University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students29,911
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate96%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 0
Master's degree 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 0
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 96.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1270 to 1460
ACT28 to 33
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations 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).
Application fee
Undergrads $85
Graduates $88

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$266/credit
In State Students$266/credit
Out of State Students$1,247/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$552/credit
In State Students$552/credit
Out of State Students$1,509/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 $11,970 $11,970 $56,115
ADN 70 $18,620 $18,620 $87,290
BSN 125 $33,250 $33,250 $155,875
FNP 50 $27,600 $27,600 $75,450
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, 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
Pell Grant 19% $4,579
Other Federal Grant 3% $1,897
State Grant & Scholarships 18% $4,152
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 41% $13,697
Federal Student Loans 28% $4,511
Private Loans 11% $5,489


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$4,155
$30,001 to $48,000$6,164
$48,001 to $75,000$12,447
$75,001 to $110,000$19,008
Over $110,000$23,907

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
103 South Bldg Cb 9100
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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