University of Mobile

Mobile, AL 36613

The University of Mobile is a small not-for-profit school located in Mobile, Alabama. It offers both undergraduate and graduates degree programs, including several MSN tracks. While the University of Mobile is a small school, they have a 13:1 student to faculty ratio, ensuring that students receive the attention that they need to excel.

The University of Mobile was established in 1961 as a liberal arts college with a strong Baptist affiliation. In recent years, the university has been recognized as one of the best regional colleges in the South. The campus is located about 10 miles north of Mobile on over 880 acres of wooded land. Students are just about 15 minutes from downtown Mobile and 45 minutes from the beach.

The nursing programs are offered through the School of Nursing. The University of Mobile School of Nursing provides several educational paths for students that want to start a career in nursing. Programs include BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, and two MSN program tracks. The Master’s program includes specializations in Nursing Education and Nursing Administration. The small student size and committed professors help create a great learning environment. Students also receive hands-on training at nearby healthcare facilities, including hospitals, health departments, and physician’s offices that the university has partnered with. 



Campus LocaleRural: Fringe
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Southern Baptist
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. RN to BSN
  2. Accelerated BSN
  3. LPN to ADN
  4. ADN

    The ADN program at University of Mobile prepares students as an entry level nurse practitioner. The course will teach you basic nursing knowledge and psychomotor skills.

    Students who are interested in attending University of Mobile’s ADN program must meet both the university’s and the school of nursing admission requirements. And it’s best to do it as early as possible.

    Students are required to provide NLN PAX RN entrance exam test result along with SAT score. A high school transcript or GED is also required.

    You should also provide your complete medical history and take immunization, which will be provided by the school for your clinical. Your CPR certification should also be in order.  Lastly your criminal record must be clean.

    The course is dived into five semesters with a total of 70 credit hours. The course also includes a 2 credit hours NCLEX RN prep classes at the end of the fifth semester.

    The program is not accredited at the time of writing but it is fully approved by Alabama state board of nursing.

  5. Masters degrees (MSN)

    The University of Mobile MSN program is designed to prepare graduate level nurses to practice as administrators and educators in a range of health care settings. The program is intended to offer opportunities for theoretical, practice and research.

    The program is intended to meet the need for various professionals in the nursing sector including leaders, teachers and administrators. The program is designed in a way to offer major components with leadership, decision making and critical thinking in a manner that is integrated throughout the curriculum.

    Admission Requirements:

    • A BSN Degree from an accredited program
    • Official transcripts from all institutions in which college level coursework have been completed
    • Have an overall Grade Point Average of 3.0
    • Official GRE test scores (no older than five years)
    • Current and unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse
    • Current immunizations series (measles, rubella, mumps, varicella and Hepatitis B)
    • Health examination including laboratory testing for contagious diseases (for clinical components as required)


  6. BSN

    The program’s curriculum is designed to be covered in four academic years. A student takes a total of 127 credit hours.The students are taught general and professional courses. The general courses are taught in the first two years and professional courses the last two. Some core courses taught include Introduction to Psychology, HumanAnatomy, AdultNursing, MentalHealth, Fundamentals of Nursingand Pharmacology among others.


    Interested students must submit their application before or on the April 1st.  To be admitted to the BSN program, a student must meet all the university requirements. Admission to the University does not however guarantee admission to the BSN program. Requirements to the BSN program include:

    • Apply to the  School of Nursing college before the April 1st deadline
    • Have attained a minimum of C in the specified courses
    • Have attained a minimum of 2.75 GPA in the specified courses within the nursing curriculum,
    • Official ACT score with a composite of 21.
    • Have current CPR certification.
    • Submit a final high school transcript or GED score

    Students must also submit to a drug screening test and criminal background check.The requirements are the minimum standards set and meeting them does not guarantee an applicant of admission.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 31
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 6

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Mobile

Spring Hill College
6.82 miles away
William Carey University
77.33 miles away
University of Holy Cross
126.8 miles away
Dillard University
127.74 miles away
Loyola University New Orleans
132.55 miles away
Judson College
135.54 miles away
Belhaven University
159.64 miles away
Mississippi College
167.58 miles away
Our Lady of the Lake College
179.17 miles away
Tuskegee University
181.62 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1975 - 12/31/2013
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2005 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading430 to 540
SAT: Math420 to 580
ACT Composite19 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$19,380
30k to 48k$19,432
48k to 75k$21,287
75k to 110k$23,998
Over 110k$24,116
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $720.00 $720.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $510.00 $510.00

Student Population













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

University of Alabama School of Nursing Scholarships

The School of Nursing at UAB several scholarship programs. The School's scholarship portfolio consists of 59 scholarships. 

Nursing Scholarships for Graduate Students

Applicants must be pursuing graduate nursing degrees from the University of South Alabama.

A. Earl Potts Scholarship

Applicants must be first-time freshmen at University of Mobile. Students must have financial need and submit a FAFSA. Applicants must be active members of a cooperating Alabama Baptist State [...]

Wallace Scholarship

Applicants must be graduating high school seniors enrolling at University of Mobile. Students must be a member of a Boys and Girls Club in Semmes or Theodore, Alabama. Applicants must [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing
University of Mobile
5735 College Parkway Drive
Mobile, AL 36613

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