Belmont University

Nashville, TN 37212

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 LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate83%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. RN to BSN
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 131
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 21
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Doctor's degree - professional practice 5
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 8

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Belmont University

Vanderbilt University
0.92 miles away
Lipscomb University
2.03 miles away
Trevecca Nazarene University
2.36 miles away
Fisk University
2.51 miles away
Aquinas College
2.76 miles away
Cumberland University
28.02 miles away
Martin Methodist College
65.83 miles away
Oakwood University
95.39 miles away
Bethel University
95.98 miles away
Lindsey Wilson College
106.42 miles away


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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading530 to 630
SAT: Math510 to 620
ACT Composite24 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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$23,754
30k to 48k$25,288
48k to 75k$32,539
75k to 110k$35,629
Over 110k$40,916
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,140.00 $1,140.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,120.00 $1,120.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Belmont University
1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212

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