Penn State New Kensington

New Kensington, PA 15068
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Penn State New Kensington is one of the forty-four public 4-year colleges in Pennsylvania. The campus is located in a rural area, in New Kensington.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 595 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 132 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 103 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 78%). Every year 47% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Penn State New Kensington's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $12,718, and fees were $976. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $20,352 and $976 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students595
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 4 15
Certificate 1 1



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT990 to 1180
ACT18 to 29
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$524/credit
In State Students$524/credit
Out of State Students$848/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$814/credit
In State Students$814/credit
Out of State Students$1,044/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 $23,580 $23,580 $38,160
ADN 70 $36,680 $36,680 $59,360
BSN 125 $65,500 $65,500 $106,000
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, 93% of Penn State New Kensington'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% $4,242
Other Federal Grant 5% $1,200
State Grant & Scholarships 44% $3,589
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 70% $3,856
Federal Student Loans 66% $5,273
Private Loans 10% $11,299


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$9,547
$30,001 to $48,000$11,832
$48,001 to $75,000$13,735
$75,001 to $110,000$17,860
Over $110,000$19,571

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.
Penn State New Kensington
3550 Seventh Street Road
New Kensington, PA 15068

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