The University of Texas at Tyler
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.
|Campus LocaleMidsize City|
|Number of Students10,402|
|Student to Faculty Ratio19:1|
|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|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1070 to 1240|
|ACT||21 to 26|
|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||$723/credit|
|In District Students||$393/credit|
|In State Students||$393/credit|
|Out of State Students||$808/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, 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|
|Other Federal Grant||6%||$1,896|
|State Grant & Scholarships||22%||$6,311|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||48%||$4,015|
|Federal Student Loans||39%||$5,087|
$12,776Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.