Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences

Reading, PA 19611
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Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences is one of the twenty-six private, not-for-profit 2-year colleges in Pennsylvania. The campus is located in an urban area, in Reading.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 288 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 25 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 20 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 81%). Every year 45% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $9,315, and fees were $780. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $9,315 and $780 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students288
Student to Faculty Ratio7:1
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
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years 12 93
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 84.5%


Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (DNUR) - Diploma programs
06/01/1957 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT895 to 1082
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
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) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Required

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 $30
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$345/credit
In State Students$345/credit
Out of State Students$345/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

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 $15,525 $15,525 $15,525
ADN 70 $24,150 $24,150 $24,150
BSN 125 $43,125 $43,125 $43,125
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, 81% of Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 24% $4,715
Other Federal Grant -- --
State Grant & Scholarships 43% $2,834
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 76% $6,108
Private Loans 5% $13,500


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$10,634
$30,001 to $48,000$10,634
$48,001 to $75,000$13,384
$75,001 to $110,000$19,412
Over $110,000$20,175

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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 Pennsylvania state board of nursing.
Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences
1025 Old Wyomissing Road
Reading, PA 19611

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