Xavier University

Cincinnati, OH 45207
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Xavier University is one of the 70 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Ohio. Its campus is medium in size and located in Cincinnati. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,239 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,041 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 84%).

Every year 69% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

XU's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $37,000, and fees were $230. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $37,000 and $230 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate84%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 9 103
Master's degree 0 3
Post-master's certificate 0 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 82.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1935 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
09/22/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
05/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
05/03/2003 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1060 to 1240
ACT22 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program 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) Neither required nor 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 $35
Graduates $35

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$694/credit
In State Students$694/credit
Out of State Students$694/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$615/credit
In State Students$615/credit
Out of State Students$615/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 $31,230 $31,230 $31,230
ADN 70 $48,580 $48,580 $48,580
BSN 125 $86,750 $86,750 $86,750
FNP 50 $30,750 $30,750 $30,750
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 Xavier 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 16% $4,411
Other Federal Grant 13% $500
State Grant & Scholarships 6% $2,832
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $19,758
Federal Student Loans 63% $5,618
Private Loans 9% $18,733


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$25,397
$30,001 to $48,000$25,567
$48,001 to $75,000$29,287
$75,001 to $110,000$30,310
Over $110,000$31,945

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Student Population













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

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Xavier University
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207

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