University of Connecticut-Waterbury Campus

Waterbury, CT 06702

The University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus is a public university with undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The campus was established over 60 years ago in Waterbury, Connecticut. Waterbury is about 77 miles northeast of New York City and 33 miles southwest of Hartford. Nicknamed the Brass City, Waterbury was home to a large industrial industry. It is now home to the UConn Waterbury campus, with programs geared toward business, law, education, and politics. Many of the programs require students to transfer to the main campus in Storrs after completing their first two years.

The University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus in Waterbury only offers two nursing paths. They offer a traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and an accelerated BSN program. The traditional program provides students with clinical experience at nearby clinics. Both programs are accredited by the CCNE and approved by the Connecticut State Board of Nurse Examiners. The BSN is a traditional 4-year baccalaureate program, with the first two years of classes completed at the Waterbury campus. The accelerated program is designed for those with a baccalaureate degree in fields other than nursing. UConn does offer additional nursing programs. However, these nursing programs are mostly offered at the main campus in Storrs, Connecticut.


Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate85%

Nursing Programs Offered

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 45.5%

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Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT970 to 1190
ACT21 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations 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

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 $80
Graduates --

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$500/credit
In State Students$500/credit
Out of State Students$1,421/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

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 $22,500 $22,500 $63,945
ADN 70 $35,000 $35,000 $99,470
BSN 125 $62,500 $62,500 $177,625
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, 83% of University of Connecticut-Waterbury Campus's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 47% $4,642
Other Federal Grant 2% $4,000
State Grant & Scholarships 19% $4,350
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 59% $5,391
Federal Student Loans 40% $4,774
Private Loans 2% $7,638


Average Net Price/year
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$4,052
$30,001 to $48,000$4,856
$48,001 to $75,000$7,999
$75,001 to $110,000$13,551
Over $110,000$15,300

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Student Population













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

Relevant scholarships

Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a Connecticut resident studying at a Connecticut nursing school.

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Connecticut state board of nursing.

University of Connecticut-Waterbury Campus
99 East Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

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