Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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Boston College is one of the seventy-nine private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Massachusetts. The campus is located in an urban area, in Chestnut Hill.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 14,628 students attend the school. 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 the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Boston College's in-state tuition for the 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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students14,628
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate95%

Nursing Programs

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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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
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
10/12/2002 - Current



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


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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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