN to DNP and BSN to Ph.D. programs. All programs offered at the university are accredited by the CCNE. The RN to BSN program is offered entirely online over the course of 12 months. The accelerated and traditional BSN programs are taught on campus and include classroom, clinical, and lab instruction to provide students with practical and theoretical training.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students2,985
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4-year
TypePublic
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 29 173
Master's degree 2 62
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 2 65
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.8%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1971 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
ACME
06/16/1987 - 05/31/2010
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
ACME
01/06/1975 - 06/16/1987
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
CCNE
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
04/15/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
04/15/2005 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
COA
07/01/1966 - Current

Admission

No Info Available

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$686/credit
In State Students$686/credit
Out of State Students$1,124/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$797/credit
In State Students$797/credit
Out of State Students$1,188/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 $30,870 $30,870 $50,580
ADN 70 $48,020 $48,020 $78,680
BSN 125 $85,750 $85,750 $140,500
FNP 50 $39,850 $39,850 $59,400
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

No Info Available

Student Population

303

Undergrads

2,682

Graduates

1,886

Women

1,099

Men

93%

Full-time

7%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
70%
Black/African American
9%
Asian
6%
Hispanic
5%
Race/ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races
3%
Non-resident alien
2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and South Carolina state board of nursing.

Medical University of South Carolina
179 Ashley Ave
Charleston, SC 29425
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