University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS 66045
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University of Kansas is one of the eight public 4-year colleges in Kansas. The campus is located in an urban area, in Lawrence.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 27,625 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 4,153 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 3,447 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 83%). Every year 63% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

University of Kansas's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $9,818, and fees were $1,006. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $25,586 and $1,006 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students27,625
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate83%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 15 144
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Master's degree 3 34
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 4
Doctor's degree - professional practice 1 15
Post-master's certificate 1 2
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
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
02/14/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
10/20/2010 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
05/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
05/03/2003 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
02/01/1967 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
ACT23 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Neither required nor recommended
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) 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 $40
Graduates $65

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$327/credit
In State Students$327/credit
Out of State Students$853/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$405/credit
In State Students$405/credit
Out of State Students$947/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 $14,715 $14,715 $38,385
ADN 70 $22,890 $22,890 $59,710
BSN 125 $40,875 $40,875 $106,625
FNP 50 $20,250 $20,250 $47,350
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, 86% of University of Kansas's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 23% $4,098
Other Federal Grant 9% $1,201
State Grant & Scholarships 9% $1,190
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 67% $8,443
Federal Student Loans 49% $5,560
Private Loans 7% $10,180


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$14,983
$30,001 to $48,000$14,946
$48,001 to $75,000$16,525
$75,001 to $110,000$21,150
Over $110,000$22,369

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kansas state board of nursing.
University of Kansas
Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230
Lawrence, KS 66045

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