University of Houston

Houston, TX 77204
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University of Houston is one of the forty-three public 4-year colleges in Texas. The campus is located in an urban area, in Houston.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 45,364 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 4,959 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 4,215 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 85%). Every year 54% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

University of Houston's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $8,724, and fees were $982. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $21,084 and $982 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students45,364
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate85%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 6 54
Master's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 100%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1954 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1110 to 1280
ACT23 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
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) 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 $75
Graduates $75

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$364/credit
In State Students$364/credit
Out of State Students$879/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$448/credit
In State Students$448/credit
Out of State Students$963/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 $16,380 $16,380 $39,555
ADN 70 $25,480 $25,480 $61,530
BSN 125 $45,500 $45,500 $109,875
FNP 50 $22,400 $22,400 $48,150
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, 85% of University of Houston's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 37% $4,589
Other Federal Grant 3% $1,674
State Grant & Scholarships 33% $6,312
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 48% $6,612
Federal Student Loans 36% $5,101
Private Loans 5% $11,941


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$12,929
$30,001 to $48,000$13,646
$48,001 to $75,000$15,821
$75,001 to $110,000$20,811
Over $110,000$22,451

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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 Texas state board of nursing.
University of Houston
212 E. Cullen Building
Houston, TX 77204

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