South University–Richmond

Glen Allen, VA 23060
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South University–Richmond is one of the twenty-six private, for-profit 4-year colleges in Virginia. The campus is located in a suburb, in Glen Allen.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 652 students attend the school. Every year 8% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

South University–Richmond's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $16,920, and fees were $94. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $16,920 and $94 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students652
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs

The South University BSN program can be completed in seven quarters of full time study. Most students (about 91%) complete the program in time (almost in 40 months).

The program requires students to complete college algebra prior to applying to the program. The program also requires two math or science electives.

The program also has additional degree completion track for RNs who want to advance their degree or diploma to BSN. See here RN to BSN tack.

Program Specific Requirements:

  • Physical examination (including all health records and immunization series)
  • Health Insurance
  • Criminal background check
  • Urine drug screening

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 5 65
Master's degree 0 13
Post-master's certificate 0 3
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.9%

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Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However 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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$559/credit
In State Students$559/credit
Out of State Students$559/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$813/credit
In State Students$813/credit
Out of State Students$813/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 $25,155 $25,155 $25,155
ADN 70 $39,130 $39,130 $39,130
BSN 125 $69,875 $69,875 $69,875
FNP 50 $40,650 $40,650 $40,650
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, 83% of South University–Richmond's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 50% $4,495
Other Federal Grant 25% $800
State Grant & Scholarships -- --
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 25% $2,931
Federal Student Loans 75% $7,311
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
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$23,216
$30,001 to $48,000$23,472
$48,001 to $75,000$28,239
$75,001 to $110,000$28,239
Over $110,000$28,239

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.
South University–Richmond
2151 Old Brick Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23060

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