University of Utah
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.
|Campus LocaleMidsize City|
|Number of Students32,800|
|Student to Faculty Ratio16:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||8|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||25||65|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1110 to 1350|
|ACT||22 to 29|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$216/credit|
|In State Students||$216/credit|
|Out of State Students||$743/credit|
|In District Students||$254/credit|
|In State Students||$254/credit|
|Out of State Students||$895/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, 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|
|Other Federal Grant||5%||$804|
|State Grant & Scholarships||22%||$3,556|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||71%||$6,131|
|Federal Student Loans||30%||$7,259|
$12,363Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Utah state board of nursing.