The University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, TX 77555
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The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) is a public institution with both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It is part of the University of Texas System and located in Galveston, Texas. It is about 50 miles from Houston. UTMB is a major academic health center and home to the oldest medical school in Texas. It was established in 1891 as the medical department for the University of Texas. It now includes over 70 buildings, employs over 1,000 faculty members, and enrolls over 2,500 students. UTMB manages four schools, three institutes offering advanced study, and four hospitals, providing students with plenty of opportunities for clinical training.

Undergraduate nursing degree programs include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. The traditional BSN track and the accelerated program feature clinical experiences in the Houston and Galveston areas, including clinical rotations at the Texas Medical Center. The RN to BSN program is offered entirely online with a visit to campus for orientation. Other nursing program options include MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, Ph.D., and BSN to Ph.D. The MSN program is also offered online and was ranked as one of the top online programs in the nation. These programs are accredited by the CCNE and approved by the State Board of Nursing.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Town
Number of Students3,302
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 48 341
Post-master's certificate 0 2
Master's degree 1 5
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 1 8
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 95.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1973 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
07/01/1993 - 12/31/2005
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/15/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/15/2005 - Current


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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$203/credit
In State Students$203/credit
Out of State Students$644/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$271/credit
In State Students$271/credit
Out of State Students$703/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 $9,135 $9,135 $28,980
ADN 70 $14,210 $14,210 $45,080
BSN 125 $25,375 $25,375 $80,500
FNP 50 $13,550 $13,550 $35,150
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

No Info Available

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
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 Medical Branch
301 University Blvd
Galveston, TX 77555

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