University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Oshkosh, WI 54901
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The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is a public institution in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It is also part of the University of Wisconsin System with nine other campuses throughout the state. The Oshkosh State Normal School was established in 1871 and joined the University of Wisconsin System 100 years later. While the campus has expanded through the Oshkosh area, three of buildings on the original school campus are part of the Oshkosh State Normal School Historic District. One of these buildings, Dempsey Hall, serves as the primary administration building on the campus. A variety of undergraduate and graduate programs are offered at the university, which has an annual enrollment of nearly 14,000 students.

The nursing programs offered include traditional BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, DNP, and ADN programs. The baccalaureate and graduate-level degree programs are accredited by the CCNE. The accelerated BSN is offered online and is designed to be completed in 12 months. However, the clinical rotations are completed locally in the student’s home community. While the program is offered online, students need to visit the campus three times during the program. Due to the rigorous schedule and coursework, students are required to give up employment while enrolled in the accelerated program.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students13,933
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate77%

Nursing Programs

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Nurse Scholars Program is designed for academically gifted students seeking to enroll academically gifted students as clinical majors as a freshman.

The program intends to prepare scholarly and caring nursing leaders incorporating cutting edge technology and high tech clinical laboratories.

The application for the program should be made at the same time as the student’s application to the University.

The traditional track of the program is a five-semester program with a combination of online classes and actual instruction with actual clinical practice at local healthcare facilities every semester.  

The accelerated online BSN track utilizes cutting edge technology to offer students an opportunity to earn a BSN in 12 months.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Complete at least 30 credits of college coursework (with Sophomore standing)
  • A minimum of 2.75 Grade Point Average for pre-requisite nursing courses
  • Passing score on standardized nursing admission test
  • Complete Criminal Background Check as required by law for clinical practice
  • CNA certificate
  • TEAS exam

Applicants successfully accepted into the program will be contacted through email following the deadline date. Applicants will be required to register for admission interview by a member of the nursing faculty.

Each applicant will be evaluated on the basis of the interview process as well as the completed application with supported documents. The college doesn't have waiting list and each semester a total of 72 students get admitted.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 27 209
Master's degree 0 13
Doctor's degree - professional practice 2 16
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 95.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1928 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
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
10/21/2016 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
ACT20 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $56

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$268/credit
In State Students$268/credit
Out of State Students$583/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$424/credit
In State Students$424/credit
Out of State Students$932/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 $12,060 $12,060 $26,235
ADN 70 $18,760 $18,760 $40,810
BSN 125 $33,500 $33,500 $72,875
FNP 50 $21,200 $21,200 $46,600
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, 81% of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 27% $4,030
Other Federal Grant 10% $1,097
State Grant & Scholarships 35% $2,151
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 11% $2,685
Federal Student Loans 66% $5,312
Private Loans 10% $9,079


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$9,315
$30,001 to $48,000$10,872
$48,001 to $75,000$14,514
$75,001 to $110,000$17,235
Over $110,000$18,172

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wisconsin state board of nursing.
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901

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