University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL 60607

University of Illinois at Chicago is one of the 12 public 4-year colleges in Illinois. Its campus is large in size and located in Chicago. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 4,051 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 3,241 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 80%).

Every year 57% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

UIC's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $10,584, and fees were $3,120. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $23,440 and $3,120 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeLarge
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 44 180
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Master's degree 13 163
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 3 38
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 82.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses (College of Nursing )
04/19/1974 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
04/20/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1080 to 1330
ACT20 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
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 $60
Graduates $70

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$454/credit
In State Students$454/credit
Out of State Students$709/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$675/credit
In State Students$675/credit
Out of State Students$909/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 $20,430 $20,430 $31,905
ADN 70 $31,780 $31,780 $49,630
BSN 125 $56,750 $56,750 $88,625
FNP 50 $33,750 $33,750 $45,450
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, 84% of University of Illinois at Chicago's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 59% $4,828
Other Federal Grant 3% $990
State Grant & Scholarships 58% $4,457
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 67% $5,977
Federal Student Loans 40% $4,916
Private Loans 4% $15,844


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$10,182
$30,001 to $48,000$11,190
$48,001 to $75,000$14,874
$75,001 to $110,000$22,268
Over $110,000$23,874

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

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

University of Illinois at Chicago
601 S Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607

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