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Quick Facts


  • Ranked #17 in the nation for best graduate nursing program by U.S. News & World Report (2017)
  • The major center of nursing education and scholarship in Texas
  • Ranked among the top universities in research funding by the National Institutes of Health
  • More than $13 million in extramural funding

Students: 1084

Charts showing the number of Undergraduate, Graduate, and 2014 Degree Awarded Students.

711 Undergraduate Students - 89% Female, and 11% Male - 48% Minorities, 2% International, and 50% Other373 Graduate Students - 82% Female, and 18% Male - 32% Minorities, 2% International, and 66% OtherDegree Awarded in 2014 - 7 PhD Students, 87 Master Students, and 134 Bachelor Student

*Note: Asian-American/ Pacific Islander, African American, Native American, Hispanic

Faculty: 122

  • 22 tenured/tenure-track faculty
  • 66 clinical faculty (full- and part-time)
  • 27 adjunct/affiliate faculty
  • 18% of faculty are minorities; 2.2% are men
  • 15 American Academy of Nursing fellows (current faculty)
  • 7 faculty emeriti, all of whom are AAN Fellows

Staff: 79

  • full- and part-time

Finances 2013-2014 (last complter FY)

  • Total State Funding: $6,431,508
  • Philanthropic contributions (individual, foundation, corporate): $3.7 million
  • Toal Scholarship Awarded: $400,000

Current Research

  • 17 Research Grant Awards
  • 6 Training and Special Projects
  • 15 Pending Research Projects
  • 3 Graduate Student Projects
  • Total Value: 13.3 million

School of Nursing faculty are involved in research in health promotion and disease prevention among underserved populations. Areas of research strength include adolescent and women's health, quality of life among persons with disabilities, and cross-disciplinary research that incorporates physiological and technological advances into a nursing focus.


Two nurse-managed wellness center, the Family Wellness Center, which provides primary healthcare for underserved families in Austin and Travis County, and the Children's Wellness Center, which provides primary healthcare for children and their families in Del Valle ISD and surrounding community.

Degree Programs


The School of Nursing is located at 1710 Red River St. All administrative offices are found on the second floor. Classrooms and the multi-purpose room are found on the first floor. The third floor houses the Cain Center for Nursing Research, the student lounges, and student organization offices. The fourth floor has faculty offices, the St. David’s Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations (CHPR), classrooms, and the Simulation and Skills Center. The fifth floor has faculty offices, the Media Services, and the Learning Enhancement and Academic Progress (LEAP) Center.