Utah State University

Logan, UT 84322
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Utah State University is working to address statewide nursing shortages with their ACEN-accredited Nursing programs. USU Nursing programs award the practical nursing certificate to prepare for licensure as a practical nurse in Blanding, Moab, and Price. The associate of applied science in nursing prepares students to become entry-level registered nurses through our programs in Blanding, Cedar City, Moab, Price, Tooele, and the Uintah Basin. The Bachelor of Science in nursing is offered only in Logan and prepares students to perform broader and more complex nursing procedures. Students have access to affordable programs supported by scholarships and state-of-the-art technology equipped with simulation labs as they prepare for licensure. Our graduates enjoy a high pass rate and job placement. To learn more visit nursing.usu.edu. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students27,679
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate69%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 4 45
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 5 31
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 84.8%
  • NCLEX-RN: 78.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
04/01/1924 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1000 to 1220
ACT21 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not 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 $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$228/credit
In State Students$228/credit
Out of State Students$734/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$269/credit
In State Students$269/credit
Out of State Students$941/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 $10,260 $10,260 $33,030
ADN 70 $15,960 $15,960 $51,380
BSN 125 $28,500 $28,500 $91,750
FNP 50 $13,450 $13,450 $47,050
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 Utah State University'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% $4,082
Other Federal Grant 4% $931
State Grant & Scholarships 16% $2,506
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 63% $7,532
Federal Student Loans 28% $5,419
Private Loans 2% $10,731


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$11,389
$30,001 to $48,000$11,442
$48,001 to $75,000$13,229
$75,001 to $110,000$15,498
Over $110,000$16,304

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Utah state board of nursing.
Utah State University
Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322

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