Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY 11735
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Farmingdale State College is one of the forty-five public 4-year colleges in New York. The campus is located in a suburb, in Farmingdale.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 9,574 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,291 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,072 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 83%). Every year 52% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Farmingdale State College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $6,670, and fees were $1,406. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $16,320 and $1,406 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students9,574
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate83%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 10 84
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1952 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1967 - 09/20/2012
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
06/30/2010 - 06/30/2015
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
07/09/2009 - 12/31/2013
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
02/18/2015 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT980 to 1140
ACT19 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations 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 $50
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$278/credit
In State Students$278/credit
Out of State Students$680/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$453/credit
In State Students$453/credit
Out of State Students$925/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 $12,510 $12,510 $30,600
ADN 70 $19,460 $19,460 $47,600
BSN 125 $34,750 $34,750 $85,000
FNP 50 $22,650 $22,650 $46,250
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, 73% of Farmingdale State 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 40% $4,572
Other Federal Grant 6% $2,178
State Grant & Scholarships 57% $3,225
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 57% $959
Federal Student Loans 35% $4,982
Private Loans 2% $9,223


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$3,404
$30,001 to $48,000$6,278
$48,001 to $75,000$11,452
$75,001 to $110,000$14,534
Over $110,000$15,538

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.
Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735

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