Southern Utah University

Cedar City, UT 84720
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Southern Utah University is one of the seven public 4-year colleges in Utah. The campus is located in Cedar City town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 9,468 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,895 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,345 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 71%). Every year 47% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Southern Utah University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,918, and fees were $758. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $19,530 and $758 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students9,468
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 16 51
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 96.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
09/01/1933 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/08/2006 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1010 to 1220
ACT20 to 27
Admission considerations
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $60

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$278/credit
In State Students$278/credit
Out of State Students$919/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$334/credit
In State Students$334/credit
Out of State Students$1,053/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 $12,510 $12,510 $41,355
ADN 70 $19,460 $19,460 $64,330
BSN 125 $34,750 $34,750 $114,875
FNP 50 $16,700 $16,700 $52,650
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, 95% of Southern Utah 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 32% $4,315
Other Federal Grant 7% $369
State Grant & Scholarships 14% $2,102
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 80% $5,705
Federal Student Loans 64% $3,802
Private Loans 2% $9,978


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$12,762
$30,001 to $48,000$12,391
$48,001 to $75,000$14,184
$75,001 to $110,000$15,730
Over $110,000$15,717

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Utah state board of nursing.
Southern Utah University
351 West University Blvd
Cedar City, UT 84720

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