Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL 36088
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Tuskegee University is one of the twenty-one private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Alabama. The campus is located in Tuskegee town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,289 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 749 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 509 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 68%). Every year 52% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Tuskegee University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $19,210, and fees were $2,960. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $19,210 and $2,960 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students3,289
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate68%

Nursing Programs

The BSN Program is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing and accredited by the NLNAC. Students are exposed to a curriculum that enables them meet maximum professional and intellectual growth .This is achieved by the program being offered in an environment that encourages creativity, critical thinking and development of analytical skills. Graduates from the program can work anywhere across the globe.

The programs curriculum includes liberal arts, basic sciences and professional courses. On Successful completion of the program a student earns a baccalaureate of Science Degree in Nursing.The whole program takes a total of 139 hours covered in four academic years. The core course include: Pharmacology, Fundamentals of Nursing, Adult health, Mental Health and Nursing Research.

Admission requirements

The program is conducted in two phases. Students admitted to the university do not necessarily qualify for admission to the BSN Program. High school graduates must have a GPA of  3.00 and above, a score of 1000 or above on the SAT or its equivalent, completion of 1 unit of Biology, 1 unit of Chemistry and 2 units of Mathematics and meet the general requirements  for admission to the University.                                     

To gain admission to the professional phase, students must apply before November 10 for admission in the summer session. They must have earned a CGPA 3.0 and above, a grade of C and above in the pre nursing courses and successful completion of the TEAS exam with a score of 80% or above.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 2 15
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1933 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1957 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT860 to 1060
ACT18 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $35

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$780/credit
In State Students$780/credit
Out of State Students$780/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,165/credit
In State Students$1,165/credit
Out of State Students$1,165/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 $35,100 $35,100 $35,100
ADN 70 $54,600 $54,600 $54,600
BSN 125 $97,500 $97,500 $97,500
FNP 50 $58,250 $58,250 $58,250
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, 95% of Tuskegee University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 24% $5,280
Other Federal Grant 25% $1,800
State Grant & Scholarships 3% $7,338
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 20% $11,208
Federal Student Loans 63% $3,500
Private Loans 9% $4,000


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$32,296
$30,001 to $48,000$33,503
$48,001 to $75,000$33,596
$75,001 to $110,000$34,166
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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.
Tuskegee University
Kresge Center, 3rd Floor
Tuskegee, AL 36088

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