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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 $20 million in extramural funding

Students: 795

Charts showing the number of Undergraduate, Graduate, and Degrees Awarded in 2017.

506 Undergraduate Students - 92% Female, and 8% Male - 53% Minorities, 3% International, and 44% Other289 Graduate Students - 82% Female, and 18% Male - 29% Minorities, 4% International, and 67% OtherDegree Awarded in 2017 - 8 PhD Students, 14 DNP Students, 81 Master Students, and 120 Bachelor Student

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

Faculty: 79

  • 23 tenured/tenure-track faculty
  • 56 clinical faculty (full- and part-time)
  • 34 adjunct/affiliate faculty
  • 33% of faculty are minorities; 3.8% are men
  • 12 American Academy of Nursing fellows (current faculty)
  • 8 faculty emeriti, all of whom are AAN Fellows

Staff: 79

  • full- and part-time

Finances 2016-2017 (last complete FY)

  • Total State Funding: $6,933,272
  • Philanthropic contributions (individual, foundation, corporate): $6.3 million
  • Total Scholarship Awarded: $698,469

Current Research

  • 14 Research Grant Awards
  • 10 Training and Special Projects
  • 21 Pending Research Projects
  • 1 Graduate Student Project
  • Total Value: 20.4 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.


A nurse-managed wellness center: the Family Wellness Clinic, which provides primary healthcare for underserved families in Austin and Travis County, and the Children's Wellness Clinic, 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 Street. 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.