University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Shadyside School of Nursing

Pittsburgh, PA 15232
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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Shadyside School of Nursing is one of the twenty-six private, not-for-profit 2-year colleges in Pennsylvania. The campus is located in an urban area, in Pittsburgh.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 244 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 11 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 3 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 25%). Every year 23% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Shadyside School of Nursing's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $14,190, and fees were $1,125. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $14,190 and $1,125 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students244
Student to Faculty Ratio4:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate25%

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 17 91
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 82.9%

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Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor 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) Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor 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).

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$430/credit
In State Students$430/credit
Out of State Students$430/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 $19,350 $19,350 $19,350
ADN 70 $30,100 $30,100 $30,100
BSN 125 $53,750 $53,750 $53,750
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 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Shadyside School of Nursing's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 63% $4,048
Other Federal Grant -- --
State Grant & Scholarships 38% $3,337
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 75% $4,458
Private Loans -- --


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$15,968
$30,001 to $48,000$21,277
$48,001 to $75,000$25,153
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000$25,762

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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.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Shadyside School of Nursing
5230 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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