University of St Francis

Joliet, IL 60435

University of St Francis is one of the 82 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Illinois. Its campus is small in size and located in a suburb in Joliet. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 229 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 183 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 80%).

Every year 63% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

University of St Francis's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $31,150, and fees were $320. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $31,150 and $320 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 1
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 1
Master's degree 0 0
Post-master's certificate 2 6
Doctor's degree - other 0 5

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1938 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
03/01/1994 - 12/31/2006
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2005 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1030 to 1240
ACT20 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
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) 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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$825/credit
In State Students$825/credit
Out of State Students$825/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$748/credit
In State Students$748/credit
Out of State Students$748/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 $37,125 $37,125 $37,125
ADN 70 $57,750 $57,750 $57,750
BSN 125 $103,125 $103,125 $103,125
FNP 50 $37,400 $37,400 $37,400
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, 98% of University of St Francis's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 32% $4,181
Other Federal Grant 13% $931
State Grant & Scholarships 39% $4,387
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 98% $17,900
Federal Student Loans 77% $5,558
Private Loans 5% $8,966


Average Net Price/year
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$15,461
$30,001 to $48,000$14,700
$48,001 to $75,000$16,924
$75,001 to $110,000$20,051
Over $110,000$21,112

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.

University of St Francis
500 N Wilcox St
Joliet, IL 60435

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