Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL 33431
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students30,208
Student to Faculty Ratio24:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate79%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 26 172
Master's degree 12 115
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 6
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 23
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1060 to 1220
ACT21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
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) 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 $30
Graduates $30

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$201/credit
In State Students$201/credit
Out of State Students$720/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$370/credit
In State Students$370/credit
Out of State Students$1,025/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 $9,045 $9,045 $32,400
ADN 70 $14,070 $14,070 $50,400
BSN 125 $25,125 $25,125 $90,000
FNP 50 $18,500 $18,500 $51,250
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, 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
Pell Grant 40% $4,918
Other Federal Grant 2% $2,512
State Grant & Scholarships 39% $3,187
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 59% $4,876
Federal Student Loans 40% $5,270
Private Loans 4% $14,420


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$6,766
$30,001 to $48,000$8,256
$48,001 to $75,000$11,450
$75,001 to $110,000$15,988
Over $110,000$17,204

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431

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