The University of Texas Medical Branch
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.
|Campus LocaleFringe Town|
|Number of Students3,302|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||0|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||1||8|
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
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$203/credit|
|In State Students||$203/credit|
|Out of State Students||$644/credit|
|In District Students||$271/credit|
|In State Students||$271/credit|
|Out of State Students||$703/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.
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.