Facts & Rankings

Rankings

  • The major center of nursing education and scholarship in Texas.
  • More than $25 million in extramural funding
  • Ranked #15 among Schools of Nursing receiving funding from the National Institutes of Health (2018 - Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research)
  • Ranked #1 in Best Value PhD in Nursing Programs (2016 - Value Colleges)
  • Ranked #5 in Best Value BSN Programs (2019 - Value Colleges)
  • Ranked #7 in Best Value DNP Programs (2017 - Best College Values)
  • Ranked #10 among public schools of nursing and #19 among all schools of nursing in Best Master’s of Nursing Programs (2021 - TFE Times)
  • Ranked #11 among public schools of nursing, #20 among all schools of nursing, and the top nursing school in the state in Best Nursing Schools: Master's Programs (2024 - U.S. News & World Report)
  • Ranked #14 among public schools of nursing and #23 among all schools of nursing in Best Nursing Schools: DNP Programs (2024 - U.S. News & World Report)
  • Ranked #31 out of 656 undergraduate nursing programs in the nation, and the top nursing school in the state in Best Nursing Schools: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs (2024 - U.S. News & World Report)

Students: 732

Charts showing the number of Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Degrees Awarded in 2023.

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


Faculty: 99

  • 27 tenured/tenure-track faculty
  • 72 professional track faculty

Staff: 136

  • full- and part-time including research staff

Current Research

  • Current Extramural Awards:
    • ​28 Research Grant Awards
    • 9 Training and Special Projects
    • Total Value of Current Grants: 29.8 million
  • Pending Awards:
    • 22 Pending Research Projects
    • 5 Pending Training and Special Projects

Fellows

  • More than 100 Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN):
    • 20 current faculty
    • 8 faculty emeriti
    • 116 alumni
  • 3 Fellows in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP)
  • 1 Fellow in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (FAASM)
  • 1 Fellow in the American College of Medical Informatics (FACMI)
  • 2 Fellows in the American Heart Association (FAHA)
  • 3 Fellows in the Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute (FCNS)
  • 3 Fellows in the Gerontological Society of American (FGSA)
  • 2 Fellows in the National Academy of Practice (FNAP)
  • 1 Fellow in the Society of Adolescent Medicine (FSAHM)
  • 1 Fellow in the Society of Behavioral Medicine (FBSM)
  • 1 Fellow in the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT)
  • 1 Fellow in the Texas Public Health Association
  • 3 Living Legends in the American Academy of Nursing
  • 8 Inductees into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame