Presentation College

Aberdeen, SD 57401
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Presentation College is one of the seven private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in South Dakota. The campus is located in Aberdeen town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 761 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 114 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 66 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 58%). Every year 27% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Presentation College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $19,450, and fees were $380. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $19,450 and $380 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students761
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate58%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 0
Bachelor's degree 11 80
Master's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 45.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1971 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1968 - 12/31/2013
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
10/01/1993 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
01/21/2015 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT900 to 1080
ACT18 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor 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 $25
Graduates $35

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$703/credit
In State Students$703/credit
Out of State Students$703/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$895/credit
In State Students$895/credit
Out of State Students$895/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 $31,635 $31,635 $31,635
ADN 70 $49,210 $49,210 $49,210
BSN 125 $87,875 $87,875 $87,875
FNP 50 $44,750 $44,750 $44,750
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 Presentation College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 27% $4,238
Other Federal Grant 7% $700
State Grant & Scholarships 9% $2,287
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $10,238
Federal Student Loans 68% $5,109
Private Loans 21% $11,237


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$15,833
$30,001 to $48,000$17,203
$48,001 to $75,000$19,915
$75,001 to $110,000$20,659
Over $110,000$20,193

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and South Dakota state board of nursing.
Presentation College
1500 N Main
Aberdeen, SD 57401

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