Deaconess College of Nursing: Narrative Description

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6150 Oakland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139-3215
Tel: (314)768-3044
Free: 800-942-4310
Admissions: (314)768-3179
Fax: (314)768-5673
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Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Administratively affiliated with Tenet Healthcare Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1889. Setting: 15-acre urban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $3156 per student. Total enrollment: 324. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 52% from top quarter, 81% from top half. 1 student government officer. Full-time: 137 students, 99% women, 1% men. Part-time: 187 students, 97% women, 3% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 30% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 32% 25 or older, 21% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program. Off campus study at Fontbonne College. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $16,532 includes full-time tuition ($11,082), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($5200). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition: $426 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: Deaconess Ambassadors, National Student Nurses Association, Student Government Association, Campus Crusade for Christ. Major annual events: Convocation, Christmas Tea, Annual Student Picnic. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 88 college housing spaces available; 50 were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Drusch Professional Library with 8,700 books, 233 serials, and an OPAC. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.