Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX 78412
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students12,232
Student to Faculty Ratio23:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate59%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 39 183
Master's degree 0 15
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT850 to 1060
ACT17 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Considered but not required
Recommendations Recommended
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
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$178/credit
In State Students$178/credit
Out of State Students$600/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$208/credit
In State Students$208/credit
Out of State Students$628/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 $8,010 $8,010 $27,000
ADN 70 $12,460 $12,460 $42,000
BSN 125 $22,250 $22,250 $75,000
FNP 50 $10,400 $10,400 $31,400
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, 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
Pell Grant 43% $4,679
Other Federal Grant -- $1,350
State Grant & Scholarships 48% $4,349
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 4% $1,698
Federal Student Loans 57% $5,519
Private Loans 3% $11,720


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$15,411
$30,001 to $48,000$16,217
$48,001 to $75,000$18,224
$75,001 to $110,000$18,436
Over $110,000--

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

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