Jacksonville University

Jacksonville, FL 32211
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Jacksonville University is a private, non-profit institution in Jacksonville, Florida. The university offers a small student to faculty ratio of 12:1 and provides degree programs for both undergraduates and graduates. Despite the small student to faculty ratio, the university is in the most populous city in Florida. Jacksonville University is a member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida. It was founded in 1934 as a two-year college. It now offers almost 100 different degree programs for undergraduates and graduates, including nursing programs offered through Jacksonville University Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences (BRCHS).

There are several nursing programs available at Jacksonville University Keigwin School of Nursing. These options include BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, RN to MSN, and DNP programs. The school offers a convenient online RN to BSN path for registered nurses who would like to receive their Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Those who already have a degree from an accredited university may select the second-degree accelerated BSN program, which is designed to be completed in just 16 months. The traditional BSN program is accredited by the CCNE and offers real clinical training at local healthcare clinics. However, the school is currently seeking accreditation for their remaining nursing programs.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students4,222
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 73 401
Master's degree 10 81
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 5
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 93.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1950 - 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)
SAT928 to 1153
ACT21 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not 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 $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$1,175/credit
In State Students$1,175/credit
Out of State Students$1,175/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$770/credit
In State Students$770/credit
Out of State Students$770/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 $52,875 $52,875 $52,875
ADN 70 $82,250 $82,250 $82,250
BSN 125 $146,875 $146,875 $146,875
FNP 50 $38,500 $38,500 $38,500
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, 97% of Jacksonville 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 35% $4,422
Other Federal Grant 10% $2,086
State Grant & Scholarships 53% $3,748
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 94% $20,721
Federal Student Loans 58% $5,319
Private Loans 9% $21,531


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$22,617
$30,001 to $48,000$23,306
$48,001 to $75,000$26,150
$75,001 to $110,000$30,211
Over $110,000$31,442

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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

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Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

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