University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL 32224
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The University of North Florida (UNF) in Jacksonville is a public institution with both undergrad and graduate degree programs. It is also part of the 10-campus State University System of Florida. The main campus is on 1,300 acres of land and surrounded by a large nature preserve. There are 28 main buildings and 6 student housing facilities on campus. UNF was founded in 1972 and is organized into five separate colleges offering over 80 different degree programs and areas of study for undergraduates and graduates, including several paths to becoming a nurse. The nursing programs are offered through the UNF Brooks College of Health, which has an enrollment of 2,420 students.

Students who are interested in nursing can choose from BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, RN to MSN, and DNP nursing programs. The RN to BSN bridge can be completed online or on-campus, while the other programs are offered on-campus. Enrollment in these programs is competitive. The university only admits 36 students to the BSN program each semester. The programs are accredited by the CCNE and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, while the university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students16,309
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
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 27 211
Master's degree 9 15
Doctor's degree - professional practice 8 17
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1974 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
02/01/2001 - 06/30/2006
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1985 - 06/30/2009
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 - 12/10/2016
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
06/03/2006 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1090 to 1280
ACT21 to 26
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

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 $30
Graduates $30

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$213/credit
In State Students$213/credit
Out of State Students$693/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$494/credit
In State Students$494/credit
Out of State Students$1,044/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 $9,585 $9,585 $31,185
ADN 70 $14,910 $14,910 $48,510
BSN 125 $26,625 $26,625 $86,625
FNP 50 $24,700 $24,700 $52,200
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, 80% of University of North Florida's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 26% $4,435
Other Federal Grant 4% $2,535
State Grant & Scholarships 47% $2,533
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 49% $5,028
Federal Student Loans 43% $5,527
Private Loans 5% $9,732


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$8,079
$30,001 to $48,000$11,651
$48,001 to $75,000$13,516
$75,001 to $110,000$17,374
Over $110,000$18,050

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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 Florida state board of nursing.
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224

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