Auburn University is one of the fourteen public 4-year colleges in Alabama. The campus is located in an urban area, in Auburn.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 29,776 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 4,836 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 4,449 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 92%). Every year 77% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Auburn University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $9,336, and fees were $1,632. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $28,008 and $1,632 respectively.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students29,776|
|Student to Faculty Ratio19:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
The joint Auburn University and Auburn University (Montgomery) Master of Science in Nursing program offers specialties for Nurse Educator and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. The jointly operated program is a demanding and challenging program designed to offer a wide range of academic opportunities and diverse resources.
- A BSN from an accredited university or college
- Total grade point average of 3.0 or higher
- Current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse
- Three letters of reference
- Personal Statement describing reasons for seeking the MSN
Admissions for the program is competitive and enrollment with only applicants meeting all admission requirements being considered. Selected applicants may be asked to interview with the admission committee and or other faculty as part of the admission process.
The RN license requirement may be waived for applicants completing their BSN during the semester. Students who are granted a waiver are required to obtain a license in the first 6 weeks in the first semester of study or be unable to continue in any clinical hours.
Applicants accepted into the program are required to complete the intent to enroll form and all related materials within the pre-designated period of time after receiving email notification of acceptance or forfeit their place in the program.
Students in the program may be asked to submit to a criminal background check.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/06/1922 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
12/01/1981 - 06/30/2007
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
12/01/1981 - 12/31/2006
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/21/2007 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1130 to 1310|
|ACT||24 to 30|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|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.) Neither required nor 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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$389/credit|
|In State Students||$389/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,167/credit|
|In District Students||$519/credit|
|In State Students||$519/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,557/credit|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 76% of Auburn University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||4%||$1,101|
|State Grant & Scholarships||1%||$3,041|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||62%||$8,385|
|Federal Student Loans||32%||$5,613|
$22,613Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$17,917|
|$30,001 to $48,000$20,251|
|$48,001 to $75,000$23,560|
|$75,001 to $110,000$25,905|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.