University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Eau Claire, WI 54701
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The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a public institution and part of the University of Wisconsin System. It was established as the Eau Claire State Normal School in 1916. It originally offered courses for educating teachers. It also housed an elementary school and a laboratory school. In the 1940s and 1950s, the school began to broaden its scope to offer additional programs. The university and the campus slowly grew over the decades and now serve over 10,000 students each year. The campus includes 28 academic buildings on 333 acres of land overlooking the Chippewa River. The university also owns an additional 168 acres of forested land that is used for research.

Undergrad and graduate-level programs are offered at the university. These options include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, and ADN programs. The baccalaureate and graduate degree programs are accredited by the CCNE. The university maintains affiliations with over 300 clinical sites, offering students many opportunities for their clinical rotations. The MSN program offers two different specialty tracks. MSN students may choose to concentrate on Adult-Gerontologic Health Nursing or Family Health Nursing. The MSN and DNP programs are designed to be completed in 15 months.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students10,904
Student to Faculty Ratio23:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate82%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 11 141
Master's degree 1 1
Doctor's degree - professional practice 1 19
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 86%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1950 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
ACT21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank 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 $56

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$307/credit
In State Students$307/credit
Out of State Students$637/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$435/credit
In State Students$435/credit
Out of State Students$955/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 $13,815 $13,815 $28,665
ADN 70 $21,490 $21,490 $44,590
BSN 125 $38,375 $38,375 $79,625
FNP 50 $21,750 $21,750 $47,750
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, 80% of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 23% $3,924
Other Federal Grant 19% $600
State Grant & Scholarships 23% $1,881
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 43% $1,386
Federal Student Loans 60% $5,585
Private Loans 12% $8,864


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$9,702
$30,001 to $48,000$10,964
$48,001 to $75,000$14,919
$75,001 to $110,000$18,208
Over $110,000$19,313

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wisconsin state board of nursing.
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
105 Garfield Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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