University of Louisiana at Lafayette
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).
|Campus LocaleMidsize City|
|Number of Students17,297|
|Student to Faculty Ratio24:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||820 to 1180|
|ACT||21 to 26|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$412/credit|
|In State Students||$412/credit|
|Out of State Students||$984/credit|
|In District Students||$543/credit|
|In State Students||$543/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,306/credit|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||5%||$1,491|
|State Grant & Scholarships||83%||$3,724|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||57%||$4,165|
|Federal Student Loans||54%||$5,626|
$12,502Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Louisiana state board of nursing.