University of Missouri-St Louis

Saint Louis, MO 63121

The University of Missouri-St Louis (UMSL) is a public research institution in Saint Louis and part of the University of Missouri System. It was established in 1963 after merging several schools with the University of Kansas City. Some of the first classes were taught in a laundromat. The campus now includes multiple academic buildings, including the Thomas Jefferson and Mercantile Libraries. The campus is divided into two areas. Students can easily travel between the campuses using the St. Louis MetroLink. This light rail system has two stations on campus. The university is comprised of 10 schools and colleges, including the College of Nursing. 

The UMSL College of Nursing offers several nursing programs. Nursing students may apply to one of seven CCNE-accredited nursing programs. There are three BSN options, including traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. The traditional BSN program includes both full-time and part-time plans. With part-time classes, students may take classes in the evening and on the weekends. Training is offered through the nursing arts laboratory and experience at community clinics and healthcare facilities. The accelerated BSN program can be completed in just 15 months after the general education coursework is completed. Graduate-level programs include MSN, DNP, PhD, and BSN to PhD programs. 


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 36 214
Master's degree 2 65
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1 5
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 83.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
03/03/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
03/03/2000 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1065 to 1225
ACT22 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
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 $35
Graduates $50

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$343/credit
In State Students$343/credit
Out of State Students$911/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$467/credit
In State Students$467/credit
Out of State Students$1,146/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 $15,435 $15,435 $40,995
ADN 70 $24,010 $24,010 $63,770
BSN 125 $42,875 $42,875 $113,875
FNP 50 $23,350 $23,350 $57,300
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, 91% of University of Missouri-St Louis's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 42% $4,892
Other Federal Grant 8% $800
State Grant & Scholarships 45% $2,344
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 83% $9,118
Federal Student Loans 42% $4,805
Private Loans 2% $8,459


Average Net Price/year
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$6,838
$30,001 to $48,000$7,969
$48,001 to $75,000$10,765
$75,001 to $110,000$14,095
Over $110,000$16,246

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Relevant scholarships

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program

New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program aims to ease the nation’s nursing shortage by attracting new students into the profession of nursing while enhancing efforts to recruit ...

Annette McClanahan Harrison Endowed Nursing Scholarship

An endowed scholarship was set up to be awarded to full time undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Nursing at the University of Missouri. Recipients must have demonstrated financial ...

Betty Crim Endowed Nursing Scholarship

The scholarship gives annual awards for undergraduate students attending the University of Missouri-Columbia full-time, majoring in Nursing. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need. ...

Bill and Mary Russell Healthcare Scholarship

This scholarship is for residents of the Heartland Foundation service region, which includes the following counties: In Missouri - Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clay, Clinton, ...

Marsha’s Angels Scholarship Fund

Applicants who are residents of Sedgwick County, Kansas or one of the surrounding counties may attend an accredited nursing program anywhere in the U.S.; applicants from any other state in ...

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing.

University of Missouri-St Louis
One University Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63121

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