Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln, NE 68504
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Nebraska Wesleyan University is one of the seventeen private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Nebraska. The campus is located in an urban area, in Lincoln.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,064 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 406 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 305 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 75%). Every year 65% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Nebraska Wesleyan University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $31,974, and fees were $920. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $31,974 and $920 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students2,064
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 3 60
Master's degree 1 6
Post-master's certificate 0 0

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1914 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
09/01/2002 - 06/30/2016
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
03/01/1986 - 06/30/2016
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1040 to 1300
ACT22 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program 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$1,160/credit
In State Students$1,160/credit
Out of State Students$1,160/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$395/credit
In State Students$395/credit
Out of State Students$395/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 $52,200 $52,200 $52,200
ADN 70 $81,200 $81,200 $81,200
BSN 125 $145,000 $145,000 $145,000
FNP 50 $19,750 $19,750 $19,750
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 Nebraska Wesleyan University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 28% $4,124
Other Federal Grant 28% $295
State Grant & Scholarships 24% $1,186
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $17,448
Federal Student Loans 72% $5,177
Private Loans 12% $11,882


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$18,716
$30,001 to $48,000$17,734
$48,001 to $75,000$23,694
$75,001 to $110,000$25,163
Over $110,000$26,548

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Nebraska state board of nursing.
Nebraska Wesleyan University
5000 St Paul Ave
Lincoln, NE 68504

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