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.
|Campus LocaleFringe Rural|
|Number of Students3,876|
|Student to Faculty Ratio16:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1010 to 1190|
|ACT||19 to 24|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$835/credit|
|In State Students||$835/credit|
|Out of State Students||$835/credit|
|In District Students||$670/credit|
|In State Students||$670/credit|
|Out of State Students||$670/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, 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|
|Other Federal Grant||3%||$3,000|
|State Grant & Scholarships||23%||$5,547|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||99%||$16,769|
|Federal Student Loans||64%||$6,021|
$27,904Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Maryland state board of nursing.