The University of Texas at Arlington
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|
|Number of Students46,497|
|Student to Faculty Ratio24:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||1||8|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||3||10|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1060 to 1270|
|ACT||20 to 27|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$299/credit|
|In State Students||$299/credit|
|Out of State Students||$824/credit|
|In District Students||$414/credit|
|In State Students||$414/credit|
|Out of State Students||$959/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 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|
|Other Federal Grant||6%||$757|
|State Grant & Scholarships||25%||$5,818|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||54%||$5,120|
|Federal Student Loans||38%||$5,943|
$12,533Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.