Norwich University is one of the sixteen private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Vermont. The campus is located in Northfield town.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 4,100 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 716 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 566 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 79%). Every year 59% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Norwich University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $36,554, and fees were $2,108. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $36,554 and $2,108 respectively.
|Campus LocaleDistant Town|
|Number of Students4,100|
|Student to Faculty Ratio13:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Students who are able to successfully complete the Norwich University BSN program are eligible to apply to sit for the NCLEX RN. The curriculum is offered in a combination of in classroom theoretical instruction, learning laboratories, simulated laboratories and a range of clinical settings. The program is affiliated with the University of Vermont’s Fletcher Allen Medical Center and with the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
Students in the program are offered a range of technological applications in the classroom and clinical settings including through the use of handheld PDAs and smart phone apps.
Admission to the nursing program is only open for enrollment in the fall semester due to limited space availability and structured curriculum sequence.
Admission to the program is highly competitive depending on the class standing, grade point average, recommendations and results on standardized exams along with other requirements.
Students seeking to transfer into the program will be allowed to do so depending on the availability of space in the program and conditional on the transfer credit evaluation. The Chair of the nursing department makes the final decision on the students transferring into the program.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education|
12/01/1933 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
12/01/1981 - 12/31/2011
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/26/2012 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
09/27/2008 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended|
|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.
|In District Students||$1,072/credit|
|In State Students||$1,072/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,072/credit|
|In District Students||$747/credit|
|In State Students||$747/credit|
|Out of State Students||$747/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 Norwich University'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||12%||$3,058|
|State Grant & Scholarships||13%||$1,387|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||100%||$28,616|
|Federal Student Loans||77%||$6,505|
$23,801Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$15,135|
|$30,001 to $48,000$15,916|
|$48,001 to $75,000$19,479|
|$75,001 to $110,000$23,095|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Vermont state board of nursing.