Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
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Nova Southeastern University is one of the sixty-six private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Florida. The campus is located in a suburb, in Fort Lauderdale.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 20,793 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 987 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 780 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 79%). Every year 52% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Nova Southeastern University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $28,980, and fees were $950. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $28,980 and $950 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students20,793
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate79%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 59 344
Master's degree 8 94
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 2 9
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1971 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
02/01/2004 - 06/30/2009
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
10/07/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/08/2006 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/08/2006 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1080 to 1280
ACT23 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies 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).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $50

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$966/credit
In State Students$966/credit
Out of State Students$966/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,052/credit
In State Students$1,052/credit
Out of State Students$1,052/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 $43,470 $43,470 $43,470
ADN 70 $67,620 $67,620 $67,620
BSN 125 $120,750 $120,750 $120,750
FNP 50 $52,600 $52,600 $52,600
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 Nova Southeastern 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 30% $5,279
Other Federal Grant 17% $2,117
State Grant & Scholarships 49% $4,837
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $14,835
Federal Student Loans 50% $5,868
Private Loans 6% $15,778


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$24,053
$30,001 to $48,000$24,841
$48,001 to $75,000$26,360
$75,001 to $110,000$28,524
Over $110,000$28,866

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

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