Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA 98119
Seattle Pacific University is one of the 20 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Washington. Its campus is small in size and located in Seattle. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.
In the 2017 fall enrollment, 647 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 511 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 79%).
Every year 69% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
Seattle Pacific University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $40,464, and fees were $429. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $40,464 and $429 respectively.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Student to Faculty Ratio13:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Offered
The Seattle Pacific University offers a Bachelor of Science Degree program offers a four year curriculum which is a combination of theoretical in class instruction and practical clinical experience.
- Formal application to the nursing program
- Official transcripts for prerequisite courses taken with course descriptions attached for all courses taken at another institution (all perquisite courses need to be completed with a minimum of a ‘C’ grade with anything below a ‘C’ unacceptable
- Professional Recommendations
- Healthcare related work experience or volunteer experience
- Proof of clear communication skills
The application process will be based on a combined evaluation of scores earned for prerequisite course work, excellent professional staff experience in the healthcare setting. Applications will be processed online. All applicants will be informed about the status of their application by mail. Applications for enrollment are accepted through the 15th of January.
Applicants are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that their application is complete.
For transfer students: If you are in the process of completing a BSN Degree or an ADN, you need to have completed all requirements for the program you are enrolled in before beginning in the nursing program.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
NCLEX-RN Passrate History
NCLEX-RN passrate history of Seattle Pacific University as reported by Washington state board of nursing.
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities|
09/01/1933 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/30/1998 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/30/1998 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1060 to 1280|
|ACT||21 to 27|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|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||$1,124|
|In State Students||$1,124|
|Out of State Students||$1,124|
|In District Students||$795|
|In State Students||$795|
|Out of State Students||$795|
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, 98% of Seattle Pacific 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||8%||$3,382|
|State Grant & Scholarships||15%||$8,885|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||98%||$20,670|
|Federal Student Loans||63%||$6,076|
$31,078Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$23,968|
|$30,001 to $48,000$28,351|
|$48,001 to $75,000$28,298|
|$75,001 to $110,000$30,221|
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These scholarships are available to full-time student in selected regions of the U.S. Eligibility is determined by applicant's school/college of nursing's zip code. Applicants for ...
Applicant to this scholarship has to be graduate or undergraduate student and/or trainee in the field of nursing. Candidates for this award must be a child, grandchild or great-grandchild of a ...
This scholarship open to all students attending accredited nursing program in selected regions such as Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and ...
The Washington State Nurses Foundation annually award scholarships to qualified candidates enrolled in an approved program leading to an associate or baccalaureate nursing degree in ...
Applicants must be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington. Students must be members of the LGBTQ and allied community and display leadership either within the LGBTQ community ...
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.