Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana is a private institution with undergraduate and graduate programs, including several nursing programs. The university was founded in 1859 and was one of the first coed colleges in the US. Over the years, the university has expanded its campus, with most of the newer buildings being located on the eastern part of Valparaiso. The campus includes many academic buildings, along with the Chapel of the Resurrection. This 98-foot chapel is home to many of the university’s worship services and was built on the most elevated piece of land, ensuring that the top of the chapel can be seen throughout the area.
The nursing programs are offered through the Valparaiso University College of Nursing and Health Professions. Incoming students can enroll in a traditional BSN to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. There is also an RN to BSN program and RN to MSN program for registered nurses that are looking to earn their degree and further their career. Other nursing programs include accelerated BSN, BSN to DNP, DNP, and MSN programs, all of which are CCNE-accredited. Students can receive simulation training at the Virtual Nursing Learning Center, which includes interactive mannequins and equipment to simulate a real hospital environment.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students4,026|
|Student to Faculty Ratio12:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
Lutheran Church in America
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||1||13|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1929 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
09/22/2000 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1060 to 1270|
|ACT||23 to 29|
|Secondary school GPA Recommended|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies 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.
|In District Students||$1,665/credit|
|In State Students||$1,665/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,665/credit|
|In District Students||$630/credit|
|In State Students||$630/credit|
|Out of State Students||$630/credit|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of Valparaiso University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||31%||$942|
|State Grant & Scholarships||19%||$6,445|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||99%||$23,633|
|Federal Student Loans||69%||$6,905|
$23,099Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$17,300|
|$30,001 to $48,000$17,539|
|$48,001 to $75,000$20,346|
|$75,001 to $110,000$23,008|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Indiana state board of nursing.