Out-of-state students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will see reduced tuition rates for the coming academic year in the Colleges of Pharmacy and Graduate Health Sciences, as well as for the Dental Hygiene program in the College of Dentistry.
At the same time, the UTHSC College of Nursing has reduced tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students in its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and certificate programs, reclassifying them as online offerings and bringing their cost in line with other similar online programs across the country. These advanced practice programs have historically been primarily online with periodic on-campus seminar work.
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees has approved these reductions. and are effective with the new academic year, which begins July 1. In proposing them to the board, UTHSC leaders said the reductions will not affect qualified Tennessee applicants, but are expected to increase out-of-state enrollment to offset any revenue losses.
Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-Bc, FAANP, dean of the College of Nursing, said the tuition reduction will allow the College of Nursing to attract more high-quality students, particularly from states contiguous to Tennessee, to its Top 25 ranked DNP program.