San Diego State University

San Diego, CA 92182

Located in San Diego, California, San Diego State University is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 60,834 and 21,072 students were accepted.

San Diego State University's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $5,472 and fees $1,612. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $16,632 and $1,612 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio29:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate89%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. RN to BSN
  3. The San Diego State University School of Nursing Master of Science Degree is intended to prepare graduates to function in a range of specialties including nurse practitioners, clinical specialists, nurse midwives, community based nurses/school nurses, administrators and/or nurse educators and as middle or executive-level nursing.

    Students can attend the program on the basis of part time or full time enrollment. All students are prepared for entry into nurse researcher for continued education in doctoral studies.

    Admission Requirements

    1. A baccalaureate degree with a nursing major from a CCNE or NLNC accredited program
    2. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
    3. Acceptable GRE scores
    4. A current, valid, unencumbered California License to practice as a Registered Nurse
    5. Minimum of a ‘C’ grade or higher in a basic statistics course

    Applicants are recommended to have at least 12 months of work experience as a Registered Nurse before beginning a specialization program. Applicants who graduated with a non-nursing major from a baccalaureate program will be considered on an individual basis and maybe admitted on the condition of enrolling in the necessary undergraduate courses in addition to the course requirements for the Master’s program.

    Students in all tracks are required to choose between a Thesis or project or Comprehensive Exam designated Plan A and B respectively. 


Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 219
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 29

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from San Diego State University

California State University - San Marcos
24.94 miles away
University of California-Irvine
74.92 miles away
Santa Barbara Business College - Rancho Mirage
81.07 miles away
Career Care Institute, Moreno Valley
81.15 miles away
Santa Ana College
82.71 miles away
Stanton University, Garden Grove
86.15 miles away
North Orange County ROP
86.22 miles away
California Career Institute, Garden Grove
86.62 miles away
Coast Health Career College
87.02 miles away
Four - D College
88.92 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
02/28/1949 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
02/28/1998 - Current
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
07/19/1995 - 07/15/1995
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
07/15/1995 - 02/28/1998
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading490 to 600
SAT: Math510 to 620
ACT Composite23 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$8,654
30k to 48k$10,735
48k to 75k$14,896
75k to 110k$19,468
Over 110k$21,424
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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 $0.00 $372.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $372.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182

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