University of Missouri-St Louis

Saint Louis, MO 63121

The University of Missouri-St Louis (UMSL) is a public research institution in Saint Louis and part of the University of Missouri System. It was established in 1963 after merging several schools with the University of Kansas City. Some of the first classes were taught in a laundromat. The campus now includes multiple academic buildings, including the Thomas Jefferson and Mercantile Libraries. The campus is divided into two areas. Students can easily travel between the campuses using the St. Louis MetroLink. This light rail system has two stations on campus. The university is comprised of 10 schools and colleges, including the College of Nursing. 

The UMSL College of Nursing offers several nursing programs. Nursing students may apply to one of seven CCNE-accredited nursing programs. There are three BSN options, including traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. The traditional BSN program includes both full-time and part-time plans. With part-time classes, students may take classes in the evening and on the weekends. Training is offered through the nursing arts laboratory and experience at community clinics and healthcare facilities. The accelerated BSN program can be completed in just 15 months after the general education coursework is completed. Graduate-level programs include MSN, DNP, PhD, and BSN to PhD programs. 


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate79%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. MSN
  3. DNP, PhD, BSN to PhD
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 253
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 53
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 1
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 3
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 2

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Missouri-St Louis

East St. Louis Community College Center
10.08 miles away
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
17.7 miles away
John A Logan Community College - Alongi Center
75.54 miles away
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
90.8 miles away
Lincoln University
100.79 miles away
Southeast Missouri State University
105.28 miles away
University of Missouri-Columbia
109.65 miles away
Columbia Public Schools
109.8 miles away
Western Illinois University
122.77 miles away
Eastern Illinois University
126.09 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
03/03/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
03/03/2000 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading470 to 520
SAT: Math470 to 560
ACT Composite21 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
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

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$8,128
30k to 48k$8,965
48k to 75k$12,865
75k to 110k$15,135
Over 110k$15,796
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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program

New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program aims to ease the nation’s nursing shortage by attracting new students into the profession of nursing while enhancing efforts to recruit [...]

Annette McClanahan Harrison Endowed Nursing Scholarship

An endowed scholarship was set up to be awarded to full time undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Nursing at the University of Missouri. Recipients must have demonstrated financial [...]

Betty Crim Endowed Nursing Scholarship

The scholarship gives annual awards for undergraduate students attending the University of Missouri-Columbia full-time, majoring in Nursing. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need. [...]

Bill and Mary Russell Healthcare Scholarship

This scholarship is for residents of the Heartland Foundation service region, which includes the following counties: In Missouri - Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clay, [...]

Marsha’s Angels Scholarship Fund

Applicants who are residents of Sedgwick County, Kansas or one of the surrounding counties may attend an accredited nursing program anywhere in the U.S.; applicants from any other state in [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing
University of Missouri-St Louis
One University Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63121

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