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 LocaleRural: Fringe
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. ADN Closed in 2012
  2. BSN
  3. Masters degrees (MSN)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 32
Nursing Science Bachelor's degree 73

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Anna Maria College

Becker College
6.92 miles away
Regis College
31.15 miles away
Franklin Pierce University
31.98 miles away
Babson College
33.24 miles away
American International College
35.99 miles away
Rivier University
36.73 miles away
College of Our Lady of the Elms
37.25 miles away
Boston College
38.15 miles away
Curry College
41.58 miles away
Emmanuel College
41.65 miles away


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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$24,631
30k to 48k$25,508
48k to 75k$25,214
75k to 110k$27,950
Over 110k$31,844
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,410.00 $1,410.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $585.00 $585.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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 [...]

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: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing
Anna Maria College
50 Sunset Lane
Paxton, MA 01612

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