Hood College

Frederick, MD 21701
Write a Review

Hood College is one of the eighteen private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Maryland. The campus is located in an urban area, in Frederick.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,112 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 256 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 200 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 78%). Every year 61% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Hood College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $37,400, and fees were $560. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $37,400 and $560 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students2,112
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 1 4

Compare Schools

Nursing schools located within 43 miles radius of Hood College

George Washington University - Virginia Campus
25 miles away
Washington Adventist University
37 miles away
Stevenson University
38 miles away
Marymount University
39 miles away
Georgetown University
40 miles away
Catholic University of America
40 miles away
Howard University
41 miles away
Trinity Washington University
41 miles away
George Washington University
41 miles away
Notre Dame of Maryland University
43 miles away

Frequently compared schools

University of Saint Joseph
offers 6 nursing programs
American International College
offers 5 nursing programs
Emmanuel College
offers 3 nursing programs
University of New England
offers 2 nursing programs
College of Mount Saint Vincent
offers 3 nursing programs
Le Moyne College
offers 5 nursing programs
Mount Saint Mary College
offers 6 nursing programs
Nazareth College
offers 3 nursing programs
Roberts Wesleyan College
offers 3 nursing programs
Saint John Fisher College
offers 6 nursing programs


Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1922 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/10/2013 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
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) 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$1,090/credit
In State Students$1,090/credit
Out of State Students$1,090/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$465/credit
In State Students$465/credit
Out of State Students$465/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 $49,050 $49,050 $49,050
ADN 70 $76,300 $76,300 $76,300
BSN 125 $136,250 $136,250 $136,250
FNP 50 $23,250 $23,250 $23,250
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, 100% of Hood 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 43% $4,533
Other Federal Grant 25% $936
State Grant & Scholarships 33% $8,008
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $21,994
Federal Student Loans 77% $6,524
Private Loans 7% $18,000


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$13,622
$30,001 to $48,000$19,432
$48,001 to $75,000$25,886
$75,001 to $110,000$27,604
Over $110,000$30,848

Calculate your net price

Student Population













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

Reviews (0)

If you are a current or former student of this school, please help out prospective students by sharing your experience with the school. We also welcome faculty members and staff members to leave a review and answer students questions.

Overall Rating
Value for Money
You can leave a review using your real name or an alias.
If you want us to contact you when your review receives a comment, leave an email address here. Your email will not be published.
Enter the name of the degree program you are attended at this school.
Minimum 100 characters. Tell others about your experience. What did you like about this school?

Your review will be reviewed and published if approved. Review guideline.

Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Maryland state board of nursing.
Hood College
401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, MD 21701

Find nursing programs near you