University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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The University of Utah is in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is a public institution and part of the Utah System of Higher Education. It is the flagship university of the state and offers over 100 undergraduate degree programs and two graduate degree programs. It is also a major research university with selective admissions and ranks as one of the top U.S. universities for research spending. The university was established as the University of Deseret in 1850, making it the oldest institution of higher learning in Utah. The name change occurred in 1892 before the university began rapidly expanding. The campus now spans 1,534 acres throughout the Salt Lake City area.

The University of Utah offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs. The undergrad programs include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN. The graduate-level options include MSN, DNP, Ph.D., and BSN to Ph.D. The University of Utah is the only institution in the state to offer a Ph.D. in nursing. An associate’s degree in nursing is also available through the university. All baccalaureate and graduate degree programs are accredited by the CCNE. The traditional and accelerated BSN tracks include clinical experiences in a variety of healthcare settings throughout the region along with training at a state-of-the-art simulation learning center.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students32,800
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate90%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 44 185
Master's degree 2 7
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 8
Doctor's degree - professional practice 25 65
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
04/01/1933 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
05/01/1969 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1110 to 1350
ACT22 to 29
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Considered but not 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).
Application fee
Undergrads $45
Graduates $55

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$216/credit
In State Students$216/credit
Out of State Students$743/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$254/credit
In State Students$254/credit
Out of State Students$895/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 $9,720 $9,720 $33,435
ADN 70 $15,120 $15,120 $52,010
BSN 125 $27,000 $27,000 $92,875
FNP 50 $12,700 $12,700 $44,750
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, 85% of University of Utah's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 22% $4,344
Other Federal Grant 5% $804
State Grant & Scholarships 22% $3,556
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 71% $6,131
Federal Student Loans 30% $7,259
Private Loans 4% $15,803


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$10,744
$30,001 to $48,000$11,578
$48,001 to $75,000$14,075
$75,001 to $110,000$16,917
Over $110,000$16,993

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Utah state board of nursing.
University of Utah
201 Presidents Circle, ROOM 201
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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