Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Milwaukee School of Engineering 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 2,823 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 515 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 438 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 85%). Every year 67% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Milwaukee School of Engineering's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $37,719, and fees were $1,710. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $37,719 and $1,710 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students2,823
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate85%

Nursing Programs

The Milwaukee School of Engineering Nursing program offers hands on nursing training beginning from the first year of enrollment. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The program offers both in class theoretical instruction and practical experience.

Students enrolled in the program are able to begin clinical experience in the second year of the four year program in a range of clinical settings to allow students to choose which branch of nursing they would like to specialize in.  

Graduates from the program will be eligible be to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses to acquire licensing as a Registered Nurse. The nursing program at MSOE offers preparation to ensure the student’s ability to deliver effective nursing care and to successfully pass the licensure exam.

Admission Requirements:    

  • Application to the MSOE    
  • High School diploma or GED equivalency certificate    
  • Complete pre-requisite courses    

Students accepted to the MSOE are guaranteed a place in the School of Nursing.

Clinical Requirements:

  • Submit health requirements
  • Proof of adequate health insurance coverage
  • Current CPR certificate
  • Criminal background check

Applicants who do not meet the criteria above will be considered on a case by case basis.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 6 62
Master's degree 0 3
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1971 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/12/1999 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/22/2016 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1153 to 1360
ACT25 to 30
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) 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$655/credit
In State Students$655/credit
Out of State Students$655/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$790/credit
In State Students$790/credit
Out of State Students$790/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 $29,475 $29,475 $29,475
ADN 70 $45,850 $45,850 $45,850
BSN 125 $81,875 $81,875 $81,875
FNP 50 $39,500 $39,500 $39,500
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, 99% of Milwaukee School of Engineering's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 30% $3,979
Other Federal Grant 13% $742
State Grant & Scholarships 35% $2,903
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $23,369
Federal Student Loans 73% $5,348
Private Loans 14% $13,385


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$15,481
$30,001 to $48,000$15,664
$48,001 to $75,000$17,866
$75,001 to $110,000$21,517
Over $110,000$28,979

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wisconsin state board of nursing.
Milwaukee School of Engineering
1025 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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