Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer, NC 28109

Pfeiffer University is one of the 49 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in North Carolina. Its campus is small in size and located in the rural town of Misenheimer. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 277 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 169 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 61%).

Every year 42% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Pfeiffer University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $28,560, and fees were $1,014. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $28,560 and $1,014 respectively.


Campus LocaleDistant Rural
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate61%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 3 22
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 91%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1942 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/10/2013 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT910 to 1100
ACT16 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Considered but not required

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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$655/credit
In State Students$655/credit
Out of State Students$655/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$655/credit
In State Students$655/credit
Out of State Students$655/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 $29,475 $29,475 $29,475
ADN 70 $45,850 $45,850 $45,850
BSN 125 $81,875 $81,875 $81,875
FNP 50 $32,750 $32,750 $32,750
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, 99% of Pfeiffer 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 53% $4,481
Other Federal Grant 16% $898
State Grant & Scholarships 51% $4,482
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 89% $15,346
Federal Student Loans 83% $10,194
Private Loans 6% $18,047


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$18,811
$30,001 to $48,000$19,823
$48,001 to $75,000$29,944
$75,001 to $110,000$26,910
Over $110,000$27,587

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing.

Pfeiffer University
48380 US Hwy 52N
Misenheimer, NC 28109

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