Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD 21801

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 LocaleSuburb: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate84%

Nursing Programs Offered

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

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 90
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 3
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 0

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Salisbury University

Polytech Adult Education
50.27 miles away
College of Southern Maryland - Leonardtown
55.66 miles away
College of Southern Maryland - Prince Frederick
55.85 miles away
Delaware State University
58.22 miles away
Delaware Technical Community College-Terry
58.94 miles away
Cape May County Technical School
68.19 miles away
Bowie State University
77.62 miles away
University of Maryland-College Park
84.39 miles away
Vineland Adult Education Center
84.56 miles away
University of Maryland-University College
85.09 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
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 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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$12,202
30k to 48k$14,438
48k to 75k$18,298
75k to 110k$21,096
Over 110k$22,092
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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 $365.00 $715.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $465.00 $754.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships

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McKesson Scholarships

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Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship

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State Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a Maryland resident, have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, and enroll for at least six credits in a nursing program at a Maryland school.

State Nursing Living Expenses Grant

Applicant must be a Maryland resident, be a recipient of a State Nursing Scholarship, attend a Maryland school, and demonstrate financial need. Applicant must file FAFSA by March 1st.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Maryland state board of nursing
Salisbury University
1101 Camden Ave
Salisbury, MD 21801

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