University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506
University of Kentucky (UK) is a public institution, founded in 1865 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky. It is the largest university in Kentucky, with over 30,000 students enrolled in the Fall 2015 school year. The University of Kentucky is also the highest ranked research university in Kentucky. The sprawling campus includes 7 dining facilities and 23 residence halls, along with a variety of recreation facilities. It is also home to nine libraries, including the William T. Young Library, which is a Federal Depository Library. The university is organized into 16 colleges offering 93 undergraduate programs and 99 master programs. The College of Nursing was founded in 1956 and currently enrolls about 1,400 students each year.
Undergraduate nursing programs at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing include a traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN program. The university also offers a DNP, BSN to DNP, and BSN to PhD program. The baccalaureate and doctorate degree programs are accredited by the CCNE. Undergraduate students gain clinical experience at local community healthcare facilities, including several local hospitals and clinics. The college also limits clinical groups to eight students per instructor, ensuring that each student receives specialized attention. Along with clinical experience, the college can help place students in internships, including nursing practice, research, or skills lab internships.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Student to Faculty Ratio17:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Offered
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||1||7|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||3||60|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1915 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
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 - 07/09/2013
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1080 to 1330|
|ACT||22 to 28|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Required|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$441/credit|
|In State Students||$441/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,111/credit|
|In District Students||$632/credit|
|In State Students||$632/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,602/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 Kentucky'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||3%||$577|
|State Grant & Scholarships||60%||$2,452|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||69%||$8,659|
|Federal Student Loans||49%||$5,728|
$19,361Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$14,635|
|$30,001 to $48,000$15,318|
|$48,001 to $75,000$17,447|
|$75,001 to $110,000$21,778|
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
This scholarship is for Kentucky residents who will be attending approved nursing programs (registered nurse or practical nurse) or graduate nursing programs. Preference ...
Applicants must be sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate or graduate students in natural or applied science, engineering or mathematics at Brown University, Colorado School of Mines, Clemson ...
Applicant must be named a National Merit finalist and list University of Kentucky as college choice.
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kentucky state board of nursing.