Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor, MI 49283

Spring Arbor University is one of the 40 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Michigan. Its campus is small in size and located in a suburb in Spring Arbor. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 269 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 213 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 79%).

Every year 59% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

SAU's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $27,150, and fees were $600. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $27,150 and $600 respectively.


Campus LocaleSmall Suburb
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Free Methodist
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate79%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 10 104
Master's degree 3 27

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1960 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
05/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/29/2011 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1000 to 1205
ACT20 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates $30

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$660/credit
In State Students$660/credit
Out of State Students$660/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$565/credit
In State Students$565/credit
Out of State Students$565/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 $29,700 $29,700 $29,700
ADN 70 $46,200 $46,200 $46,200
BSN 125 $82,500 $82,500 $82,500
FNP 50 $28,250 $28,250 $28,250
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, 100% of Spring Arbor 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 37% $4,137
Other Federal Grant 35% $1,919
State Grant & Scholarships 51% $1,942
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $15,810
Federal Student Loans 73% $6,458
Private Loans 11% $9,653


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$17,325
$30,001 to $48,000$16,121
$48,001 to $75,000$16,882
$75,001 to $110,000$18,422
Over $110,000$22,505

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Student Population













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

Relevant scholarships

Michigan League for Nursing Scholarship

In order to be considered for an award, a candidate must be currently enrolled in a Licensed Practical Nurse, Associate Degree or Bachelor's Degree Nursing education program and must have ...

Michigan Nurses Foundation Scholarship

Michigan Nurses Foundation advance nursing and nursing education by awarding scholarships and research grants and by providing financial aid for the treatment of recovering ...

Spring Arbor University - Tuition Waiver Exchange Program

The program allows the children of faculty members, staff and administrators of Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) affiliated colleges to attend a CCCU-affiliated college ...

Michigan Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident who is a Michigan resident for one year prior to the beginning of their nursing program enrollment. Applicant must be enrolled at ...

Lynda Andrus Memorial Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be enrolled at Eastern Michigan University, actively pursuing a degree in nursing (undergraduate or R.N. to B.S.N.). Applicant must be a non-smoker. Financial need is required.

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

Spring Arbor University
106 E. Main St
Spring Arbor, MI 49283

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