Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN 37240

Vanderbilt University is a privately run, not for profit institution, located in Nashville, Tennessee. It offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 32442 and 3487 students were accepted.

Vanderbilt University in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $44,496 and fees $1,114. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $44,496 and $1,114 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio8:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate97%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. Accelerated MSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP, PhD)

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 0
Nursing Administration Master's degree 2
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 34
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 66
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 18
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery Master's degree 18
Nursing Science Master's degree 2
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 64
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 34
Critical Care Nursing Master's degree 53
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing Master's degree 11
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 27
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Master's degree 0
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 1
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 7
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 43

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Vanderbilt University

Belmont University
0.92 miles away
Fisk University
1.71 miles away
Aquinas College
2.35 miles away
Lipscomb University
2.76 miles away
Trevecca Nazarene University
2.87 miles away
Cumberland University
28.46 miles away
Martin Methodist College
66.43 miles away
Bethel University
95.4 miles away
Oakwood University
96.16 miles away
Lindsey Wilson College
106.4 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1895 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CLNUR) - Clinical Doctorate
01/01/2013 - Current
Nursing (CLNUR) - Clinical Doctorate
08/12/2013 - 06/30/2016
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
12/01/1973 - 06/30/2016
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
05/23/1995 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading700 to 790
SAT: Math720 to 800
SAT: Writing690 to 770
ACT Composite32 to 35
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$3,482
30k to 48k$4,750
48k to 75k$8,451
75k to 110k$14,577
Over 110k$32,921
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,854.00 $1,854.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,854.00 $1,854.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships

These scholarships are available to full-time student in selected regions of the U.S. Eligibility is determined by applicant's school/college of nursing's zip code.  Applicants for [...]

Hilliard Travis Scholarship Fund

The scholarship established by the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and supported by Mrs. Hilliard Travis and the late Mr. Travis. Several awards are made annually to [...]

McKesson Scholarships

This scholarship open to all students attending accredited nursing program in selected regions such as Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas [...]

Graduate Nursing Loan-Forgiveness Program

This program is designed to encourage Tennessee residents who are registered nurses to become teachers and administrators in Tennessee nursing education programs.The applicant must be a [...]

Ruby A. Brown Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or adult student who will be or currently is enrolled at an accredited, not-for-profit nursing program. Applicant must be from one of the [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing
Vanderbilt University
2101 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37240

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