Robert Morris University
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.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students5,076|
|Student to Faculty Ratio15:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1020 to 1200|
|ACT||21 to 27|
|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) 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||$905/credit|
|In State Students||$905/credit|
|Out of State Students||$905/credit|
|In District Students||$925/credit|
|In State Students||$925/credit|
|Out of State Students||$925/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 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|
|Other Federal Grant||8%||$4,712|
|State Grant & Scholarships||42%||$3,650|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||95%||$14,409|
|Federal Student Loans||76%||$5,629|
$25,645Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.