Viterbo University

La Crosse, WI 54601
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Viterbo University is one of the 33 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Wisconsin. Its campus is small in size and located in La Crosse. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 288 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 204 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 71%).

Every year 55% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Viterbo University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $26,460, and fees were $690. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $26,460 and $690 respectively.


Campus LocaleSmall City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
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 0 0
Master's degree 0 0
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 1 5
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1954 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1020 to 1190
ACT21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
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) Recommended
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$775/credit
In State Students$775/credit
Out of State Students$775/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$534/credit
In State Students$534/credit
Out of State Students$534/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 $34,875 $34,875 $34,875
ADN 70 $54,250 $54,250 $54,250
BSN 125 $96,875 $96,875 $96,875
FNP 50 $26,700 $26,700 $26,700
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, 99% of Viterbo University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 28% $4,347
Other Federal Grant 10% $2,050
State Grant & Scholarships 27% $3,067
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $14,865
Federal Student Loans 71% $5,580
Private Loans 10% $11,756


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$14,009
$30,001 to $48,000$15,572
$48,001 to $75,000$16,998
$75,001 to $110,000$19,541
Over $110,000$24,029

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Student Population













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

Relevant scholarships

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La Crosse Insurance Men's Basketball Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time male student at Viterbo University who plays basketball.

Berg Women's Basketball Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time female student at Viterbo University who participates in basketball.

Marv and Annette Friedewald Men's Basketball Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time male student at Viterbo University who plays basketball.

Sister Elissa Kamaka Scholarship for Women

Applicant must be a full-time female student at Viterbo University.

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

Viterbo University
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601

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