University of Louisville

Louisville, KY 40292

The University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky is a public institution founded in 1798. It is the first public university owned by a city in the US and one of the first west of the Allegheny Mountains. The university is heavily invested in medical research, becoming the first to successfully complete a self-contained artificial heart transplant surgery and a successful hand transplantation. U of L also manages a university hospital. The university is also known for its athletics programs. The university’s men’s basketball team has appeared in the Final Four of the NCAA Division I Championship three times since 2005. 

The University of Louisville School of Nursing provides several different nursing programs, including traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, BSN to PhD, and PhD programs. All programs are currently accredited by the CCNE. The traditional BSN is a four-year program for incoming freshmen. Students practice their nursing skills at the Patient Simulation and Standardized Patient Centers. Clinical experience is offered through the university’s hospital and local facilities. The RN to BSN program is offered entirely online, giving registered nurses with an associate degree a convenient way to earn their BSN. It is a flexible 8-week course with no campus visits required.

Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeLarge
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4-year
TypePublic
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate81%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 31 191
Master's degree 4 59
Post-master's certificate 0 9
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1 2
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.1%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1915 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
CCNE
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
09/29/2001 - Current

Admission

75%

Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1070 to 1290
ACT22 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies 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 $25
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$462/credit
In State Students$462/credit
Out of State Students$1,088/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$681/credit
In State Students$681/credit
Out of State Students$1,417/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 $20,790 $20,790 $48,960
ADN 70 $32,340 $32,340 $76,160
BSN 125 $57,750 $57,750 $136,000
FNP 50 $34,050 $34,050 $70,850
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, 97% of University of Louisville's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 30% $4,279
Other Federal Grant 21% $384
State Grant & Scholarships 79% $2,501
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 61% $9,243
Federal Student Loans 46% $5,286
Private Loans 7% $12,796

$17,008

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$11,996
$30,001 to $48,000$13,545
$48,001 to $75,000$17,067
$75,001 to $110,000$20,476
Over $110,000$20,819

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Student Population

15,546

Undergrads

5,856

Graduates

11,090

Women

10,312

Men

75%

Full-time

25%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
72%
Black/African American
11%
Two or more races
5%
Hispanic
5%
Asian
4%
Non-resident alien
3%
Race/ethnicity unknown
0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kentucky state board of nursing.

University of Louisville
2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40292
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