Dominican College of Blauvelt

Orangeburg, NY 10962
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The Dominican College of Blauvelt is a private institution in Orangeburg, New York. The Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt founded the college in 1952 as a three-year liberal arts college. It was originally a Catholic institution for religious women. However, the college began accepting all women, regardless of their religious beliefs, in 1957. The college became co-educational in 1967. The Dominican College campus includes multiple buildings spanning 64 acres of land in suburban Orangeburg. Orangeburg is about 17 miles from New York City. The nursing programs are among the most popular programs offered at the Dominican College of Blauvelt. Financial aid programs are also available, with 100% of incoming full-time freshman receiving some form of financial aid. 

The school offers four BSN programs and a master’s program. The BSN options include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, and LPN to BSN programs. These programs were accredited by the CCNE in 2001. All nursing programs are staffed by experts with advanced nursing degrees. The traditional BSN program includes a full-time schedule with classes offered five days a week. The accelerated BSN program offers two different scheduling options. Students may apply for the weekday option, which takes 12 months to complete. There is also a weekend option that takes 24 months to complete, allowing students to continue working full time during the work week.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students1,954
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate74%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 19 68
Master's degree 1 24
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 65.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1972 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT880 to 1080
ACT17 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not 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 $35
Graduates $50

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$834/credit
In State Students$834/credit
Out of State Students$834/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$900/credit
In State Students$900/credit
Out of State Students$900/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 $37,530 $37,530 $37,530
ADN 70 $58,380 $58,380 $58,380
BSN 125 $104,250 $104,250 $104,250
FNP 50 $45,000 $45,000 $45,000
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, 100% of Dominican College of Blauvelt's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 52% $4,654
Other Federal Grant 21% $1,009
State Grant & Scholarships 46% $3,631
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $17,284
Federal Student Loans 74% $6,416
Private Loans 9% $11,119


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$14,528
$30,001 to $48,000$16,091
$48,001 to $75,000$21,424
$75,001 to $110,000$22,604
Over $110,000$26,368

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.
Dominican College of Blauvelt
470 Western Highway
Orangeburg, NY 10962

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