Moravian College

Bethlehem, PA 18018
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Moravian College is one of the one hundred nine private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Pennsylvania. The campus is located in an urban area, in Bethlehem.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,446 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 477 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 391 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 82%). Every year 63% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Moravian College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $40,293, and fees were $1,731. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $40,293 and $1,731 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students2,446
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Moravian Church
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate82%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 7 25
Master's degree 2 22
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1922 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
05/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/26/2012 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1010 to 1210
ACT21 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
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$1,120/credit
In State Students$1,120/credit
Out of State Students$1,120/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$873/credit
In State Students$873/credit
Out of State Students$873/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 $50,400 $50,400 $50,400
ADN 70 $78,400 $78,400 $78,400
BSN 125 $140,000 $140,000 $140,000
FNP 50 $43,650 $43,650 $43,650
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 Moravian 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 30% $4,473
Other Federal Grant 21% $887
State Grant & Scholarships 34% $3,906
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $23,060
Federal Student Loans 81% $5,942
Private Loans 6% $14,394


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$20,345
$30,001 to $48,000$21,964
$48,001 to $75,000$23,827
$75,001 to $110,000$27,295
Over $110,000$32,292

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.
Moravian College
1200 Main St
Bethlehem, PA 18018

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