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Allen College



Allen College
1825 Logan Avenue
Waterloo, Iowa 50703


Allen College, founded in 1989 as a subsidiary of Allen Health Systems, Inc., is a private, co-educational, regionally accredited post-secondary institution created to establish a degree granting institution offering nursing and allied health programs. The campus, located in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metropolitan area, combines large city living with the friendliness of a small town. Liberal arts and general education courses are offered through partnerships with the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and Wartburg College in Waverly.

There are more than 400 students enrolled at Allen College and 36 full, part-time and adjunct faculty members. Categorized by the Carnegie Foundation as a Special Focus Institution, Allen College sponsors three academic degree programs. They include a two-year Associate of Science in Radiography program, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for pre- and post-licensure students seeking to start or advance a career in professional nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing program. A;;en students can complete a post-master's certificate in each of these tracks. An RN to MSN track and a certificate in pain management are also offered.

Allen College plans to add a new Bachelor of Health Science degree. This program is slated to have three tracks: clinical laboratory sciences; diagnostic medical sonography; and nuclear medicine technology.

Quick Facts

  • More than 90 percent of first-year students are women.

  • More than 90 percent of Allen College students are enrolled in one of the nursing programs.

  • All freshmen ranked in the upper 50 percent of their graduating class.

  • More than 2,500 Allen graduates live throughout the United States and abroad.

  • The Master of Science in Nursing program offers five tracks: family, acute care, and adult psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner tracks; a nurse educator track; and a nurse manager track for nurses wishing to advance their careers.


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