Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN 37240

Vanderbilt University is one of the 44 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Tennessee. Its campus is medium in size and located in Nashville. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,607 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,559 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 97%).

Every year 92% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Vanderbilt University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $46,500, and fees were $1,164. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $46,500 and $1,164 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio7:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate97%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Master's degree 0 0
Post-master's certificate 1 5
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 2 2
Doctor's degree - professional practice 6 41

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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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1440 to 1570
ACT32 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

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 --

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$1,938/credit
In State Students$1,938/credit
Out of State Students$1,938/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,910/credit
In State Students$1,910/credit
Out of State Students$1,910/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 $87,210 $87,210 $87,210
ADN 70 $135,660 $135,660 $135,660
BSN 125 $242,250 $242,250 $242,250
FNP 50 $95,500 $95,500 $95,500
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, 70% of Vanderbilt University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 13% $4,281
Other Federal Grant 4% $3,939
State Grant & Scholarships 8% $5,321
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 63% $40,527
Federal Student Loans 12% $5,010
Private Loans 2% $22,205


Average Net Price/year
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$1,168
$30,001 to $48,000$6,043
$48,001 to $75,000$11,146
$75,001 to $110,000$14,814
Over $110,000$34,694

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Student Population













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

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 and ...

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: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.

Vanderbilt University
2101 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37240

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