The University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, TX 76013

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is a public research university and part of the University of Texas System. There are ten campuses in this university system, including the Arlington campus. It is one of the largest universities in the state with over 41,000 students in 2017. UTA also offers over 180 different undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The university was founded in 1895 as part of the Texas A&M University System before joining the University of Texas System in 1965. The campus is spread throughout the southern part of downtown Arlington and features 11 professional schools and colleges, including the UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

The BSN nursing programs accredited by the CCNE include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN. Graduates with BSNs may enroll in the MSN or BSN to Ph.D. programs. The school also offers a DNP program. Both the traditional BSN program and RN to BSN program include on-campus and online options. However, students need to meet specific requirements to enroll in the online options. The accelerated and RN to BSN programs may be completed in nine months after completing the required prerequisite courses. UTA is also one of the few universities to offer an online ADN to BSN program.


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeLarge
Student to Faculty Ratio24:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 472 3091
Master's degree 1 75
Post-master's certificate 3 40
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1 8
Doctor's degree - professional practice 3 10
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1964 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
04/01/1979 - 12/31/2007
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1976 - 12/31/2007
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2007 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2007 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1060 to 1270
ACT20 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
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 $60
Graduates $40

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$299/credit
In State Students$299/credit
Out of State Students$824/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$414/credit
In State Students$414/credit
Out of State Students$959/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 $13,455 $13,455 $37,080
ADN 70 $20,930 $20,930 $57,680
BSN 125 $37,375 $37,375 $103,000
FNP 50 $20,700 $20,700 $47,950
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 The University of Texas at Arlington's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 43% $4,591
Other Federal Grant 6% $757
State Grant & Scholarships 25% $5,818
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 54% $5,120
Federal Student Loans 38% $5,943
Private Loans 3% $10,521


Average Net Price/year
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$10,604
$30,001 to $48,000$11,513
$48,001 to $75,000$13,515
$75,001 to $110,000$17,752
Over $110,000$19,018

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.

The University of Texas at Arlington
701 S. Nedderman Dr.
Arlington, TX 76013

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