University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is part of the University of North Carolina. Besides the Chapel Hill campus, there are nine other campuses throughout the state. The university was established in 1789, making it one of the oldest public universities in the country. It is also the first public institution of higher learning in North Carolina. The university currently offers over 70 different degree programs through the 14 colleges that it operates. All students receive a liberal arts education during their first two years of school. During their junior year, they may begin completing coursework in the major of their choosing from one of the 14 colleges.
Undergraduate and graduate nursing programs are available at the UNC School of Nursing. The undergrad programs include traditional BSN and accelerated BSN programs. Graduate programs include MSN and Ph.D. programs. The university also offers RN to BSN, RN to MSN, and BSN to Ph.D. paths. All programs are accredited by the CCNE. The traditional BSN program is designed to be completed in four years, while the accelerated BSN program allows students with a bachelor’s degree to obtain their BSN in four semesters. Both programs include clinical rotations at local healthcare facilities and hospitals.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students29,911|
|Student to Faculty Ratio13:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||0|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||0|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
07/01/1900 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
04/01/1970 - 06/30/2016
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
06/11/2015 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/20/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/20/2002 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1270 to 1460|
|ACT||28 to 33|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program 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|
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||$266/credit|
|In State Students||$266/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,247/credit|
|In District Students||$552/credit|
|In State Students||$552/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,509/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, 67% of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill'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||3%||$1,897|
|State Grant & Scholarships||18%||$4,152|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||41%||$13,697|
|Federal Student Loans||28%||$4,511|
$11,100Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$4,155|
|$30,001 to $48,000$6,164|
|$48,001 to $75,000$12,447|
|$75,001 to $110,000$19,008|
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- North Carolina Masters Nurse Scholars Program, Graduate Program
- North Carolina Nurse Education Scholarship-Loan Program
- Virginia Elizabeth and Alma Vane Taylor Nursing Scholarship
- Ann Mabe Newman and William G. Newman Nursing Scholarship
- Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing.