Quinnipiac University is a private university in Hamden, Connecticut near Sleeping Giant State Park. It was founded in 1929 and the first graduating class included just eight students. The university now serves over 9,000 students each semester and offers 58 undergrad majors and 20 graduate programs. The university is also home to the Quinnipiac Polling Institute, which is nationally recognized for its reliable independent surveys conducted throughout the US. Major new organizations often cite these surveys. The university also prepares its students for success. Nearly 97.5% of graduates are either employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
The Quinnipiac University School of Nursing takes a holistic approach to teaching. It is also one of only 12 nursing schools in the country offering programs that are endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation. The programs are taught within the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, giving students hands-on training working with integrated teams in a real healthcare setting. Undergrad programs include BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. Many of the graduate programs are offered online, including the RN to MSN program and MSN in the Operational Leadership program. 97% of undergrads and grads who complete one of these programs are employed or continuing their education after graduation.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students10,200|
|Student to Faculty Ratio16:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education|
12/01/1958 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
02/01/2004 - 02/18/2014
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
10/01/1996 - 02/18/2014
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
10/10/2013 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
10/10/2013 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
10/10/2013 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels|
01/24/2014 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1080 to 1260|
|ACT||23 to 27|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$1,020/credit|
|In State Students||$1,020/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,020/credit|
|In District Students||$1,010/credit|
|In State Students||$1,010/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,010/credit|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 96% of Quinnipiac University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||5%||$1,911|
|State Grant & Scholarships||2%||$2,824|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||95%||$21,552|
|Federal Student Loans||67%||$5,377|
$38,665Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$33,699|
|$30,001 to $48,000$31,176|
|$48,001 to $75,000$35,143|
|$75,001 to $110,000$37,640|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Connecticut state board of nursing.