The University of Texas at Tyler

Tyler, TX 75799
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The University of Texas at Tyler is a public university and part of the University of Texas System. It was established as Tyler State College in 1971, joining the UT system in 1979. UT Tyler now offers over 90 different undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its five professional colleges. The campus is easy to find, thanks to the 88-foot-tall Riter Tower, which features 57 bells. Most of the campus is near the eastern edge of the city of Tyler. The city is a major educational and technology center in the region. Along with UT Tyler, the city houses a health science center and two billion-dollar hospital systems.

The university offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level nursing programs. Undergrad programs include BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, and LPN to BSN. Graduate programs include MSN, RN to MSN, Ph.D., and BSN to Ph.D. The MSN programs are offered online and include four specialty tracks, including a Dual Administration and MBA program. The accelerated and traditional BSN programs include clinical rotations at affiliate healthcare facilities and training in simulation labs. With the traditional BSN track, students complete four semesters of general studies. The nursing courses may be completed in four semesters when the prerequisite courses are completed.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students10,402
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 1 16
Post-master's certificate 1 9
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 93.9%

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2 miles away
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Navarro College at Waxahachie
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Platt College - Dallas
103 miles away
Texas A&M University-Texarkana
105 miles away

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1974 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1070 to 1240
ACT21 to 26
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 $40
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$723/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$393/credit
In State Students$393/credit
Out of State Students$808/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 $32,535
ADN 70 $20,930 $20,930 $50,610
BSN 125 $37,375 $37,375 $90,375
FNP 50 $19,650 $19,650 $40,400
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, 82% of The University of Texas at Tyler's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 32% $4,435
Other Federal Grant 6% $1,896
State Grant & Scholarships 22% $6,311
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 48% $4,015
Federal Student Loans 39% $5,087
Private Loans 2% $10,865


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$8,084
$30,001 to $48,000$10,272
$48,001 to $75,000$14,306
$75,001 to $110,000$18,355
Over $110,000$18,757

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
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 Tyler
3900 University Blvd
Tyler, TX 75799

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