Sul Ross State University

Alpine, TX 79832

Sul Ross State University is one of the 43 public 4-year colleges in Texas. Its campus is small in size and located in the town of Alpine. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 279 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 162 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 58%).

Every year 22% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Sul Ross State University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $5,910, and fees were $2,162. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $18,360 and $2,162 respectively.


Campus LocaleRemote Town
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate58%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 1 1
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 90.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1929 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT805 to 1020
ACT16 to 20
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
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) Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Required

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 $25
Graduates $25

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$197/credit
In State Students$197/credit
Out of State Students$612/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$209/credit
In State Students$209/credit
Out of State Students$624/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 $8,865 $8,865 $27,540
ADN 70 $13,790 $13,790 $42,840
BSN 125 $24,625 $24,625 $76,500
FNP 50 $10,450 $10,450 $31,200
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, 91% of Sul Ross 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 61% $4,362
Other Federal Grant 3% $1,533
State Grant & Scholarships 72% $4,349
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 36% $2,096
Federal Student Loans 65% $5,803
Private Loans 2% $8,137


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$10,465
$30,001 to $48,000$12,720
$48,001 to $75,000$13,257
$75,001 to $110,000$16,445
Over $110,000$17,976

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.

Sul Ross State University
HWY 90 East
Alpine, TX 79832

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