Cecil College

North East, MD 21901
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Cecil College is located in North East, Maryland. This community college was established back in 1968. The school serves the community by offering a variety of academic programs at the most reasonable prices possible. Cecil College aims to provide a high-quality education to all who enter the doors. The school has many degree programs as well as certificate opportunities. Students will be able to earn an associate degree in many fields and will even have transfer options when looking to continue their education at a four-year university. Cecil College also offers students many flexible learning options such as eLearning, accelerated studies, and alternate pathways to certain degrees.

The nursing program at Cecil College is held in high regard. There are two different paths of study that students will be able to choose from. There is the practical nursing program which will lead to a certificate and the associate degree nursing program for those who wish to pursue careers as RNs. This program is fully approved by the Maryland State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.  The associate degree in nursing program also has the distinction of having continuous accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Cecil College also has transfer partnerships with universities that will allow students to pursue advanced degrees in nursing after graduation. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students2,468
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate55%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 4 30
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 8
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 97.8%
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1974 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1984 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However 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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$109/credit
In State Students$203/credit
Out of State Students$251/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

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 $4,905 $9,135 $11,295
ADN 70 $7,630 $14,210 $17,570
BSN 125 $13,625 $25,375 $31,375
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, 73% of Cecil 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 43% $4,085
Other Federal Grant 23% $303
State Grant & Scholarships 13% $904
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 28% $1,062
Federal Student Loans 26% $5,157
Private Loans -- --


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$5,373
$30,001 to $48,000$6,962
$48,001 to $75,000$7,951
$75,001 to $110,000$10,115
Over $110,000$10,663

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Maryland state board of nursing.
Cecil College
One Seahawk Drive
North East, MD 21901

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