Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is one of ten campuses in the Texas A&M University System. The university began life as the University of Corpus Christi in 1947. It was a private university established by the Baptist General Convention of Texas. After the campus was mostly destroyed by a hurricane in 1970, the university was sold to the state. In 1989, it joined the Texas A&M University System. There are currently 33 undergraduate programs and 25 graduate programs available at the university, including a variety of nursing programs. These programs are offered through the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Several BSN pathways are available, including traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. The university also offers an MSN program and an RN to MSN program. These programs are accredited by the CCNE. The traditional BSN program is a four-year program while the accelerated program is designed to be completed in four semesters. The accelerated program is for students who already have bachelor’s degrees with a non-nursing major. The courses are offered online and on campus, providing a hybrid learning experience. The RN to BSN program is for registered nurses with diplomas or associate’s degrees and is completed entirely online with no on-campus classes.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students12,232|
|Student to Faculty Ratio23:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
07/01/1975 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/21/2001 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||850 to 1060|
|ACT||17 to 23|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Required|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Considered but not required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) 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||$178/credit|
|In State Students||$178/credit|
|Out of State Students||$600/credit|
|In District Students||$208/credit|
|In State Students||$208/credit|
|Out of State Students||$628/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, 72% of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi'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||--||$1,350|
|State Grant & Scholarships||48%||$4,349|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||4%||$1,698|
|Federal Student Loans||57%||$5,519|
$12,948Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$15,411|
|$30,001 to $48,000$16,217|
|$48,001 to $75,000$18,224|
|$75,001 to $110,000$18,436|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.