Temple University

Philadelphia, PA 19122
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Temple University is one of the forty-four public 4-year colleges in Pennsylvania. The campus is located in an urban area, in Philadelphia.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 39,967 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 5,171 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 4,654 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 90%). Every year 71% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Temple University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $15,768, and fees were $890. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $27,528 and $890 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students39,967
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate90%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 1 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 3 15
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1921 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (DNUR) - Diploma programs (Temple University Health System)
05/01/1980 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/20/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/20/2002 - Current
Nursing (DNUR) - Diploma programs
12/01/1951 - 12/31/2009
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
10/01/2001 - 08/31/2007



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended
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 $55
Graduates $60

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$657/credit
In State Students$657/credit
Out of State Students$1,147/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$898/credit
In State Students$898/credit
Out of State Students$1,231/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 $29,565 $29,565 $51,615
ADN 70 $45,990 $45,990 $80,290
BSN 125 $82,125 $82,125 $143,375
FNP 50 $44,900 $44,900 $61,550
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, 91% of Temple 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 27% $4,406
Other Federal Grant 8% $852
State Grant & Scholarships 23% $3,771
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 82% $8,777
Federal Student Loans 65% $5,675
Private Loans 16% $15,953


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$18,655
$30,001 to $48,000$19,296
$48,001 to $75,000$22,237
$75,001 to $110,000$24,584
Over $110,000$26,941

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.
Temple University
1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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