Spring Hill College

Mobile, AL 36608
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Founded in 1830, Spring Hill is the oldest college in Alabama. Its located six miles west of Mobile and offers a great view of the city and its harbors.

Spring Hill is the first institution in the region to offer MSN degree with a clinical nurse leader track in 2005. 

SHC nursing department has around 6 faculties and offers BSN and master's of science in nursing degree programs. The school partners with over 10 medical facilities in the Gulf Coast region which makes it possible for students to gain a hands-on experience by working with various medical experts.   

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students1,485
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate79%

Nursing Programs

The baccalaureate program is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The program is divided into two phases which are the pre-nursing and professional nursing phase. A student admitted at the Spring Hill College can be enrolled in the pre-nursing phase. However to enter the professional nursing phase, a student must apply to the division of Nursing.

Admission Requirements

Application is done during the spring semester for the enrollment in the following fall. Some of the requirements include:

  • ACTscore of 20 or higher. Students with a previous baccalaureate degree will be exempt from the ACT score requirement.
  • Achieve a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative grade point average.
  • Achieve a minimum of a 2.75 prerequisite cumulative grade point average:
  • Prerequisite GPA is calculated on all nursing, science, math and psychologycourses required in pre-nursing (first two years) prior to the junioryear or NUR 330.
  • A letter of good standing from thee previous college for transfer students.

Applicants must also meet all standards required for licensure to practice as a registered nurse. Applicants must also submit to a criminal background check and drug screening test. Current CPR certification is also required.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 4 9
Master's degree 1 4
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 100%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1922 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/12/1999 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2007 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1025 to 1185
ACT21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $25

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$1,104/credit
In State Students$1,104/credit
Out of State Students$1,104/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$515/credit
In State Students$515/credit
Out of State Students$515/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 $49,680 $49,680 $49,680
ADN 70 $77,280 $77,280 $77,280
BSN 125 $138,000 $138,000 $138,000
FNP 50 $25,750 $25,750 $25,750
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 Hill College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 33% $4,578
Other Federal Grant 16% $465
State Grant & Scholarships 34% $906
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $28,065
Federal Student Loans 89% $8,696
Private Loans 5% $14,734


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$19,104
$30,001 to $48,000$15,551
$48,001 to $75,000$20,653
$75,001 to $110,000$21,629
Over $110,000$23,846

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.
Spring Hill College
4000 Dauphin St
Mobile, AL 36608

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