Salisbury University is a public university in Salisbury, Maryland. It is part of the University System of Maryland. The university was founded in 1925 as a two-year school to train elementary school teachers. It is now a four-year university offering 42 undergraduate and 14 graduate degree programs. These programs are offered through the five academic schools that comprise Salisbury University, including the College of Health and Human Services. The campus is in Salisbury, which is about 115 miles southeast of Baltimore, and includes 75 buildings spread across 183 acres. The nursing program is known for its selective admissions process and has the highest 10-year average for their NCLEX-RN exam pass rate, with an average pass rate of 91.6%.
The university offers several BSN programs and two MSN program. These programs were first accredited by the CCNE in 2003. The undergraduate programs include traditional BSN, RN to BSN, and accelerated BSN programs. These programs include clinical practice at several area hospitals, clinics, and mental health care facilities. The university maintains small class sizes, with groups of no more than 8 students for clinical practice and simulation training. Students that have already earned their BSN may enroll in the MSN or RN to MSN program.
|Campus LocaleSmall Suburb|
|Number of Students8,714|
|Student to Faculty Ratio16:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
01/01/1956 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
10/03/2003 - Current
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 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||$379/credit|
|In State Students||$379/credit|
|Out of State Students||$754/credit|
|In District Students||$484/credit|
|In State Students||$484/credit|
|Out of State Students||$795/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, 87% of Salisbury 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||4%||$974|
|State Grant & Scholarships||23%||$3,103|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||61%||$3,830|
|Federal Student Loans||56%||$5,315|
$18,374Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$12,226|
|$30,001 to $48,000$14,441|
|$48,001 to $75,000$18,113|
|$75,001 to $110,000$21,364|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Maryland state board of nursing.