The University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, TX 77555

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) is a public institution with both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It is part of the University of Texas System and located in Galveston, Texas. It is about 50 miles from Houston. UTMB is a major academic health center and home to the oldest medical school in Texas. It was established in 1891 as the medical department for the University of Texas. It now includes over 70 buildings, employs over 1,000 faculty members, and enrolls over 2,500 students. UTMB manages four schools, three institutes offering advanced study, and four hospitals, providing students with plenty of opportunities for clinical training.

Undergraduate nursing degree programs include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. The traditional BSN track and the accelerated program feature clinical experiences in the Houston and Galveston areas, including clinical rotations at the Texas Medical Center. The RN to BSN program is offered entirely online with a visit to campus for orientation. Other nursing program options include MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, Ph.D., and BSN to Ph.D. The MSN program is also offered online and was ranked as one of the top online programs in the nation. These programs are accredited by the CCNE and approved by the State Board of Nursing.


Campus LocaleTown: Fringe
Student to Faculty Ratio23:1
Open Admission-
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. MSN, RN to MSN
  3. DNP, PhD, BSN to PhD
  4. RN to BSN
  5. Accelerated BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 402
Nursing Administration Master's degree 17
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 138
Nursing Education Master's degree 7
Clinical Nurse Leader Master's degree 6
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Post-master's certificate 2
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 2
Nursing Education Post-master's certificate 1
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 11
Nursing Education Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 4

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from The University of Texas Medical Branch

Brazosport College
42.24 miles away
University of Houston
44.3 miles away
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
46.36 miles away
Fortis College - Houston Campus
51.65 miles away
American Medical Institute
53.59 miles away
Lone Star College - Kingwood
57.07 miles away
Lone Star College - North Harris Meep
63.35 miles away
Lamar University
65.87 miles away
Lone Star College - Tomball
75.84 miles away
Prairie View A & M University
90.77 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1973 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
07/01/1993 - 12/31/2005
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/15/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/15/2005 - Current


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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
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 Medical Branch
301 University Blvd
Galveston, TX 77555

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