Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN 46383

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 LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Lutheran Church in America
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate86%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  2. Doctoral degrees (DNP, BSN to DNP)
  3. BSN
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN
  6. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 115
Nursing Education Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 0
Nursing Education Master's degree 16
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 20

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Valparaiso University

Saint Josephs College
38.12 miles away
Saint Xavier University
38.39 miles away
Trinity Christian College
40.7 miles away
Robert Morris University Illinois
41.38 miles away
Rush University
42.85 miles away
Saint Mary's College
44.09 miles away
DePaul University
44.64 miles away
Resurrection University
45.03 miles away
Bethel College-Indiana
46.54 miles away
Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology
47.33 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading500 to 600
SAT: Math490 to 600
SAT: Writing480 to 590
ACT Composite23 to 29
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations 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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$15,705
30k to 48k$17,477
48k to 75k$19,566
75k to 110k$22,661
Over 110k$25,873
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,615.00 $1,615.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $615.00 $615.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Indiana Nursing Scholarship Fund Program

The scholarship is for full-time or part-time students admitted to a participating nursing school in Indiana. Must be a U.S. citizen, an Indiana resident and agree to work in an Indiana health [...]

Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship

Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship is awarded annually to Indiana high schools graduates who will attend an Indiana college or university and [...]

Mildred B. Price Nursing Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be a resident of Grant, Hamilton, Knox, Pulaski, Madison, Sullivan, White, or Starke County who is enrolled in or accepted to a four-year baccalaureate program for nursing at an [...]

Marilyn Tomey Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Henry County high school who will attend a college or university in Indiana pursuing a four-year degree in nursing. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Marion A. and Eva S. Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduate of a high school in Indiana who is attending or will attend a college or university in Indiana and majoring in dietetics, nursing, or technology education.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Indiana state board of nursing
Valparaiso University
US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road
Valparaiso, IN 46383

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