Penn State Abington

Abington, PA 19001

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington is one of the 44 public 4-year colleges in Pennsylvania. Its campus is small in size and located in a suburb in Abington. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,056 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 876 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 83%).

Every year 50% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $13,540, and fees were $976. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $21,582 and $976 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate83%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 21 166

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2.92 miles away
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5.91 miles away
Temple University
9.74 miles away
Rutgers University-Camden
11.67 miles away
Brooks Alternative Tech School
18.19 miles away
Eastern Center for Arts & Technology - Peter Beck Community
18.29 miles away
Thomas Edison State University
19.34 miles away
The College of New Jersey
20.33 miles away
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
20.59 miles away
Rowan University
28.16 miles away



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT970 to 1200
ACT21 to 27
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $65
Graduates $65

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$557/credit
In State Students$557/credit
Out of State Students$899/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$857/credit
In State Students$857/credit
Out of State Students$1,107/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 $25,065 $25,065 $40,455
ADN 70 $38,990 $38,990 $62,930
BSN 125 $69,625 $69,625 $112,375
FNP 50 $42,850 $42,850 $55,350
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, 79% of Penn State Abington's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 43% $4,895
Other Federal Grant 16% $1,283
State Grant & Scholarships 39% $3,753
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 54% $4,281
Federal Student Loans 49% $5,116
Private Loans 7% $11,004


Average Net Price/year
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$11,144
$30,001 to $48,000$12,106
$48,001 to $75,000$15,764
$75,001 to $110,000$19,334
Over $110,000$21,325

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
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.

Penn State Abington
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001

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