Ursuline College

Pepper Pike, OH 44124

Ursuline College is a private college in Pepper Pike, Ohio. It was established in 1871, making it one of the oldest institutions of higher learning for women in the US. It was also the first Catholic women’s college in the state of Ohio. Ursuline College was founded by Ursuline Sisters in Pepper Pike, which is about 10 miles east of Cleveland and about 30 miles northeast of the Akron area. The college now offers 30 undergrad programs and 9 graduate programs. The college started as a women’s college. However, they now admit men and women to the programs. It is a small college with just five educational buildings and three residence halls.

Undergraduate and graduate nursing programs are available. These options include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, LPN to BSN, MSN, and DNP programs. All programs are accredited by the CCNE and taught at the Breen School of Nursing, which includes a state-of-the-art simulations center and skills lab that mimics the environment of a real hospital ward. The traditional BSN program is designed to be completed over four years. The school also boasts a 100% job placement rate for graduating nursing students, with many students working full-time in the Cleveland area after graduation.


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio8:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 4 70
Master's degree 0 0
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 1 5
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 86%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1931 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
03/03/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
03/03/2000 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT987 to 1178
ACT18 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not 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

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$1,028/credit
In State Students$1,028/credit
Out of State Students$1,028/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,094/credit
In State Students$1,094/credit
Out of State Students$1,094/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 $46,260 $46,260 $46,260
ADN 70 $71,960 $71,960 $71,960
BSN 125 $128,500 $128,500 $128,500
FNP 50 $54,700 $54,700 $54,700
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 Ursuline College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 51% $4,506
Other Federal Grant 49% $567
State Grant & Scholarships 34% $2,657
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $19,285
Federal Student Loans 78% $6,032
Private Loans 9% $14,446


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$14,804
$30,001 to $48,000$17,020
$48,001 to $75,000$16,373
$75,001 to $110,000$17,364
Over $110,000$21,671

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Student Population













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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing.

Ursuline College
2550 Lander Rd
Pepper Pike, OH 44124

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