Spalding University is a private university affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. Founded in 1814 in Louisville, Kentucky, the university offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs. The university started as Nazareth Academy and was renamed Spalding College in 1969. The college received university status in 1984. The small campus is located in the downtown Louisville area, providing students with access to the shopping and entertainment offered in the city. Louisville is also just a half-day drive from Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Nashville. Along with nursing programs, Spalding University offers degrees in natural sciences, social sciences, education, and humanities.
Several CCNE-accredited nursing programs are available at the Spalding University School of Nursing, including a traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, and MSN program. The traditional BSN program gives students clinical training at local hospitals and clinics throughout the Louisville area. The graduation rate and NCLEX-RN pass rates exceed the national average. For those with a bachelor’s degree in another field of study, students may enroll in the accelerated BSN program. This program is designed to be completed in just 13-months and prepare students for the NCLEX-RN exam. The MSN program is offered on campus and includes 45 credit hours of classes.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students2,071|
|Student to Faculty Ratio10:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||1||5|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1938 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
10/03/2003 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||980 to 1125|
|ACT||18 to 23|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies 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||$800/credit|
|In State Students||$800/credit|
|Out of State Students||$800/credit|
|In District Students||$722/credit|
|In State Students||$722/credit|
|Out of State Students||$722/credit|
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, 99% of Spalding 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||23%||$479|
|State Grant & Scholarships||79%||$4,049|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||94%||$7,583|
|Federal Student Loans||75%||$4,470|
$20,619Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$19,848|
|$30,001 to $48,000$20,000|
|$48,001 to $75,000$21,197|
|$75,001 to $110,000$23,844|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kentucky state board of nursing.