Florida International University

Miami, FL 33199

Florida International University (FIU) is a public university in Miami. It is one of ten campuses that comprise the State University System of Florida and had a total student body of 56,000 students during the 2017 school year. Over 92% of students live off-campus. As the name suggests, Florida International University also attracts a lot of international students. In fact, about 7% of the student body are international students. FIU offers over 280 majors and 191 programs of study through 23 schools and colleges. It is the largest university in South Florida and the fourth largest in the United States based on the enrollment numbers.

Several nursing programs are offered through Florida International University College of Nursing and Health Sciences, including BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, DNP, Ph.D., and BSN to Ph.D. The college has close affiliations with many healthcare facilities in the area, including hospitals and doctor’s offices, giving students the hands-on learning needed to succeed. The traditional BSN program is offered on-campus, while the RN to BSN path is an online-only program. There are also many BSN to DNP programs available at the university. All programs offered through the college are accredited by the CCNE and the Florida State Board of Nursing.


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeLarge
Student to Faculty Ratio27:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate88%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 93 280
Postbaccalaureate certificate 2 0
Master's degree 4 5
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 1
Doctor's degree - professional practice 2 5
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 86.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1974 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
09/22/1993 - 12/31/2008
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
03/01/1985 - 12/31/2008
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/12/2008 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/12/2008 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
05/19/2001 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
05/19/2001 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1080 to 1240
ACT22 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
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$206/credit
In State Students$206/credit
Out of State Students$619/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$446/credit
In State Students$446/credit
Out of State Students$992/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 $9,270 $9,270 $27,855
ADN 70 $14,420 $14,420 $43,330
BSN 125 $25,750 $25,750 $77,375
FNP 50 $22,300 $22,300 $49,600
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, 86% of Florida International 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 50% $4,815
Other Federal Grant 21% $690
State Grant & Scholarships 40% $2,378
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 76% $2,530
Federal Student Loans 31% $5,683
Private Loans 1% $10,562


Average Net Price/year
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$10,024
$30,001 to $48,000$11,047
$48,001 to $75,000$13,305
$75,001 to $110,000$15,127
Over $110,000$16,233

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Student Population













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

Relevant scholarships

Florida Nurses Foundation Scholarship and Grant

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Charlotte Liddell Scholarship Fund

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District 3 Scholarship

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District 4 Florida Nurses Scholarship/Research Award

The scholarship is to students from Hillsborough County who are pursuing a Geriatric RN or graduate program.   Applicants must:   Be enrolled in a nationally accredited ...

Eleanor Bindrum Scholarship Fund

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.

Florida International University
11200 S. W. 8 Street
Miami, FL 33199

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