Union University

Jackson, TN 38305

Established in 1823, Union University is a private institution in Jackson, Tennessee. It is affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. The university is the result of mergers between several schools, including the West Tennessee College and Southwestern Baptist University. The Jackson campus includes 290 acres of land and includes dormitories for women and men and a married housing complex. Other buildings on campus include an administration center, baseball parks, two soccer fields, academic halls, and a wellness center. In 2008, the campus was hit by a major tornado, causing over $40 million in damages. A decade later, the campus has been restored. However, some of the older buildings were not reopened. 

Six CCNE-accredited nursing programs are offered at Union University. Undergraduate programs include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, and LPN to BSN. The university also offers graduate degree programs for nursing students wishing to obtain their MSN or DNP. Like most four-year BSN programs, the traditional BSN at Union University includes two years of prerequisite courses before students begin taking their nursing courses. During the junior and senior years, students also begin their clinical rotations and lab training. With the accelerated program, students who already have a bachelor’s degree in a separate field can earn their BSN in just 15 months.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio9:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Southern Baptist
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate85%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP)
  4. RN to BSN
  5. Accelerated BSN
  6. LPN to BSN
  7. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 138
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 0
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Bachelor's degree 11
Nursing Administration Master's degree 2
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 0
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 25
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 30
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 2
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 0
Nursing Education Master's degree 5
Nursing Administration Post-master's certificate 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 1
Nursing Education Post-master's certificate 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Doctor's degree - professional practice 0
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 0

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Union University

Freed-Hardeman University
20.47 miles away
Bethel University
37.23 miles away
Christian Brothers University
73.79 miles away
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
75.56 miles away
Martin Methodist College
107.7 miles away
Aquinas College
116.93 miles away
Lipscomb University
118.88 miles away
Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences
119.04 miles away
Vanderbilt University
119.27 miles away
Belmont University
119.63 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1948 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
10/08/2005 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading530 to 660
SAT: Math490 to 640
ACT Composite23 to 30
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$21,593
30k to 48k$22,520
48k to 75k$25,156
75k to 110k$27,760
Over 110k$28,899
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $975.00 $975.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $520.00 $520.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Union University
1050 Union University Dr
Jackson, TN 38305

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