Fisk University

Nashville, TN 37208
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Fisk University is one of the forty-four private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Tennessee. The campus is located in an urban area, in Nashville.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 701 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 135 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 109 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 81%). Every year 52% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Fisk University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $19,624, and fees were $1,856. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $19,624 and $1,856 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students701
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate81%

Nursing Programs

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1930 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT940 to 1260
ACT16 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
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 $35
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$817/credit
In State Students$817/credit
Out of State Students$817/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,106/credit
In State Students$1,106/credit
Out of State Students$1,106/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 $36,765 $36,765 $36,765
ADN 70 $57,190 $57,190 $57,190
BSN 125 $102,125 $102,125 $102,125
FNP 50 $55,300 $55,300 $55,300
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, 89% of Fisk 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 65% $4,831
Other Federal Grant 10% $3,002
State Grant & Scholarships 20% $5,490
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 40% $9,670
Federal Student Loans 75% $6,620
Private Loans 2% $18,581


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$27,658
$30,001 to $48,000$29,772
$48,001 to $75,000$27,567
$75,001 to $110,000$32,792
Over $110,000$20,980

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.
Fisk University
1000 17th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37208

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