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Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing: Narrative Description


Broadway at 11th St., POB 7005
Quincy, IL 62305-7005
Tel: (217)228-5520; 800-877-9140; Admissions: (217)228-5520; Fax: (217)223-6400; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 4-year, specialized, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1985. Setting: 1-acre small town campus. Endowment: $7 million. Total enrollment: 178. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 148 applied, 70% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 77% from top quarter, 100% from top half. Full-time: 153 students, 95% women, 5% men. Part-time: 25 students, 100% women. Students come from 8 states and territories, 35% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 27% 25 or older, 82% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 87% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $18,200 includes full-time tuition ($12,400), mandatory fees ($350), and college room and board ($5450). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, location, and student level. Room and board charges vary according to location. Part-time tuition: $325 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, location, and student level.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organization: Student Nurses Organization. Major annual events: Teddy Bear Clinic, Health Fair, Convocation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 26 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Blessing Health Professions Library plus 1 other with 4,275 books, 123 serials, 570 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $48,000. 21 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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