University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
The main campus of the University of Cincinnati (UC) is in Cincinnati, Ohio. The university is a public institution with both undergraduate and graduate degree programs and part of the University System of Ohio. Along with the main campus, there are nine other campuses throughout the state. The university was founded in 1819, making it the oldest institution of higher learning in Cincinnati. It currently has an annual enrollment that exceeds 44,000 students, which also makes it one of the largest universities in Ohio. It was recently ranked as the 133rd-best university in a national ranking by US News & World Report.
The university offers a wide selection of undergrad and graduate-level nursing programs. These CCNE-accredited programs include traditional BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, accelerated MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, Ph.D., and BSN to Ph.D. programs. These programs are offered at the College of Nursing, which was founded in 1889. When enrolled in the traditional BSN program, students are required to complete general education courses during their first year. During their sophomore year, students begin completing their clinical rotations at local healthcare facilities and clinics. The RN to BSN program offers flexible scheduling for working registered nurses.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students37,155|
|Student to Faculty Ratio16:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||2||9|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||1||6|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1913 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses (Nurse-Midwifery College of Nursing and Health)|
09/30/1996 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
10/10/2013 - Current
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|
11/01/1952 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1120 to 1340|
|ACT||23 to 28|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Considered but not required|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 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||$389/credit|
|In State Students||$389/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,028/credit|
|In District Students||$640/credit|
|In State Students||$640/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,227/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, 82% of University of Cincinnati-Main Campus'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||5%||$1,069|
|State Grant & Scholarships||12%||$1,580|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||54%||$5,474|
|Federal Student Loans||52%||$5,704|
$21,050Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$17,047|
|$30,001 to $48,000$18,470|
|$48,001 to $75,000$22,657|
|$75,001 to $110,000$25,427|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing.