Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Boston College is one of the 79 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Massachusetts. Its campus is medium in size and located in Chestnut Hill. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 2,412 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 2,291 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 95%).

Every year 92% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Boston College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $52,500, and fees were $846. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $52,500 and $846 respectively.

Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4-year
TypePrivate
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate95%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 4 92
Master's degree 0 11
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1 4
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 93.1%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1935 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
10/03/2003 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
COA
10/12/2002 - Current

Admission

32%

Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1320 to 1490
ACT31 to 33
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) 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 $75
Graduates $75

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$1,900/credit
In State Students$1,900/credit
Out of State Students$1,900/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,572/credit
In State Students$1,572/credit
Out of State Students$1,572/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 $85,500 $85,500 $85,500
ADN 70 $133,000 $133,000 $133,000
BSN 125 $237,500 $237,500 $237,500
FNP 50 $78,600 $78,600 $78,600
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, 55% of Boston 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 13% $4,627
Other Federal Grant 13% $3,081
State Grant & Scholarships 3% $2,657
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 43% $38,307
Federal Student Loans 38% $3,602
Private Loans -- $2,633

$27,299

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$8,391
$30,001 to $48,000$9,109
$48,001 to $75,000$14,440
$75,001 to $110,000$23,107
Over $110,000$47,691

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Student Population

9,921

Undergrads

4,707

Graduates

7,887

Women

6,741

Men

90%

Full-time

10%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
58%
Non-resident alien
11%
Hispanic
9%
Asian
8%
Race/ethnicity unknown
7%
Black/African American
4%
Two or more races
3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

Relevant scholarships

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.

Asian American Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time Boston College junior, a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States, and be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Applicant ...

Boston 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 ...

Boston College - Part-Time Grant

To be eligible for a Massachusetts Part-Time Grant, an applicant must be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts for at least one year prior to the start of the academic year; be a U.S. ...


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Discussion


Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.

Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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