The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Edinburg, TX 78539
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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is one of the forty-three public 4-year colleges in Texas. The campus is located in an urban area, in Edinburg.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 27,809 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 4,504 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 3,558 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 79%). Every year 45% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

UT Rio Grande Valley's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $6,119, and fees were $1,468. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $16,079 and $1,468 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students27,809
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate79%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 32 115
Master's degree 0 8
Post-master's certificate 5 10

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1956 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/20/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/20/2002 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT950 to 1120
ACT17 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
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.) 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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$367/credit
In State Students$367/credit
Out of State Students$782/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$417/credit
In State Students$417/credit
Out of State Students$832/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 $16,515 $16,515 $35,190
ADN 70 $25,690 $25,690 $54,740
BSN 125 $45,875 $45,875 $97,750
FNP 50 $20,850 $20,850 $41,600
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, 91% of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 69% $5,023
Other Federal Grant 4% $1,926
State Grant & Scholarships 71% $4,849
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 45% $2,617
Federal Student Loans 20% $3,843
Private Loans -- $2,500


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$2,382
$30,001 to $48,000$3,144
$48,001 to $75,000$6,488
$75,001 to $110,000$10,904
Over $110,000$12,467

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
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 Rio Grande Valley
1201 W University Dr
Edinburg, TX 78539

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