Anna Maria College

Paxton, MA 01612

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
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate69%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 4 74
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 80.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $40

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,450/credit
In State Students$1,450/credit
Out of State Students$1,450/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$585/credit
In State Students$585/credit
Out of State Students$585/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $65,250 $65,250 $65,250
ADN 70 $101,500 $101,500 $101,500
BSN 125 $181,250 $181,250 $181,250
FNP 50 $29,250 $29,250 $29,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 57% $4,690
Other Federal Grant 40% $526
State Grant & Scholarships 41% $2,099
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $21,217
Federal Student Loans 93% $5,752
Private Loans 27% $14,537


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$30,030

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Relevant scholarships

Anna Maria College - One Family Scholarship Program

The program assists heads of households in achieving their academic goals. Recipients of this scholarship receive an integrated network of services through the non-profit organization, One ...

MARILN Professional Scholarship Award

Applicants must be Massachusetts or Rhode Island residents and have lived in Massachusetts or Rhode Island for at least four years before having entered that practical nursing program. They must ...

Massachusetts Long Term Care Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must work in a nursing home or assisted living residence in Massachusetts and must have worked there for at least one year.

Anna Maria College Grant/Scholarship

Applicant must be an incoming freshman or transfer student who meets the college's admission standards. Selection is based upon GPA, SAT scores, and decision to live on or off campus.

Anna Maria College Award

Applicant must be an incoming freshman or transfer student. FAFSA must be submitted; financial need is required. Award amounts vary.

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.

Anna Maria College
50 Sunset Lane
Paxton, MA 01612

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