University of San Francisco
University of San Francisco is one of the one hundred thirty-eight private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in California. The campus is located in an urban area, in San Francisco.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 11,063 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,532 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,302 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 85%). Every year 77% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
University of San Francisco's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $45,760, and fees were $490. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $45,760 and $490 respectively.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students11,063|
|Student to Faculty Ratio13:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
The University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the California State Board of Registered Nursing.
The program is designed to prepare students beginning their nursing careers. Graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) and are eligible for the California Public Health Certificate.
The 128 credit program extends over six to eight semesters. The courses are offered in a sequential schedule with students required to earn a ‘C’ grade or higher to progress to the next level.
(General Admission Requirements for the College)
- Official High School diploma
- Application form
- SAT/ACT scores
- Academic recommendation
Applicants admitted to the university as nursing majors are admitted to school of Nursing and Health Professions.
Successful applicants are required to present a health assessment including a tuberculin skin-test and immunizations (tetanus booster, Varicella, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B titers). The program also requires a valid Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification.
A mandatory compulsory criminal background and drug screening as part of the arrangement for clinical practice as health agencies are required to provide a safe environment for their patients.
The California Board of Registered Nursing requires that all students maintain a ‘C’ grade or higher in all science, communication and nursing courses before being eligible to sit for the NCLEX exam.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||2||13|
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission|
02/28/1949 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
09/24/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
10/03/2003 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1100 to 1290|
|ACT||22 to 28|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor 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||$1,625/credit|
|In State Students||$1,625/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,625/credit|
|In District Students||$1,340/credit|
|In State Students||$1,340/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,340/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, 83% of University of San Francisco'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||10%||$3,939|
|State Grant & Scholarships||21%||$8,773|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||82%||$23,895|
|Federal Student Loans||55%||$5,302|
$35,270Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$20,350|
|$30,001 to $48,000$23,066|
|$48,001 to $75,000$26,530|
|$75,001 to $110,000$33,598|
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- California State PTA Continuing Education Scholarship for School Nurses
- FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships
- Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarships
- Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholarship Program
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.