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 LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students3,377|
|Student to Faculty Ratio10:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||0||0|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||1||11|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1070 to 1320|
|ACT||23 to 29|
|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|
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||$980/credit|
|In State Students||$980/credit|
|Out of State Students||$980/credit|
|In District Students||$525/credit|
|In State Students||$525/credit|
|Out of State Students||$525/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, 99% of Union University'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||8%||$2,340|
|State Grant & Scholarships||65%||$4,767|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||99%||$19,603|
|Federal Student Loans||50%||$5,190|
$25,162Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$18,076|
|$30,001 to $48,000$20,909|
|$48,001 to $75,000$20,779|
|$75,001 to $110,000$24,659|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.