Low GPA Nursing Schools

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Lindsay Smith
Last updated at May 10, 2021

Below is a list of nursing schools that have lower GPA requirements for admission. Some have a minimum GPA of 2.5 while others may not have one at all.

Because this information can change over time, it is recommended you contact the school to get their latest admission requirements.

Nursing Schools With Low GPA Admission Requirements

Alabama

  • Jefferson State Community College
    • Avg. high school GPA for freshman: 2.98
  • Oakwood University
    • Avg. high school GPA for freshman: 2.99

Alaska

  • University of Alaska, Prince William Sound College
    • Avg. high school GPA for freshman: 2.75
  • University of Alaska Southeast
    • Avg. high school GPA for freshman: 2.94

Arizona

  • Cochise County Community College District
    • Avg. GPA: 2.66

Arkansas

  • Arkansas Northeastern College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.87

California

  • American University of Health Sciences
    • Avg. GPA: 2.50
  • Los Angeles Harbor College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.50
  • Lincoln University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.6

Colorado

  • Lamar Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.95
  • Northeastern Junior College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.98
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
    • Avg. GPA: 2.98
  • Colorado Mountain College (Leadville)
    • Avg. GPA: 2.4
  • Colorado Mountain College (Glenwood Springs)
    • Avg. GPA: 2.4

Connecticut

  • Post University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.68

Delaware

  • Wesley College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.71

Florida

  • Chipola College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.68
  • Bethune-Cookman University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.92
  • Florida SouthWestern State College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.96
  • Pensacola State College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.54
  • Florida Memorial University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.7

Georgia

  • Georgia Gwinnett College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.86
  • Albany State University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.77
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.85
  • Life University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.9
  • Fort Valley State University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.87
  • Andrew College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.6

Illinois

  • Robert Morris University Illinois
    • Avg. GPA: 2.73
  • Governors State University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.78
  • McHenry County College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.25
  • Richland Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.15
  • South Suburban College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.33
  • Kankakee Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.9
  • Lincoln College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.56
  • National Louis University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.68
  • City Colleges of Chicago, Wilbur Wright College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.5

Indiana

  • Ancilla College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.45
  • Indiana Tech
    • Avg. GPA: 2.98

Iowa

  • Southeastern Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.93
  • William Penn University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.9
  • University of Dubuque
    • Avg. GPA: 2.92

Kansas

  • Colby Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.96
  • Cowley County Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.94

Kentucky

  • Hazard Community and Technical College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.98
  • Kentucky State University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.8

Louisiana

  • Dillard University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.78
  • Southern University at Shreveport
    • Avg. GPA: 2
  • Bossier Parish Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.65
  • Southern University at New Orleans
    • Avg. GPA: 2.4

Maryland

  • Coppin State University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.62
  • Bowie State University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.53
  • University of Baltimore
    • Avg. GPA: 2.89

Massachusetts

  • Mount Wachusett Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.57

Michigan

  • Alpena Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.67
  • Grand Rapids Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.9
  • Monroe County Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.5
  • Schoolcraft College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.8
  • Lake Michigan College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.8

Minnesota

  • Riverland Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.81
  • Minnesota State College–Southeast Technical
    • Avg. GPA: 2.7
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.62
  • Vermilion Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.8

Missouri

  • Moberly Area Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.85
  • Lincoln University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.6
  • Harris-Stowe State University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.5

Nebraska

  • Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
    • Avg. GPA: 2.5

New Mexico

  • New Mexico Junior College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.75
  • New Mexico State University–Carlsbad
    • Avg. GPA: 2.75
  • Western New Mexico University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.5
  • Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
    • Avg. GPA: 2.11
  • Northern New Mexico College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.63

New Jersey

  • Bloomfield College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.69
  • College of Saint Elizabeth
    • Avg. GPA: 2.6
  • New Jersey City University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.91
  • William Paterson University of New Jersey
    • Avg. GPA: 2.87

New York

  • Cayuga County Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.6
  • Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York
    • Avg. GPA: 2.7
  • Niagara County Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.48
  • Sullivan County Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.3
  • Mohawk Valley Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.64
  • Nassau Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.51
  • Suffolk County Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.5

North Carolina

  • Bladen Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.6
  • Vance-Granville Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.5
  • Louisburg College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.34
  • Catawba Valley Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.73
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.6
  • Guilford Technical Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.55
  • Johnson C. Smith University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.79
  • Shaw University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.6
  • University of Mount Olive
    • Avg. GPA: 2.85
  • Chowan University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.66

North Dakota

  • Sitting Bull College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.5
  • Mayville State University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.99

Ohio

  • Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science
    • Avg. GPA: 2.8
  • Ohio Valley College of Technology
    • Avg. GPA: 2.5
  • Kent State University at Geauga
    • Avg. GPA: 2.68
  • Bowling Green State University–Firelands College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.8
  • James A. Rhodes State College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.98
  • Kent State University at Ashtabula
    • Avg. GPA: 2.98
  • Kent State University at Trumbull
    • Avg. GPA: 2.74
  • Stark State College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.68
  • Edison State Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.86
  • University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.73
  • Owens Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.71
  • ETI Technical College of Niles
    • Avg. GPA: 2.6
  • University of Northwestern Ohio
    • Avg. GPA: 2.86
  • Notre Dame College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.88

Oklahoma

  • Langston University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.79
  • Oklahoma State University–Oklahoma City
    • Avg. GPA: 2.8

Pennsylvania

  • Harcum College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.5
  • Pittsburgh Technical College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.59
  • Penn State Schuylkill
    • Avg. GPA: 2.93
  • Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
    • Avg. GPA: 2.37
  • Johnson College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.95
  • Laurel Business Institute
    • Avg. GPA: 2.75
  • Manor College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.71

South Carolina

  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.5
  • University of South Carolina Upstate
    • Avg. GPA: 2.66
  • Morris College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.57

South Dakota

  • Southeast Technical Institute
    • Avg. GPA: 2.4
  • Western Dakota Technical Institute
    • Avg. GPA: 2.4
  • Mitchell Technical Institute
    • Avg. GPA: 2.93

Tennessee

  • Tennessee State University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.86
  • Nashville State Community
    • Avg. GPA: 2.91
  • Volunteer State Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.99

Texas

  • College of the Mainland
    • Avg. GPA: 2.85
  • Grayson College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.87
  • Wiley College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.53
  • Texas Southern University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.83

Vermont

  • Southern Vermont College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.35
  • College of St. Joseph
    • Avg. GPA: 2.8

Virginia

  • Paul D. Camp Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.2
  • Norfolk State University
    • Avg. GPA: 2.9

West Virginia

  • Pierpont Community & Technical College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.82
  • Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.69
  • West Virginia Northern Community College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.92
  • Davis & Elkins College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.9
  • West Virginia Junior College–Bridgeport
    • Avg. GPA: 2.5
  • BridgeValley Community and Technical College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.52
  • Mountwest Community & Technical College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.6
  • Bethany College
    • Avg. GPA: 2.85

Wisconsin

  • Columbia College of Nursing
    • Avg. GPA: 2.9
  • Silver Lake College of the Holy Family
    • Avg. GPA: 2.66
  • University of Wisconsin–Parkside
    • Avg. GPA: 2.97

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