University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, LA 70503
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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a public university and part of the University of Louisiana System, along with nine other campuses throughout the state. It has the largest enrollment compared to the other campuses and the second largest student body in the state. The university was originally founded as an industrial school in 1898. The current name was adopted in 1999 after the school became a four-year university. It is now a national research university and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The university offers more than 80 undergrad programs and 27 master’s degree programs, including two nursing programs.

There are only two nursing programs available at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Department of Nursing. Students may choose between the BSN and accelerated BSN program, which is accredited by the CCNE. The latest edition of the US News & World Report ranking of Best Colleges ranked the nursing department as one of the best in the country. Students must complete prerequisite courses, which are typically completed during the freshman year. While the university does not directly offer MSN or DNP programs, they do offer courses in these areas through an affiliation with the Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing (ICMSN). 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students17,297
Student to Faculty Ratio24:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 67 530
Master's degree 7 53
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 97.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1925 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
10/01/1996 - 12/31/2008
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1982 - 12/31/2008
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/27/2008 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/27/2008 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT820 to 1180
ACT21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor 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 $25

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$412/credit
In State Students$412/credit
Out of State Students$984/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$543/credit
In State Students$543/credit
Out of State Students$1,306/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 $18,540 $18,540 $44,280
ADN 70 $28,840 $28,840 $68,880
BSN 125 $51,500 $51,500 $123,000
FNP 50 $27,150 $27,150 $65,300
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, 96% of University of Louisiana at Lafayette's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 38% $4,545
Other Federal Grant 5% $1,491
State Grant & Scholarships 83% $3,724
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 57% $4,165
Federal Student Loans 54% $5,626
Private Loans -- --


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$9,569
$30,001 to $48,000$11,381
$48,001 to $75,000$14,193
$75,001 to $110,000$15,650
Over $110,000$15,908

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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 Louisiana state board of nursing.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
104 University Circle
Lafayette, LA 70503

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