Anna Maria College
Anna Maria College is a private institution in Paxton, Massachusetts with a low 11:1 student to faculty ratio. The college is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. The Sisters of Saint Anne founded the college in 1946. The original campus was in Marlborough and then moved to its current location in 1952. It now sits on 192 acres of land in Paxton. The college offers 35 undergraduate programs and 21 graduate programs to the 1,500 students that enroll each year. Along with on-campus classes, the college offers several online courses, including the RN to BSN nursing degree program.
Anna Maria College offers three BSN programs that were accredited by the ACEN in 1989. Traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs are available. The college also offers an MSN program and is accredited by the New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. As part of the religious affiliation, the college places a focus on spirituality in nursing that is included throughout the curriculum. The BSN programs have a foundation in liberal arts courses. Upon completion of the prerequisite courses, students begin the core nursing curriculum. The nursing students are responsible for arranging clinical experiences at local clinics.
|Campus LocaleFringe Rural|
|Number of Students1,445|
|Student to Faculty Ratio12:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education|
12/01/1955 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
02/01/2008 - 08/17/2012
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
03/01/1989 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$1,450/credit|
|In State Students||$1,450/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,450/credit|
|In District Students||$585/credit|
|In State Students||$585/credit|
|Out of State Students||$585/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Anna Maria College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||40%||$526|
|State Grant & Scholarships||41%||$2,099|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||100%||$21,217|
|Federal Student Loans||93%||$5,752|
$24,242Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$20,576|
|$30,001 to $48,000$21,316|
|$48,001 to $75,000$24,034|
|$75,001 to $110,000$25,852|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.