Barry University

Miami, FL 33161
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Barry University is a private, non-profit university in Miami, Florida. Miami is a large city with plenty of attractions for anyone. Along with close access to the beach, nightclubs, and entertainment, Barry University has a small student to faculty ratio of 11:1. The university was founded in 1940 and is now one of the largest Catholic universities in the area. The campus includes 54 buildings, with a satellite branch campus in Tallahassee and a law school in Orlando. They currently offer over 100 different degree programs at two colleges and six schools, including the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

The Barry University College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers several undergraduate and graduate-level nursing programs. Students can get started with a career in nursing by enrolling in the BSN program. The traditional BSN program requires students to complete the pre-nursing program unless they have completed the prerequisite courses at another college or university. The university also offers an MSN program with a variety of specialty tracks, including Family Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Educator. Besides the traditional BSN and MSN programs, Barry University offers additional pathways, including an accelerated BSN program, an LPN to BSN program, and an RN to BSN program.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students7,358
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate61%

Nursing Programs

The Barry University Master of Science in Nursing Program is designed to prepare students in a range of specializations in the family nurse practitioner, executive leadership, acute care nurse practitioner and nursing educator tracks.

The curriculum is designed to allow students to practice their chosen specialty in a different healthcare delivery and educational settings.

Admission Requirements:

  • Complete graduate application
  • A Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited college and university
  • Official transcripts
  • Minimum of a 3.00 grade point average for undergraduate coursework
  • Current, valid and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate nursing course and a completion of a statistics course
  • Two professional letters of recommendations
  • Achieve satisfactory score on English Assessment Test (The Graduate Record Exam or the Miller Analogies Test as required)

Applicants seeking to be considered for admission in the fall semester need to submit a completed application by the 15th of August. Applicants must show demonstrable computer skills and access to a computer with high-speed internet connection.

Clinical agencies require students enrolled in practical courses to submit to a criminal  background check and drug screening for clinical placement.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 0 0
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 4 23

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1947 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/14/1997 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/14/1997 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
04/17/1993 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
04/17/1993 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT880 to 1060
ACT17 to 20
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies 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).

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$925/credit
In State Students$925/credit
Out of State Students$925/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$990/credit
In State Students$990/credit
Out of State Students$990/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 $41,625 $41,625 $41,625
ADN 70 $64,750 $64,750 $64,750
BSN 125 $115,625 $115,625 $115,625
FNP 50 $49,500 $49,500 $49,500
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, 99% of Barry 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 58% $4,441
Other Federal Grant 54% $1,688
State Grant & Scholarships 43% $4,321
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $16,927
Federal Student Loans 71% $5,375
Private Loans 5% $10,973


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$18,648
$30,001 to $48,000$17,569
$48,001 to $75,000$20,273
$75,001 to $110,000$23,970
Over $110,000$26,987

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.
Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33161

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