University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, TX 78209
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University of the Incarnate Word is one of the sixty-three private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Texas. The campus is located in an urban area, in San Antonio.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 8,603 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 808 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 614 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 76%). Every year 53% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

UIW's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $27,900, and fees were $2,090. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $27,900 and $2,090 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students8,603
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate76%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 8 79
Doctor's degree - professional practice 1 3
Master's degree 2 4
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 96.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1925 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
10/07/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT940 to 1120
ACT17 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations 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 $20
Graduates $20

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$915/credit
In State Students$915/credit
Out of State Students$915/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$915/credit
In State Students$915/credit
Out of State Students$915/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 $41,175 $41,175 $41,175
ADN 70 $64,050 $64,050 $64,050
BSN 125 $114,375 $114,375 $114,375
FNP 50 $45,750 $45,750 $45,750
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, 100% of University of the Incarnate Word's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 46% $4,577
Other Federal Grant 10% $2,125
State Grant & Scholarships 66% $4,189
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $13,986
Federal Student Loans 60% $5,836
Private Loans 5% $13,901


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$17,682
$30,001 to $48,000$19,705
$48,001 to $75,000$22,172
$75,001 to $110,000$24,837
Over $110,000$26,888

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209

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