University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54701
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.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Student to Faculty Ratio23:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|ACT||21 to 26|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$307/credit|
|In State Students||$307/credit|
|Out of State Students||$637/credit|
|In District Students||$435/credit|
|In State Students||$435/credit|
|Out of State Students||$955/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, 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|
|Other Federal Grant||19%||$600|
|State Grant & Scholarships||23%||$1,881|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||43%||$1,386|
|Federal Student Loans||60%||$5,585|
$14,398Average Net Price/year
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|
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The purpose of this scholarship is to promote long term care nursing. Eligibility Criteria The applicant must be a Wisconsin resident. The applicant must have ...
Applicant must be a graduating senior from Wisconsin Dells High School who will pursue post-secondary education. Preference given to those entering the fields of fire science, EMT, nursing and ...
Applicants must be U.S. citizens. They must be full-time students enrolled in a medical school or nursing degree program at an accredited Wisconsin college or university. Rising undergraduate ...
Applicant must be a graduating senior from Wisconsin Dells High School who was an active participant in band or choir and will attend a four-year post-secondary institution with a major in music, ...
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wisconsin state board of nursing.