Robert Morris University

Moon Township, PA 15108
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Robert Morris University (RMU) is a private university in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. It was established in 1921 and named after one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The university began life as the Pittsburgh School of Accountancy. It now offers over 60 undergraduate programs and 20 masters and doctoral program. The campus is in Moon Township, which is a suburb of Pittsburgh. The campus includes 21 administrative and instructional buildings, including the Scaife Center’s School of Nursing. RMU also maintains a satellite campus in downtown Pittsburgh. The university is structured into five schools, including the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

RMU offers several nursing programs through their School of Nursing and Health Sciences, including three BSN paths. The BSN programs include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN. The university also offers MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, and BSN to DNP programs. These options are all accredited by the CCNE. When enrolled in the traditional BSN program, students take liberal arts and sciences courses during their first two years. Nursing courses and clinical rotations begin during the junior year. For those with a bachelor’s degree with a non-nursing major, the accelerated program provides a path toward earning a BSN in just 15 months. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students5,076
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate81%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 14 116
Master's degree 3 33
Doctor's degree - professional practice 3 29
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
11/09/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2005 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1020 to 1200
ACT21 to 27
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) 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 $30
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$905/credit
In State Students$905/credit
Out of State Students$905/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$925/credit
In State Students$925/credit
Out of State Students$925/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 $40,725 $40,725 $40,725
ADN 70 $63,350 $63,350 $63,350
BSN 125 $113,125 $113,125 $113,125
FNP 50 $46,250 $46,250 $46,250
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, 96% of Robert Morris University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 33% $4,350
Other Federal Grant 8% $4,712
State Grant & Scholarships 42% $3,650
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 95% $14,409
Federal Student Loans 76% $5,629
Private Loans 19% $14,536


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$21,805
$30,001 to $48,000$22,409
$48,001 to $75,000$22,720
$75,001 to $110,000$27,201
Over $110,000$30,917

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.
Robert Morris University
6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108

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