San Diego State University

San Diego, CA 92182

San Diego State University is one of the 50 public 4-year colleges in California. Its campus is large in size and located in San Diego. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 5,366 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 4,776 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 89%).

Every year 74% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

San Diego State University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $5,742, and fees were $1,718. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $17,622 and $1,718 respectively.

Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeLarge
Student to Faculty Ratio28:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4-year
TypePublic
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate89%

Nursing Programs Offered

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 (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 2 25
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 95.4%

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Accreditations

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
ACME
02/28/1998 - Current
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
ACME
07/19/1995 - 07/15/1995
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
ACME
07/15/1995 - 02/28/1998
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
09/29/2001 - Current

Admission

35%

Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1090 to 1290
ACT23 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

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).
Application fee
Undergrads $55
Graduates $55

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-
In State Students-
Out of State Students$396/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students$396/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 -- -- $17,820
ADN 70 -- -- $27,720
BSN 125 -- -- $49,500
FNP 50 -- -- $19,800
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, 59% of San Diego State 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 24% $4,682
Other Federal Grant 3% $1,668
State Grant & Scholarships 35% $2,492
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 21% $6,342
Federal Student Loans 31% $5,219
Private Loans 3% $16,403

$13,363

Average Net Price/year
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$8,182
$30,001 to $48,000$10,145
$48,001 to $75,000$14,311
$75,001 to $110,000$18,262
Over $110,000$20,547

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Student Population

30,272

Undergrads

4,886

Graduates

19,400

Women

15,758

Men

86%

Full-time

14%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
34%
Hispanic
30%
Asian
13%
Non-resident alien
8%
Two or more races
6%
Race/ethnicity unknown
5%
Black/African American
4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.

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