Queens University of Charlotte

Charlotte, NC 28274
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Queens University of Charlotte is a private university in Charlotte, North Carolina. The university was established in 1857. It was originally called the Charlotte Female Institute. The institute merged with the Presbyterian Female College in 1912 to become Queens College. It received university status in 2002 and now offers over 34 undergraduate majors and 10 graduate degree programs. The university is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and serves close to 2,000 students per year. Queens University manages several colleges and schools, including the Blair College of Health, which houses the Presbyterian School of Nursing, the Kinesiology Department, and the Human Service Studies Department.

Nursing programs available at the university include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. Graduate-level programs include MSN and RN to MSN programs. All programs are accredited by the CCNE. At the Presbyterian School of Nursing, the RN to BSN program is offered online, while the accelerated and traditional programs require on-campus learning. Incoming freshman who are interested in the traditional BSN program must first enroll as a general student. During the second semester of their sophomore year, students can apply to join the nursing program. Clinical rotations are completed through partnerships with nearby healthcare agencies. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students2,507
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 6 84
Master's degree 3 37
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 95.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1932 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
02/01/2006 - 05/01/2014
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1010 to 1198
ACT21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Considered but not 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).

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$464/credit
In State Students$464/credit
Out of State Students$464/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$644/credit
In State Students$644/credit
Out of State Students$644/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 $20,880 $20,880 $20,880
ADN 70 $32,480 $32,480 $32,480
BSN 125 $58,000 $58,000 $58,000
FNP 50 $32,200 $32,200 $32,200
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, 98% of Queens University of Charlotte's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 21% $4,414
Other Federal Grant -- $2,500
State Grant & Scholarships 24% $4,855
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 97% $20,024
Federal Student Loans 59% $5,680
Private Loans 5% $20,088


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$17,741
$30,001 to $48,000$19,665
$48,001 to $75,000$20,073
$75,001 to $110,000$23,065
Over $110,000$27,913

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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: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing.
Queens University of Charlotte
1900 Selwyn Ave
Charlotte, NC 28274

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