Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY 11571

Molloy College is a private Catholic college in Rockville Centre, New York. The college was founded in 1955 by the Sisters of St. Dominic on 25 acres of land that they had purchased in 1941. The college was originally a women’s college. Molloy College began accepting male students into the nursing program in 1972. In 1982, the college became fully co-educational. The college was ranked as the 96th best college in the country in 2017 by Money Magazine. It has also received recognition for its various healthcare-related fields of study, including nursing. Molloy College also has one of the highest student retention rates in the country, with 90% of students completing their programs.

The nursing division at Molloy College is widely regarded as one of the top nursing programs in the country. The college offers a variety of nursing programs, including pre-licensure and graduate-level programs. The BNS options include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, LPN to BSN, and RN to BSN programs. The college also has an LPN to ADN program. The graduate-level options include MSN, RN to MSN, and PhD programs. For the 2016 school year, the school had an NCLEX-RN exam pass rate that exceeded the state and national average. All baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral programs are accredited by the CCNE. 


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate85%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (PhD)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. LPN to BSN
  6. RN to BSN
  7. LPN to ADN
  8. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 267
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Bachelor's degree 29
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 16
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 51
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Master's degree 34
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 5
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 8
Clinical Nurse Specialist Master's degree 0
Nursing Education Master's degree 13
Nursing Administration Post-master's certificate 0
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Education Post-master's certificate 2
Clinical Nurse Specialist Post-master's certificate 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 3
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 1
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 1
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 10

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Molloy College

Adelphi University
2.83 miles away
New York Institute of Technology
8.91 miles away
LIU Post
9.42 miles away
The College of New Rochelle
16.81 miles away
St. Joseph's College-New York
17.9 miles away
Helene Fuld College of Nursing
18.42 miles away
Long Island University (LIU) Brooklyn
18.57 miles away
St Francis College
19.13 miles away
Teachers College at Columbia University
19.47 miles away
Columbia University in the City of New York
19.48 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1967 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
09/22/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/23/1997 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/23/1997 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading490 to 580
SAT: Math490 to 590
SAT: Writing470 to 560
ACT Composite21 to 26
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 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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$25,366
30k to 48k$25,415
48k to 75k$26,793
75k to 110k$28,263
Over 110k$30,706
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $925.00 $925.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,065.00 $1,065.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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.

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 [...]

Molloy 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 [...]

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 [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing
Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Ave
Rockville Centre, NY 11571

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