Stevenson University

Stevenson, MD 21153
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Stevenson University is a private university in Stevenson, Maryland serving over 3,500 students annually. The university was founded in 1947 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as a training school for female secretaries. The first male students were admitted in 1972. The first bachelor’s degree programs were offered in 1984 and included Paralegal Studies and Computer Information Systems degrees. The school was renamed in 2008 after achieving university status. The campus is in suburban Baltimore County on 80 acres of land and offers over 40 different degree programs. However, the university also offers online programs, including the nursing master’s program. 

Nursing programs include traditional BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, and MSN programs. The baccalaureate programs were accredited by the CCNE in 2008, while the master’s program was accredited in 2012. The school arranges clinical opportunities at local facilities. However, students are required to arrange their own transportation. These opportunities may be scheduled during the day, evening, or weekends. Generally, freshman students focus on completing their liberal arts prerequisites before completing nursing-related courses. Registered nurses that have obtained an associate degree may apply for admission to the RN to BSN or RN to MSN program. These programs are offered online, providing a convenient solution for working registered nurses.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students3,876
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate81%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 16 174
Master's degree 2 60
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 85.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1962 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
10/01/1995 - 06/30/2013
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/12/2008 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/04/2012 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1010 to 1190
ACT19 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor 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 $40
Graduates --

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$835/credit
In State Students$835/credit
Out of State Students$835/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$670/credit
In State Students$670/credit
Out of State Students$670/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 $37,575 $37,575 $37,575
ADN 70 $58,450 $58,450 $58,450
BSN 125 $104,375 $104,375 $104,375
FNP 50 $33,500 $33,500 $33,500
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 Stevenson 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 31% $4,627
Other Federal Grant 3% $3,000
State Grant & Scholarships 23% $5,547
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $16,769
Federal Student Loans 64% $6,021
Private Loans 12% $18,455


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$20,177
$30,001 to $48,000$24,270
$48,001 to $75,000$26,156
$75,001 to $110,000$28,961
Over $110,000$30,468

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Maryland state board of nursing.
Stevenson University
1525 Greenspring Valley Rd
Stevenson, MD 21153

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