Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks

Reading, PA 19610
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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks is one of the forty-four public 4-year colleges in Pennsylvania. The campus is located in a suburb, in Reading.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,719 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 694 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 541 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 78%). Every year 57% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $14,214, and fees were $976. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $22,716 and $976 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students2,719
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4-year
TypePublic
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 1
Certificate 0 0

Admission

86%

Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT980 to 1190
ACT21 to 26
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$592/credit
In State Students$592/credit
Out of State Students$947/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$857/credit
In State Students$857/credit
Out of State Students$1,130/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 $26,640 $26,640 $42,615
ADN 70 $41,440 $41,440 $66,290
BSN 125 $74,000 $74,000 $118,375
FNP 50 $42,850 $42,850 $56,500
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, 85% of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 34% $4,454
Other Federal Grant 9% $1,273
State Grant & Scholarships 36% $3,557
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 46% $3,826
Federal Student Loans 66% $5,398
Private Loans 11% $13,514

$20,242

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$16,976
$30,001 to $48,000$17,371
$48,001 to $75,000$21,613
$75,001 to $110,000$25,490
Over $110,000$26,750

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Student Population

2,719

Undergrads

0

Graduates

1,126

Women

1,593

Men

89%

Full-time

11%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
66%
Hispanic
12%
Black/African American
8%
Asian
5%
Non-resident alien
4%
Two or more races
3%
Race/ethnicity unknown
3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks
Tulpehocken Road
Reading, PA 19610
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