University of Missouri-Columbia
The University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) is a public institution in Columbia, Missouri, serving nearly 16,000 students each year. It was founded in 1839 and is the flagship campus of the University of Missouri System, which includes five campuses throughout the state. MU is one of the top research institutions in the country. The campus is south of downtown Columbia on 1,262 acres of land and includes 23 residence halls. Areas of the campus are part of the historic district. MU is the largest university in the state and operates 11 schools and 7 colleges offering over 300 programs.
The MU Sinclair School of Nursing offers multiple nursing programs. There are eight nursing programs available at the school, including three BSN options. Students may apply to the BSN, accelerated BSN, or RN to BSN program to earn their bachelor’s degree in nursing. Other options include an MSN program, along with DNP, BSN to DNP, PhD, and BSN to PhD programs. All programs are currently accredited by the CCNE. Students can develop their nursing skills with training at the academic health sciences center and through partnerships with surrounding healthcare facilities. The clinical work begins during the final two years of the traditional BSN program.
|Campus LocaleMidsize City|
|Number of Students30,844|
|Student to Faculty Ratio18:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||2||55|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1913 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/21/2001 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1120 to 1350|
|ACT||23 to 29|
|Secondary school GPA Recommended|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$282/credit|
|In State Students||$282/credit|
|Out of State Students||$839/credit|
|In District Students||$360/credit|
|In State Students||$360/credit|
|Out of State Students||$986/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, 83% of University of Missouri-Columbia'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||8%||$2,353|
|State Grant & Scholarships||29%||$2,570|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||65%||$7,219|
|Federal Student Loans||43%||$5,677|
$17,762Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$13,234|
|$30,001 to $48,000$14,032|
|$48,001 to $75,000$16,745|
|$75,001 to $110,000$20,200|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing.