The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs for nursing students. It is the oldest and largest public university in Alabama, founded in 1820. The main campus is in the heart of Tuscaloosa, giving students access to the city. While the campus has grown to include 1,970 acres of land, the layout is well-planned and easy to get around. Sports fans will also recognize that the University of Alabama is home to the Crimson Tide, which is the nickname of the NCAA Division I varsity football team at the college. While Alabama has a strong sports tradition, it also offers accredited nursing programs.

The nursing programs offered through the University of Alabama include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, along with several master’s programs. These programs are taught through the Capstone College of Nursing. Students can enroll part-time or full-time to complete the courses at their convenience. The University of Alabama also offers an RN to BSN program for a pathway to the MSN program. Students that prefer a flexible class schedule may enjoy the online enrollment options offered through this college. It should also be noted that certain nursing programs, including the Nurse Practitioner concentration, are only available to residents of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi.



Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio23:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate86%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Doctoral degrees (DNP)
  3. RN to BSN
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)

    The University of Alabama, Capstone College of Nursing, masters program in nursing prepares post baccalaureate nurses seeking advanced nursing education. The college offers an MSN in Nursing Case Management for Rural Populations, Clinical Nurse Leader, as well as the dual degree (MSN/MA) program offered in partnership with the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration.  

    The program allows students to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing on a full time or part time enrollment basis. All classes in the MSN program have the option of being completed through a distance learning modality. Graduates from the MSN program are eligible to apply to sit for a range of certification exams.

    Admission Requirements

    • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from an accredited nursing program
    • Undergraduate Grade Point Average of 3.0 or more
    • Current unencumbered Registered Nursing license

    The dual enrollment MSN/MA program requires applicants to present the official scores for the Valid Graduate Management Admission Test and Graduate Record Examination.

    Applicants who fail to meet any of the admissions criteria for the program or have lower grade point averages than required may still be considered for the program on the basis of their qualifications if space permits.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 323
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 42
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 65

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from The University of Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham
46.9 miles away
Mississippi University for Women
53.89 miles away
University of West Alabama
56.76 miles away
East Mississippi Community College - Mayhew Campus
65.65 miles away
Northwest-Shoals Community College - Phil Campbell
79 miles away
Auburn University at Montgomery
98.52 miles away
University of North Alabama
110.2 miles away
Jacksonville State University
110.65 miles away
University of Alabama in Huntsville
116.38 miles away
Auburn University
126.74 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1897 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading490 to 610
SAT: Math490 to 620
SAT: Writing480 to 600
ACT Composite23 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 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$18,686
30k to 48k$20,013
48k to 75k$22,425
75k to 110k$23,666
Over 110k$24,578
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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 $569.00 $1,279.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $622.00 $1,410.00

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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

University of Alabama School of Nursing Scholarships

The School of Nursing at UAB several scholarship programs. The School's scholarship portfolio consists of 59 scholarships. 

Nursing Scholarships for Graduate Students

Applicants must be pursuing graduate nursing degrees from the University of South Alabama.

In-State Foundation in Excellence Scholar

Applicants must be incoming first time freshmen at the University of Alabama. Students must have a grade point average of 3.5 and a 29 ACT or new SAT score of 1350-1380.

Vettes-4-Vets Endowed Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to a degree-granting program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Students must be current or former members of the U.S. military. Applicants [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing
The University of Alabama
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Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

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