University of Nevada-Reno

Reno, NV 89557
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University of Nevada-Reno is one of the six public 4-year colleges in Nevada. The campus is located in an urban area, in Reno.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 21,657 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 3,643 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 2,951 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 81%). Every year 55% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

University of Nevada-Reno's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $6,465, and fees were $1,134. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $20,654 and $1,134 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students21,657
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate81%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 26 118
Master's degree 5 27
Post-master's certificate 0 4
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1 11
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
04/01/1938 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
03/05/2012 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1070 to 1260
ACT21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
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.) Considered but not required

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 $60
Graduates $60

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$230/credit
In State Students$230/credit
Out of State Students$474/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$269/credit
In State Students$269/credit
Out of State Students$581/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 $10,350 $10,350 $21,330
ADN 70 $16,100 $16,100 $33,180
BSN 125 $28,750 $28,750 $59,250
FNP 50 $13,450 $13,450 $29,050
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, 88% of University of Nevada-Reno's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 27% $4,360
Other Federal Grant 1% $1,761
State Grant & Scholarships 68% $3,095
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 44% $2,315
Federal Student Loans 39% $5,389
Private Loans 5% $10,243


Average Net Price
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$10,957
$30,001 to $48,000$12,103
$48,001 to $75,000$15,016
$75,001 to $110,000$17,801
Over $110,000$18,324

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Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Relevant scholarships

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Nevada state board of nursing.
University of Nevada-Reno
North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557

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