Arizona State University-Tempe

Tempe, AZ 85287
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Arizona State University-Tempe is one of the six public 4-year colleges in Arizona. The campus is located in an urban area, in Tempe.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 51,164 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 7,874 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 6,850 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 87%). Every year 63% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

ASU Tempe's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $10,104, and fees were $688. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $26,684 and $688 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students51,164
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate87%

Nursing Programs

Arizona State University offers a program for students looking to earn a degree in nursing called the Traditional Pre-Licensure Clinical Nursing Program (TPCNP). The program itself is a 16 to 24 month program designed to train students in the field of nursing. The program takes 16 months for students who enroll in the year-round program and 24 months for students who follow the academic year. Candidates must first complete the required prerequisites in the lower-division before applying to the program.

Applicants must also have at least a 3.00 ABOR GPA or a 500 GED.  They must score a minimum of 58.7 on the TEAS, and submit all of the required documentation, including current CPR card, immunizations, and fingerprint clearance.

For individuals and potential candidates that are interested in learning the complete process, guidelines, and requirements for submitting an application for getting in to the program, they should refer to the Traditional Pre-Licensure Clinical Nursing Program Guide.  Seats are limited in this program and each candidate must meet all of the stated requirements to be considered for a spot. Students who successfully complete and graduate from this program will be eligible to be able to sit for the Licensing exam required to become a registered nurse.

The Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health, Master of Science Degree in nursing is intended to prepare students for a variety of nursing roles in advanced practice, education and management.

The Master of Science in Nursing, program is a 36 credit hour program which can be completed in six semesters of full time study.

The curricula for the graduate specializations are offered in a hybrid and online formats requiring some on campus meetings.

The Master of Healthcare Innovation program is an online program designed to bring together a range of information from various programs to help create innovative solutions to health care challenges. The MSN in Clinical Research Management is a fully online program preparing graduates for complex global clinical research operations and the MSN, Nurse Educator trains students for academic careers.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited program
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0
  • Current, valid and unencumbered License to practice as a Registered Nurse
  • GRE or MAT Test scores
  • Successfully complete a basic statistics course
  • Approval from the program admission committee

Graduates from all tracks are eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board on Certification and Re-certification of Nurse Anesthetists.

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1931 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2004 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1120 to 1350
ACT22 to 29
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $70

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$702/credit
In State Students$702/credit
Out of State Students$1,112/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$784/credit
In State Students$784/credit
Out of State Students$1,216/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $31,590 $31,590 $50,040
ADN 70 $49,140 $49,140 $77,840
BSN 125 $87,750 $87,750 $139,000
FNP 50 $39,200 $39,200 $60,800
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 91% of Arizona State University-Tempe's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 28% $4,544
Other Federal Grant 9% $1,272
State Grant & Scholarships 1% $1,318
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 86% $10,642
Federal Student Loans 36% $5,001
Private Loans 4% $15,818


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,732
$30,001 to $48,000$8,165
$48,001 to $75,000$12,969
$75,001 to $110,000$15,927
Over $110,000$17,230

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing.
Arizona State University-Tempe
University Drive and Mill Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85287

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