Radford University is one of the sixteen public 4-year colleges in Virginia. The campus is located in an urban area, in Radford.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 9,418 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,848 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,404 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 76%). Every year 55% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Radford University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $7,407, and fees were $3,220. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $19,042 and $3,667 respectively.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students9,418|
|Student to Faculty Ratio16:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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.
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 (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - other||2||12|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program 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|
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||$443/credit|
|In State Students||$443/credit|
|Out of State Students||$947/credit|
|In District Students||$482/credit|
|In State Students||$482/credit|
|Out of State Students||$856/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, 81% of Radford 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||6%||$4,851|
|State Grant & Scholarships||21%||$7,214|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||21%||$6,830|
|Federal Student Loans||66%||$5,489|
$13,573Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$11,658|
|$30,001 to $48,000$12,989|
|$48,001 to $75,000$16,694|
|$75,001 to $110,000$20,770|
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- Nurses Scholarship - American Legion Auxiliary Department of virginia
- Mary Virginia Macrae Memorial Merit Award
- American Legion Auxiliary Department of Virginia Past Presidents Parley Nurses Scholarship
- Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Scholarship
- Genevieve Saran Richmond Award
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.