Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville State University is one of the fourteen public 4-year colleges in Alabama. The campus is located in an urban area, in Jacksonville.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 8,567 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,147 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 849 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 74%). Every year 37% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Jacksonville State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $7,416, and fees were $750. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $14,832 and $750 respectively.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students8,567|
|Student to Faculty Ratio19:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Courses in the professional component of the B.S.N. program are delivered through Internet. After completion of general studies requirements, nursing courses may be completed in one calendar year online.
Entrance into the upper division of nursing requires that the student has
- been admitted to Jacksonville State University with all current transcripts on file
- been individually advised, since each may have different educational needs
- unencumbered current registered nurse license in the United States
- minimum 2.5 GPA on prerequisite courses
- completion of all prerequisite and general studies coursework with a "C" or better
- evidence of successful completion of a United States accredited diploma or associate degree nursing program
Deadline for Admission to the STEP program:
- Fall Semester- Deadline is August 1st
- Spring Semester- Deadline is December 1st
- Summer Semester- Deadline is April 1st
The Jacksonville State University Master of Science in Nursing Degree program is a CCNE accredited program that prepares advance community health nurses.
The program provides students with advanced knowledge and skills in health planning, community needs assessment, program development, analysis of aggregate data, program development, implementation and evaluation.
Students in the program are able to select a focus group for practical study.
Students can complete the 38 semester hours required for this program on a part time or full time basis. Students enrolled on a full time basis can complete their coursework in four semesters.
- A BSN Ddegree from a regionally accredited university and a professionally accredited nursing program
- Official Transcripts
- Official GRE or Miller Analogies Test
- Current unencumbered RN license
- Written Essay stating professional goals
- Professional Recommendations
All courses in the program are delivered in an online format with students having the option to enter the program at the beginning of the spring, fall, or summer semesters. Students are required to sit for a comprehensive examination administered on campus during the final semester.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1935 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
09/22/2000 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||840 to 1050|
|ACT||19 to 26|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$309/credit|
|In State Students||$309/credit|
|Out of State Students||$618/credit|
|In District Students||$382/credit|
|In State Students||$382/credit|
|Out of State Students||$764/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, 93% of Jacksonville State 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||12%||$493|
|State Grant & Scholarships||19%||$2,057|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||66%||$8,595|
|Federal Student Loans||53%||$6,514|
$11,939Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$15,529|
|$30,001 to $48,000$16,961|
|$48,001 to $75,000$19,569|
|$75,001 to $110,000$20,747|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.