Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL 32306
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Florida State University is a major public institution in Tallahassee offering both undergrad and graduate degree programs. It is also part of the State University System of Florida, along with nine other campuses. Tallahassee is the capital of Florida and home to several colleges and universities, including FSU. The main campus sits on 1,428 acres of land and was founded in 1851, making it one of the oldest and largest campuses in Florida. FSU is structured into 16 separate colleges and manages over 110 facilities, labs, and centers to offer over 360 programs of study.

The nursing programs available through Florida State University College of Nursing include the BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, DNP, and BSN to DNP programs. The College of Nursing was founded in 1950 and continues to expand their programs offered to students and their connections with local healthcare facilities. Students receive real-life clinical training at various regional healthcare facilities. Students also have access to an advanced simulation center. The traditional BSN program is a two-year program for incoming freshman. There are also paths for those who already have a degree from an accredited university or college. All programs offered through the college are accredited by the CCNE.


Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students41,362
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate94%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 8 96
Master's degree 13 11
Doctor's degree - professional practice 1 18
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1915 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
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
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
01/21/2015 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1190 to 1330
ACT26 to 30
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor 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$218/credit
In State Students$218/credit
Out of State Students$724/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$482/credit
In State Students$482/credit
Out of State Students$1,114/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 $9,810 $9,810 $32,580
ADN 70 $15,260 $15,260 $50,680
BSN 125 $27,250 $27,250 $90,500
FNP 50 $24,100 $24,100 $55,700
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, 93% of Florida State 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 27% $4,595
Other Federal Grant 8% $932
State Grant & Scholarships 65% $2,606
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 66% $4,434
Federal Student Loans 35% $6,726
Private Loans 3% $13,184


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$9,824
$30,001 to $48,000$11,203
$48,001 to $75,000$15,305
$75,001 to $110,000$18,826
Over $110,000$19,821

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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 State University
222 S. Copeland Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306

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