Dominican College of Blauvelt
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.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students1,954|
|Student to Faculty Ratio15:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||880 to 1080|
|ACT||17 to 22|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$834/credit|
|In State Students||$834/credit|
|Out of State Students||$834/credit|
|In District Students||$900/credit|
|In State Students||$900/credit|
|Out of State Students||$900/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 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|
|Other Federal Grant||21%||$1,009|
|State Grant & Scholarships||46%||$3,631|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||100%||$17,284|
|Federal Student Loans||74%||$6,416|
$19,982Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.