University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
The Pittsburgh campus of the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It is a public institution with an annual enrollment of over 16,000 students. It was established in 1787 and moved to its current location in 1908. The university is structured into 17 schools and colleges located on the Pittsburgh campus. Pitt is also affiliated with several medical facilities that are located near the campus, including the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Most of the campus is within the designated Oakland Civic Center/Schenley Farms National Historic District and two of the campus buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing was founded in 1939. It offers several CCNE-accredited nursing programs, including traditional BSN, RN to BSN, and accelerated BSN. They also offer MSN and RN to MSN programs. The RN to BSN program is offered entirely online. Registered nurses can enjoy the convenience of pursuing their BSN while maintaining a part-time or full-time job. The traditional four-year BSN program includes a combination of liberal arts and sciences courses and core nursing courses. Instead of requiring students to complete their liberal arts background during their first two years, the nursing courses are offered throughout the four years.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Offered
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||4|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||4|
Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
07/01/1921 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses|
02/19/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
03/30/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/25/1999 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
09/25/1999 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels|
11/01/1952 - Current
Nursing (DNUR) - Diploma programs|
05/01/1958 - Current
Nursing (DNUR) - Diploma programs|
06/01/1965 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs|
11/01/2004 - 10/05/2012
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1240 to 1418|
|ACT||27 to 32|
|Secondary school GPA Recommended|
|Secondary school rank Considered but not required|
|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.) 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||$755/credit|
|In State Students||$755/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,237/credit|
|In District Students||$898/credit|
|In State Students||$898/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,512/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, 77% of University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus'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||12%||$589|
|State Grant & Scholarships||13%||$3,714|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||43%||$12,831|
|Federal Student Loans||52%||$5,399|
$22,848Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$21,247|
|$30,001 to $48,000$22,142|
|$48,001 to $75,000$26,245|
|$75,001 to $110,000$28,871|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.