Auburn University

Auburn, AL 36849
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students29,776
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate92%

Nursing Programs

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.

Admission Requirements

  1. A BSN from an accredited university or college
  2. Total grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  3. Current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse
  4. Three letters of reference
  5. 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
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 19 137
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Master's degree 5 50
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1130 to 1310
ACT24 to 30
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations 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.) 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).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $60

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$389/credit
In State Students$389/credit
Out of State Students$1,167/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$519/credit
In State Students$519/credit
Out of State Students$1,557/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 $17,505 $17,505 $52,515
ADN 70 $27,230 $27,230 $81,690
BSN 125 $48,625 $48,625 $145,875
FNP 50 $25,950 $25,950 $77,850
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, 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
Pell Grant 13% $4,435
Other Federal Grant 4% $1,101
State Grant & Scholarships 1% $3,041
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 62% $8,385
Federal Student Loans 32% $5,613
Private Loans 5% $20,674


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$17,917
$30,001 to $48,000$20,251
$48,001 to $75,000$23,560
$75,001 to $110,000$25,905
Over $110,000$26,662

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.
Auburn University

Auburn, AL 36849

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