Salve Regina University
Salve Regina University is a private institution in Newport, Rhode Island. The Sisters of Mercy founded the university in 1934 and the first students were admitted in 1947. The first class contained 58 students. For the 2017 school year, the university admitted close to 3,000 students. Salve Regina University is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and became coeducational in 1973. However, women still comprise 70% of the student body. The campus includes 21 historic buildings located on 7 Gilded Age estates. In 2002, the university received a grant to develop a heritage preservation plan to help preserve the historic buildings.
Salve Regina University offers traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. All three programs are accredited by the CCNE. The RN to BSN program offers flexible scheduling and a hybrid learning experience, making it easier for registered nurses to earn their BSN. The courses include online and on-campus learning. The DNP program also uses a hybrid format and two separate tracks – a standard DNP program and a BSN to DNP pathway. The traditional BSN program includes a combination of classroom instruction and clinical placements at local hospitals and healthcare facilities. After completing the BSN program, students should be prepared to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students2,823|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education|
12/01/1956 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
12/01/1960 - 06/30/2013
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/25/2013 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|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||$1,280/credit|
|In State Students||$1,280/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,280/credit|
|In District Students||$565/credit|
|In State Students||$565/credit|
|Out of State Students||$565/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, 99% of Salve Regina 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||17%||$558|
|State Grant & Scholarships||4%||$5,274|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||99%||$19,677|
|Federal Student Loans||77%||$5,693|
$33,997Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$22,379|
|$30,001 to $48,000$23,518|
|$48,001 to $75,000$23,913|
|$75,001 to $110,000$27,938|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Rhode Island state board of nursing.