University of Central Florida
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.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students66,059|
|Student to Faculty Ratio30:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||1|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||4|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1150 to 1320|
|ACT||24 to 29|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program 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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$212/credit|
|In State Students||$212/credit|
|Out of State Students||$749/credit|
|In District Students||$370/credit|
|In State Students||$370/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,194/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, 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|
|Other Federal Grant||7%||$1,294|
|State Grant & Scholarships||65%||$2,565|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||41%||$2,810|
|Federal Student Loans||38%||$5,292|
$15,341Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.