University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL 32816
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The University of Central Florida is part of the 10-campus State University System of Florida. Located in Orlando, the university has large class sizes due to a significant student population. However, UCF is also a competitive university to be accepted into. During the Fall 2016 semester, 17,441 students were accepted out of 34,886 applications. It was founded in 1963 and opened in 1968 as a technological university. However, it now offers a wide range of degrees for undergraduates and graduates. There are over 90 undergrad programs, along with 87 master’s programs. These programs are offered through 13 colleges, including the College of Health and Public Affairs.

The University of Central Florida College of Health and Public Affairs provides students with several nursing options. The programs available include BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, BSN to DNP, and Ph.D. degrees in nursing. The traditional BSN program is designed for juniors or transfers. Before enrolling, students must complete the prerequisite courses, which typically take two years to complete. The accelerated BSN is for students with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. All programs are accredited by the CCNE and the Florida Board of Nursing.


Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students66,059
Student to Faculty Ratio30:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate90%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 94 578
Master's degree 11 76
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 1
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 4
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1981 - 12/31/2006
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/28/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/28/2002 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1150 to 1320
ACT24 to 29
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended
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 $30

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$212/credit
In State Students$212/credit
Out of State Students$749/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$370/credit
In State Students$370/credit
Out of State Students$1,194/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 $9,540 $9,540 $33,705
ADN 70 $14,840 $14,840 $52,430
BSN 125 $26,500 $26,500 $93,625
FNP 50 $18,500 $18,500 $59,700
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, 87% of University of Central Florida's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 31% $4,539
Other Federal Grant 7% $1,294
State Grant & Scholarships 65% $2,565
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 41% $2,810
Federal Student Loans 38% $5,292
Private Loans 3% $12,692


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$12,007
$30,001 to $48,000$13,289
$48,001 to $75,000$15,864
$75,001 to $110,000$18,676
Over $110,000$19,331

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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 Florida state board of nursing.
University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816

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