Stevenson University

Stevenson, MD 21153

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 LocaleRural: Fringe
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 215
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 45

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Stevenson University

Notre Dame of Maryland University
6.5 miles away
Johns Hopkins University
7.72 miles away
Sojourner-Douglass College
10.23 miles away
Washington Adventist University
34 miles away
York College Pennsylvania
36.31 miles away
Catholic University of America
37.11 miles away
Trinity Washington University
37.76 miles away
Hood College
38.3 miles away
Howard University
38.53 miles away
George Washington University
40.58 miles away


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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading460 to 560
SAT: Math450 to 570
SAT: Writing450 to 550
ACT Composite19 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$22,046
30k to 48k$24,181
48k to 75k$25,765
75k to 110k$28,507
Over 110k$30,991
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $780.00 $780.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $670.00 $670.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships

These scholarships are available to full-time student in selected regions of the U.S. Eligibility is determined by applicant's school/college of nursing's zip code.  Applicants for [...]

McKesson Scholarships

This scholarship open to all students attending accredited nursing program in selected regions such as Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas [...]

Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship

The Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship (Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship) is provided by the Nurse Support Program (NSP II) aiming to expand the pool of nurses in [...]

State Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a Maryland resident, have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, and enroll for at least six credits in a nursing program at a Maryland school.

Presidential Fellowship

Applicant must be an incoming freshman at Stevenson University who has shown commitment to academic excellence, community service, leadership in school-based activities, and/or athletics. High [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Maryland state board of nursing
Stevenson University
1525 Greenspring Valley Rd
Stevenson, MD 21153

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