College of Our Lady of the Elms
The College of Our Lady of the Elms is a private college in Chicopee, Massachusetts. This is a small college, with just over 500 students enrolled during the Fall 2016 semester. The student to faculty ratio is just 10:1. The college is also referred to as Elms College. It is a Catholic liberal arts college founded in 1928 and affiliated with the Sisters of St. Joseph. The college began as a preparatory school for girls and only began admitting male students during the 1998-1999 school year. The campus is about two miles from the Springfield metro area and includes 14 buildings, including the Center for Natural and Health Sciences. This center was the first academic building added to the campus in over 30 years.
The College of Our Lady of the Elms School of Nursing offers students three paths to earn a BSN, including traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. Students receive their clinical experience through partnerships with local healthcare centers and hospitals. The school also has their own simulation labs. These programs were accredited by the CCNE in 2000 and the accreditation remains current. There is also an ADN program. The school boasts excellent NCLEX-RN exam pass rates. In fact, the class of 2018 had a 100% pass rate and 95% employment rate after graduation.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students1,580|
|Student to Faculty Ratio12:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education|
12/01/1942 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
09/22/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
10/19/2009 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||930 to 1130|
|ACT||17 to 25|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$668/credit|
|In State Students||$668/credit|
|Out of State Students||$668/credit|
|In District Students||$770/credit|
|In State Students||$770/credit|
|Out of State Students||$770/credit|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of College of Our Lady of the Elms's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||13%||$834|
|State Grant & Scholarships||35%||$4,423|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||99%||$19,749|
|Federal Student Loans||91%||$5,605|
$21,573Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$17,465|
|$30,001 to $48,000$15,776|
|$48,001 to $75,000$17,969|
|$75,001 to $110,000$22,283|
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Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- MARILN Professional Scholarship Award
- Massachusetts Long Term Care Foundation Scholarship
- Elms College (College of Our Lady of the Elms) - One Family Scholarship Program
- American Legion-Massachusetts Scholarship
- Elms College (College of Our Lady of the Elms) - Part-Time Grant
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.