University of South Florida-Main Campus
The University of South Florida (USF) is a public university with the main campus in Tampa. It is one of ten campuses that comprise the Florida State University System. The Tampa location gives students access to the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico and a major city to explore. It was founded in 1956 and is now the fourth-largest university in Florida. For the 2014 school year, the university had over 48,000 students. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers over 80 undergrad degrees and 130 graduate programs.
The University of South Florida – Main Campus offers a wide selection of nursing programs for both undergraduates and graduates. The undergrad programs include BSN, RN to BSN, and accelerated BSN programs. The graduate programs include MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, and Ph.D. nursing programs. The accelerated BSN program is intended for students with a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field who have completed the prerequisite courses. All nursing programs offered through the university are accredited by the CCNE and the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA). The university also has approval from the Florida Board of Nursing.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students43,540|
|Student to Faculty Ratio22:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||3|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||2||34|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1965 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
04/01/1983 - 12/31/2007
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
04/01/1975 - 12/31/2007
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
09/22/2000 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels|
06/03/2006 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1150 to 1310|
|ACT||24 to 29|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|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||$211/credit|
|In State Students||$211/credit|
|Out of State Students||$575/credit|
|In District Students||$431/credit|
|In State Students||$431/credit|
|Out of State Students||$877/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, 89% of University of South Florida-Main 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||7%||$1,386|
|State Grant & Scholarships||61%||$2,726|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||62%||$4,752|
|Federal Student Loans||39%||$8,482|
$11,766Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$7,399|
|$30,001 to $48,000$9,338|
|$48,001 to $75,000$12,545|
|$75,001 to $110,000$16,428|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.