Robert Morris University

Moon Township, PA 15108

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 LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP, BSN to DNP)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN
  6. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 124
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 22
Clinical Nurse Specialist Doctor's degree - professional practice 19

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Robert Morris University

La Roche College
11.01 miles away
Duquesne University
12.86 miles away
Carlow University
14.17 miles away
Chatham University
15.82 miles away
Franciscan University of Steubenville
23.82 miles away
Washington & Jefferson College
24.16 miles away
Wheeling Jesuit University
40.03 miles away
Waynesburg University
42.94 miles away
University of Mount Union
53.9 miles away
Malone University
64.88 miles away


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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading470 to 560
SAT: Math470 to 580
SAT: Writing450 to 550
ACT Composite21 to 26
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$20,697
30k to 48k$20,121
48k to 75k$21,763
75k to 110k$26,366
Over 110k$30,607
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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 $875.00 $875.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $900.00 $900.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Robert Morris University
6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108

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