Radford University

Radford, VA 24142

Located in Radford, Virginia, Radford University is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 7,447 and 6,047 students were accepted.

Radford University's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $6,991 and fees $3,090. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $18,626 and $3,536 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate74%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN
  2. Doctoral degrees (DNP, BSN to DNP)
  3. RN to BSN
  4. Family Nurse Practitioner
  5. BSN

    The Radford University Nursing program offers a foundational education in liberal arts, behavioral sciences, basic and applied sciences and social sciences in addition to academic and practical nursing courses culminating in the BSN degree.

    The program has been approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing and has full accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

    Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination to become licensed Registered Nurses.

    Admission Requirements:

    Students who enroll in Radford University as full time freshmen with a declared pre-nursing major officially enter the nursing program with a priority admission after completing a minimum of 124 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.5.

    Students transferring into the nursing from another college or university need to have a 2.8 cumulative grade point average with a minimum of a ‘C’ grade in all prerequisite courses.

    Program Specific Requirements:

    • Physical examination (including all health records and immunization series)
    • Health Insurance
    • Criminal background check
    • Urine drug screening

    Deadline for admission to the nursing program is the 15th of November for admission in the fall semester and the 1st of August for admission in the spring.

    The nursing program is an academically demanding program and the school encourages students not to work more than 10 hours a week.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 105
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Master's degree 0
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - other 12

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Radford University

Bluefield State College
38.76 miles away
Summers County Career Center
41.31 miles away
Greenbrier County School of Practical Nursing
44.33 miles away
Wyoming County Vocational Technical Center
62.33 miles away
Winston-Salem State University
74.55 miles away
Dabney S Lancaster Community College, Rockbridge Regional Center
75.15 miles away
ECPI University - Greensboro
78.03 miles away
Buchanan County Public Schools
80.4 miles away
Washington County Public Schools
82.53 miles away
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
83.53 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1928 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2004 - 08/08/2013

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$12,720
30k to 48k$13,537
48k to 75k$16,334
75k to 110k$20,729
Over 110k$21,349
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $421.00 $925.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $458.00 $832.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Nurses Scholarship - American Legion Auxiliary Department of virginia

Applicants must be daughters, sons grandsons, etc of veterans who served during eligibility dates for membership in the american legion.

Mary Virginia Macrae Memorial Merit Award

A $400.00 nursing education merit award shall be given annually by the Iowa Department of the American Legion Auxiliary in memory of the late Mary Virginia Macrae, who served as the first [...]

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Virginia Past Presidents Parley Nurses Scholarship

Applicants must be daughters, sons, grandsons, etc. of veterans who served during eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion. Applicants must be in their senior year or graduates [...]

Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Scholarship

Candidates must be residents of Newport County, and a graduate from a high school in Rhode Island. Scholarships are open to individuals accepted into, and in attendance at any accredited [...]

Genevieve Saran Richmond Award

This scholarship has been donated by Leslie and Virginia Fiur to a nursing student with a disability.

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing
Radford University
801 East Main St.
Radford, VA 24142

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