The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Houston, TX 77030
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students5,242
Student to Faculty Ratio5:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 51 319
Master's degree 0 2
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 2 6
Doctor's degree - professional practice 15 27
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 95.1%

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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


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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$169/credit
In State Students$169/credit
Out of State Students$723/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$212/credit
In State Students$212/credit
Out of State Students$839/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 $7,605 $7,605 $32,535
ADN 70 $11,830 $11,830 $50,610
BSN 125 $21,125 $21,125 $90,375
FNP 50 $10,600 $10,600 $41,950
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

No Info Available

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
7000 Fannin
Houston, TX 77030

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