CUNY York College

Jamaica, NY 11451

CUNY York College is one of the 45 public 4-year colleges in New York. Its campus is medium in size and located in Jamaica. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,137 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 807 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 71%).

Every year 29% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

York's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $6,530, and fees were $428. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $13,920 and $428 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 9 43

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1967 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1989 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT880 to 1040
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor 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).
Application fee
Undergrads $65
Graduates $125

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$285
In State Students$285
Out of State Students$580
Graduate courses
In District Students$440
In State Students$440
Out of State Students$805

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 $12,825 $12,825 $26,100
ADN 70 $19,950 $19,950 $40,600
BSN 125 $35,625 $35,625 $72,500
FNP 50 $22,000 $22,000 $40,250
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, 83% of CUNY York 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 71% $5,066
Other Federal Grant 4% $240
State Grant & Scholarships 78% $5,266
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- $2,000
Federal Student Loans 4% $4,200
Private Loans 1% $6,870


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$2,328
$30,001 to $48,000$4,673
$48,001 to $75,000$9,143
$75,001 to $110,000$12,306
Over $110,000$12,553

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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

Relevant scholarships

Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must attend the Decker Sch of Nursing. Preference given to applicants who reside in Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, or Schoharie County in New York.

Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and residents of New York for one year or more. They must be registered nurses who are licensed in New York, and they must be accepted ...

New York State ENA September 11 Scholarship

Applicant must be a pre-hospital care provider, firefighter, or police officer who is studying for an undergraduate nursing degree.

Back to School Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States who is at least 18 years of age or older at the time of registration and who plans to enroll in a previously unattended institution in the ...

New York State Nursery/Landscape Association

Applicant must be an outstanding Horticulture student in the Nursery area.

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.

CUNY York College
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11451

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