The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is a public institution and part of the University of Tennessee System, along with campuses in Knoxville and Martin. It was established in 1886 and merged with several schools and universities over the years before becoming the Chattanooga campus for the University of Tennessee. The Chattanooga campus now offers over 140 undergraduate majors and over 50 minors. It also offers close to 100 graduate degree programs. While the university is best known for its business program, it does offer a wide variety of programs in other disciplines, including nursing. The campus includes many academic buildings, including Metropolitan Hall, which houses the nursing department.
The nursing programs offered at the university include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, and DNP programs. These options are accredited by the CCNE. With the traditional BSN, students receive several advantages, including small class sizes and small clinical groups. Students receive more individualized attention from their instructors. With the accelerated BSN program, students can earn their BSN in 16 months. The university also offers an online program for registered nurses. The RN to BSN path is also designed to be completed in 16 months and is completed 100% online.
|Campus LocaleMidsize City|
|Number of Students11,587|
|Student to Faculty Ratio19:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
07/01/1910 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
04/25/2013 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
03/03/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
03/03/2000 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels|
12/01/1971 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1040 to 1240|
|ACT||21 to 26|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program 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||$287/credit|
|In State Students||$287/credit|
|Out of State Students||$959/credit|
|In District Students||$458/credit|
|In State Students||$458/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,353/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, 95% of The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga'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||2%||$1,125|
|State Grant & Scholarships||88%||$4,211|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||43%||$3,740|
|Federal Student Loans||94%||$2,703|
$14,706Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$9,257|
|$30,001 to $48,000$10,465|
|$48,001 to $75,000$15,855|
|$75,001 to $110,000$16,777|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.