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Frontier Nursing University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Hyden, Kentucky. Frontier Nursing University is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

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Frontier Nursing University Rankings

We have ranked Frontier Nursing University as #86 out of 1,284 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Frontier Nursing University also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Kentucky ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Frontier Nursing University has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Best Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Frontier Nursing University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Best Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Frontier Nursing University?

Location of Frontier Nursing University

Contact details for Frontier Nursing University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 195 School Street, Hyden, KY 41749
Phone: 606-672-2312

How Do I Get Into Frontier Nursing University?

You can apply to Frontier Nursing University online at:

Can I Afford Frontier Nursing University?

1.9% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at Frontier Nursing University is 1.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Online Learning at Frontier Nursing University

2,140 Took All Classes Online
2,140 Took At Least One Class Online
9.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,140 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Frontier Nursing University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in Kentucky for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Frontier Nursing University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Frontier Nursing University was 9.7%. This is the #44 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Frontier Nursing University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Frontier Nursing University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery 18%
Nursing 14%
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 11%
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 82%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Frontier Nursing University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery #1
Women’s Health Nurse/Nursing #1
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing #11
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing #13
Nursing #29

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Frontier Nursing University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery 8 297 0 305
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 9 293 0 302
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 0 0 151 151
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 53 4 0 57
Women’s Health Nurse/Nursing 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 70 594 151 815


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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