The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Houston, TX 77030

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is a public university in the Texas Medical Center. It was established in 1972 as part of the University of Texas System, which includes ten campuses throughout the state. UTHealth is organized into six schools, including the Cizik School of Nursing. The nursing school is ranked as one of the top schools for graduate nursing programs in the nation. It is housed in a 195,000-square-foot facility featuring high-tech classrooms and state-of-the-art simulation labs. UTHealth is also invested in research, working with local facilities to improve public health care and cure diseases.

Six nursing programs are offered at the UTHealth Cizik School of Nursing. These options include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, DNP, and Ph.D. programs. All programs are accredited by the CCNE. Students who want to enroll in the traditional BSN program must complete the prerequisite courses, which includes four semesters of courses. When the prerequisite courses are completed, the BSN track takes four semesters to complete. It includes a combination of classroom and clinical training with students performing full-time clinical rotations during their final 16 weeks. The RN to BSN program features flexible options including a 100% online program.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio5:1
Open Admission-
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP, PhD)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN
  6. Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  7. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 389
Nursing Administration Master's degree 3
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 14
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 110
Nursing Education Master's degree 2
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 6
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 26

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

University of Houston
3.69 miles away
Fortis College - Houston Campus
5.6 miles away
American Medical Institute
10.45 miles away
Lone Star College - North Harris Meep
22.13 miles away
Lone Star College - Kingwood
26.09 miles away
Lone Star College - Tomball
31.62 miles away
Prairie View A & M University
44.43 miles away
Brazosport College
45.19 miles away
The University of Texas Medical Branch
46.36 miles away
Sam Houston State University
71.11 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1973 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
08/01/1976 - Current

Admission to School

No Info Available

Net Price

This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergrad students in 2015-2016, therefore net price information is not available.

Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $166.00 $704.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $208.00 $805.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
7000 Fannin
Houston, TX 77030

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