University of Florida
The University of Florida is a public university in Gainesville, Florida, and it is part of the State University System of Florida, along with nine other campuses throughout the state. Gainesville is a sprawling city with a low cost of living, making it the perfect setting for students paying their way through college. The 2,000-acre campus is also a sprawling location with buildings spread throughout a large area. The university receives accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is the third largest university in the state. The University of Florida offers over 300 different degrees for undergraduates and graduates through 16 colleges and over 150 research and education centers.
Despite the size of the university, there is no Master of Science in Nursing degree offered. However, the University of Florida does offer BSN, accelerated BSN, BSN to DNP, BSN to Ph.D., and DNP programs. For registered nurses, the university offers an RN to BSN program. This program is offered entirely online and is offered to nurses who are registered in the state of Florida. The traditional BSN path is only intended for students who are already enrolled at the University of Florida or transfer students who have completed the prerequisite courses. The BSN programs are accredited by the CCNE.
|Campus LocaleMidsize City|
|Number of Students52,669|
|Student to Faculty Ratio19:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||5|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||7||84|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1913 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses|
09/17/1982 - Current
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||1240 to 1400|
|ACT||28 to 32|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor 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) 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||$149/credit|
|In State Students||$149/credit|
|Out of State Students||$856/credit|
|In District Students||$449/credit|
|In State Students||$449/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,139/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, 94% of University of 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%||$2,069|
|State Grant & Scholarships||84%||$4,164|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||32%||$3,811|
|Federal Student Loans||23%||$5,226|
$15,283Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$6,544|
|$30,001 to $48,000$6,386|
|$48,001 to $75,000$7,742|
|$75,001 to $110,000$11,373|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.