South University-West Palm Beach

Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
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South University-West Palm Beach is one of the forty-two private, for-profit 4-year colleges in Florida. The campus is located in a suburb, in Royal Palm Beach.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 861 students attend the school. Every year 27% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

South University-West Palm Beach'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 Students861
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate54%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 14 125
Master's degree 7 30
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88%

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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-West Palm Beach's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 72% $4,490
Other Federal Grant 39% $471
State Grant & Scholarships 56% $1,525
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 22% $6,296
Federal Student Loans 67% $6,567
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$21,224
$30,001 to $48,000$22,313
$48,001 to $75,000$26,495
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.
South University-West Palm Beach
9801 Belvedere Road
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

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