CUNY Hostos Community College

Bronx, NY 10451
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CUNY Hostos Community College is located in Bronx, New York and is a member of the City University of New York (CUNY) community college system. The full name of this school is actually Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College of the City University of New York. The school is named after a Puerto Rican writer, educator, and patriot. It. It was established back in 1968 as a way to meet the educational needs of the Puerto Rican and Hispanic community. This school has the distinction of offering many courses in Spanish as well as English. Currently, the college serves over 6500 students and there are many associate’s degree programs and a few certificate programs for students to take part in.

The Hostos Community College offers a practical nursing certificate program as well as an associate’s degree in nursing program. The practical nursing program is designed to take three semesters and the associate’s degree program is designed to be completed in five semesters. Both programs are designed to give nursing students a complete education that will allow them to meet the needs of patients in a variety of different healthcare settings. The curriculum will take place in lecture halls and there will also be a number of simulation experiences given to students. Both nursing programs are accredited by the New York State Education Department.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students7,211
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate61%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 5 37
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 80.6%
  • NCLEX-RN: 74.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1974 - 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).

Application fee
Undergrads $65
Graduates --

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$210/credit
In State Students$210/credit
Out of State Students$320/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 $9,450 $9,450 $14,400
ADN 70 $14,700 $14,700 $22,400
BSN 125 $26,250 $26,250 $40,000
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, 90% of CUNY Hostos Community 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 87% $4,771
Other Federal Grant 12% $255
State Grant & Scholarships 65% $3,439
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 3% $6,029
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$5,846
$30,001 to $48,000$6,988
$48,001 to $75,000$10,026
$75,001 to $110,000$13,318
Over $110,000$13,618

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Student Population













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

Reviews (1)

  • Written by:
  • June 27, 2020

Program: Lpn

I’m interested in the LPN program if it's possible. What I like about this school is that the school is far from my house and I have a lot of friends there in hostos college. I think it may be a good school for me too.

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.
CUNY Hostos Community College
500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451

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