Washington Adventist University

Takoma Park, MD 20912

Washington Adventist University is one of the 18 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Maryland. Its campus is small in size and located in a suburb in Takoma Park. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 109 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 85 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 78%).

Every year 37% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Washington Adventist University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $21,800, and fees were $1,600. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $21,800 and $1,600 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio9:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Seventh Day Adventists
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 4 10
Master's degree 0 2
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 45.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1942 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1961 - 04/14/2014
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/22/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/22/2016 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT800 to 1000
ACT15 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor 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).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates --

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$910/credit
In State Students$910/credit
Out of State Students$910/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$625/credit
In State Students$625/credit
Out of State Students$625/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 $40,950 $40,950 $40,950
ADN 70 $63,700 $63,700 $63,700
BSN 125 $113,750 $113,750 $113,750
FNP 50 $31,250 $31,250 $31,250
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, 97% of Washington Adventist 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 62% $4,338
Other Federal Grant 49% $1,486
State Grant & Scholarships 9% $5,129
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 91% $10,557
Federal Student Loans 76% $9,272
Private Loans -- --


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$18,504
$30,001 to $48,000$16,308
$48,001 to $75,000$17,948
$75,001 to $110,000$25,151
Over $110,000$22,165

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Student Population













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

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

Washington Adventist University
7600 Flower Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912

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