Belmont University is a private institution in Nashville, Tennessee. It offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Belmont University was established in 1890 as the Belmont Seminary for Women. Classes were taught in the Belmont Mansion, which was built in 1850. The seminary merged with another seminary in 1913. The mansion is still owned by the university and open for tours. Belmont University is also home to the first radio station in Nashville. The main campus includes an $18 million state-of-the-art facility called the Gordon E. Inman Center, which houses the College of Health Sciences and Nursing.
Four CCNE-accredited nursing programs are offered at Belmont University. These options include traditional BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, and MSN programs. Students with a bachelor’s degree with a non-nursing major have two options for earning their second degree. They can take the accelerated BSN program, which takes 16 months to complete. The university also offers a traditional program that lasts for 21 months. For students without a degree, the traditional BSN track is designed to be completed in four years. Students will complete some nursing courses during their freshman and sophomore years. However, most of the core nursing courses are offered during the final two years of the four-year program.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students8,012|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1959 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
10/07/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
09/29/2001 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1140 to 1310|
|ACT||24 to 29|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Required|
|Secondary school record Recommended|
|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) Neither required nor recommended|
|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||$1,190/credit|
|In State Students||$1,190/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,190/credit|
|In District Students||$1,170/credit|
|In State Students||$1,170/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,170/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, 93% of Belmont 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||5%||$1,427|
|State Grant & Scholarships||20%||$4,593|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||83%||$11,732|
|Federal Student Loans||43%||$5,472|
$35,382Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$26,414|
|$30,001 to $48,000$28,862|
|$48,001 to $75,000$31,422|
|$75,001 to $110,000$34,112|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.