Belmont University

Nashville, TN 37212
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students8,012
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate85%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 14 136
Master's degree 1 19
Doctor's degree - professional practice 1 10
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 86.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1140 to 1310
ACT24 to 29
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Recommended
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) 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).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $50

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$1,190/credit
In State Students$1,190/credit
Out of State Students$1,190/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,170/credit
In State Students$1,170/credit
Out of State Students$1,170/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 $53,550 $53,550 $53,550
ADN 70 $83,300 $83,300 $83,300
BSN 125 $148,750 $148,750 $148,750
FNP 50 $58,500 $58,500 $58,500
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, 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
Pell Grant 17% $4,433
Other Federal Grant 5% $1,427
State Grant & Scholarships 20% $4,593
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 83% $11,732
Federal Student Loans 43% $5,472
Private Loans 6% $20,354


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$26,414
$30,001 to $48,000$28,862
$48,001 to $75,000$31,422
$75,001 to $110,000$34,112
Over $110,000$40,932

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.
Belmont University
1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212

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