University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, AL 35899
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University of Alabama in Huntsville is one of the fourteen public 4-year colleges in Alabama. The campus is located in an urban area, in Huntsville.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 9,101 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,352 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,109 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 82%). Every year 49% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

UAH's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $9,356, and fees were $924. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $20,556 and $924 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students9,101
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate82%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 16 92
Master's degree 18 78
Post-master's certificate 0 13
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 18
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.7%


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
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)
SAT1080 to 1330
ACT25 to 31
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies 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 $30
Graduates $60

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$411/credit
In State Students$411/credit
Out of State Students$908/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$636/credit
In State Students$636/credit
Out of State Students$1,402/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 $18,495 $18,495 $40,860
ADN 70 $28,770 $28,770 $63,560
BSN 125 $51,375 $51,375 $113,500
FNP 50 $31,800 $31,800 $70,100
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, 92% of University of Alabama in Huntsville's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 20% $4,298
Other Federal Grant 4% $1,898
State Grant & Scholarships 1% $938
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 75% $9,680
Federal Student Loans 42% $5,227
Private Loans 4% $11,354


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$16,047
$30,001 to $48,000$17,365
$48,001 to $75,000$20,775
$75,001 to $110,000$21,892
Over $110,000$22,108

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.
University of Alabama in Huntsville
301 Sparkman Dr
Huntsville, AL 35899

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