Florida Atlantic University
Florida Atlantic University is in beautiful Boca Raton, Florida. Boca Raton includes many upscale shopping districts and malls, along with the largest indoor mall in Palm Beach County. FAU is a public university with both undergrad and graduate degrees. FAU is also part of the Florida State University system, which includes nine other campuses. The university first opened its doors in 1964 with just 867 students. During the most recent school year, over 30,000 students were enrolled in the university. Currently, the university offers over 170 undergrad programs and graduate degree programs through its 10 colleges, including the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing.
Nursing programs offered through Florida Atlantic University Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing include BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, Ph.D., and BSN to Ph.D. programs. The traditional BSN program is offered to incoming freshman and is designed to be completed in four years. Students will receive clinical experience through partnerships with several nursing organizations. They also offer an accelerated BSN program for students who have already obtained a degree from an accredited college or university. The MSN program includes seven specialty tracks, including Family Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Leader. These programs are accredited by the CCNE.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students30,208|
|Student to Faculty Ratio24:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||6|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||23|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1967 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/21/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/21/2004 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1060 to 1220|
|ACT||21 to 26|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|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) 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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$201/credit|
|In State Students||$201/credit|
|Out of State Students||$720/credit|
|In District Students||$370/credit|
|In State Students||$370/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,025/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, 82% of Florida Atlantic 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||2%||$2,512|
|State Grant & Scholarships||39%||$3,187|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||59%||$4,876|
|Federal Student Loans||40%||$5,270|
$10,100Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$6,766|
|$30,001 to $48,000$8,256|
|$48,001 to $75,000$11,450|
|$75,001 to $110,000$15,988|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.