Elmira College

Elmira, NY 14901

Elmira College is one of the 162 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in New York. Its campus is small in size and located in Elmira. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 205 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 133 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 65%).

Every year 60% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.


Campus LocaleSmall City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 79%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1921 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1983 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended
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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$450/credit
In State Students$450/credit
Out of State Students$450/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$700/credit
In State Students$700/credit
Out of State Students$700/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 $20,250 $20,250 $20,250
ADN 70 $31,500 $31,500 $31,500
BSN 125 $56,250 $56,250 $56,250
FNP 50 $35,000 $35,000 $35,000
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 Elmira 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 36% $4,453
Other Federal Grant 6% $1,986
State Grant & Scholarships 34% $2,525
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $24,428
Federal Student Loans 79% $5,878
Private Loans -- --


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$22,316
$30,001 to $48,000$21,998
$48,001 to $75,000$25,237
$75,001 to $110,000$28,151
Over $110,000$29,389

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Student Population













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

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.

Elmira College - Achievement and Investment in Merit Scholarship

This program is a merit-based award to New York high school graduates who have achieved academic excellence as a high school student and who enroll or plan to enroll in a public or private New ...

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 ...

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.

Elmira College
One Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901

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