Saint Martin's University

Lacey, WA 98503
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Saint Martin's University is one of the twenty private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Washington. The campus is located in a suburb, in Lacey.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,565 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 279 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 212 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 76%). Every year 59% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Saint Martin's University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $35,250, and fees were $406. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $35,250 and $406 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Number of Students1,565
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate76%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
04/01/1933 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT980 to 1190
ACT18 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,190/credit
In State Students$1,190/credit
Out of State Students$1,190/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,190/credit
In State Students$1,190/credit
Out of State Students$1,190/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 $53,550 $53,550 $53,550
ADN 70 $83,300 $83,300 $83,300
BSN 125 $148,750 $148,750 $148,750
FNP 50 $59,500 $59,500 $59,500
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, 99% of Saint Martin's 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 39% $4,301
Other Federal Grant 15% $707
State Grant & Scholarships 33% $8,561
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 98% $19,611
Federal Student Loans 59% $5,310
Private Loans 6% $17,154


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$18,636
$30,001 to $48,000$15,079
$48,001 to $75,000$19,685
$75,001 to $110,000$24,567
Over $110,000$27,528

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.
Saint Martin's University
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

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