BSN Programs in Texas


BSN programs in Texas prepare competent nurses and focus on fundamental nursing knowledge and skills. The coursework that is needed to complete this program ranges from humanistic courses, general education and science classes (namely physiology, anatomy, biology and chemistry). 

Here are some nursing schools that offer BSN program:

University of Texas – Austin 

With a growing student population of almost 51,000, this university is the largest branch so far for the UT School System. Their four-year public research institution ranked 15th on the United States News & World Report’s list for the Top Public Universities for 2009. 

UT’s traditional BSN degree program is a four-year program which combines theoretical and practical learning in the nursing field. It offers graduates with the right educational background in organized health care, patient care, as well as the means to pass the NCLEX-RN. A graduate also has the option to continue his studies and enroll in the Master of Science in Nursing. 

Earning a BSN degree at the University of Texas means completing introductory courses in chemistry, biology, physiology including advanced courses in adult healthcare, clinical nursing skills and nursing management. 

University of Texas – Arlington 

This is the second largest school in the state that offers the BSN degree program. The UT, in general, is a four-year public school that is situated in the city of Arlington. It has 11 academic schools which include the College of Nursing. 

Its traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has goal to prepare undergraduates to sit through the NCLEX-RN and for them to become successful registered nurses. A student that is enrolled in the program gains an understanding of the RN’s role in the healthcare field. Freshman and sophomore classes cover the basic courses such as medical and scientific principles. Upper level classes study more specific clinical skills as well as patient assessment methods in nursing.     

In addition to the above two programs at university of Texas campuses, there are 37 more BSN programs in the Texas.  

There are 51 nursing schools in Texas that provide BSN program. We gathered some key information about each school to help you learn more about the schools' characteristics and the programs they provide.

Where applicable we also list weighted average NCLEX pass rate of the students who attended the schools in the last 3 years.

Abilene Christian University
Abilene, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 85.30%

Angelo State University
San Angelo, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.90%

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions
San Antonio, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 93.10%
  • PN: 97.70%

Baylor University
Waco, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 96.60%

Chamberlain University-Texas
Houston, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 76.70%

Concordia University Texas
Austin, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 99.30%

East Texas Baptist University
Marshall, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 100.00%

Galen College of Nursing-San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 87.40%
  • PN: 89.80%

Hardin-Simmons University
Abilene, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 83.30%

Houston Baptist University
Houston, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 86.30%

Lamar University
Beaumont, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 92.00%

LeTourneau University
Longview, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 100.00%

Lubbock Christian University
Lubbock, TX


McMurry University
Abilene, TX


Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 85.30%

Prairie View A & M University
Prairie View, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 81.40%

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 90.40%

Schreiner University
Kerrville, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 75.40%
  • PN: 74.10%

Stephen F Austin State University
Nacogdoches, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 92.90%

Tarleton State University
Stephenville, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 81.20%

Texas A&M International University
Laredo, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.30%

Texas A&M University
College Station, TX


Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 89.70%

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.30%

Texas A&M University-Texarkana
Texarkana, TX


Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.80%

Texas Lutheran University
Seguin, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.80%

Texas State University
San Marcos, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 99.70%

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.70%

Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 93.30%

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 89.50%

The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 92.70%

The University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 89.50%

The University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 93.90%

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 95.10%

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX


The University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 95.60%

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Odessa, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 71.30%

University of Houston
Houston, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 100.00%

University of Houston-Victoria
Victoria, TX


University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Belton, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 84.40%

University of St Thomas
Houston, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 83.40%

University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 96.70%

Wayland Baptist University
Plainview, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 74.00%

Wayland Baptist University
San Antonio, TX


West Texas A&M University
Canyon, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 96.40%


Closed Schools/Programs

Argosy University-Dallas
Farmers Branch, TX

School closed in 2019

Southwestern Adventist University
Keene, TX

BSN Program closed in 2007