Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY 11571
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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. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students4,980
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate88%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 1 24
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Master's degree 2 27
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 5
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 80.6%

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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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1060 to 1210
ACT21 to 27
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

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 $40
Graduates $60

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$965/credit
In State Students$965/credit
Out of State Students$965/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,110/credit
In State Students$1,110/credit
Out of State Students$1,110/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 $43,425 $43,425 $43,425
ADN 70 $67,550 $67,550 $67,550
BSN 125 $120,625 $120,625 $120,625
FNP 50 $55,500 $55,500 $55,500
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, 97% of Molloy 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 29% $4,631
Other Federal Grant 19% $2,169
State Grant & Scholarships 42% $2,753
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 90% $12,900
Federal Student Loans 63% $6,238
Private Loans 5% $15,164


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$24,869
$30,001 to $48,000$24,126
$48,001 to $75,000$26,936
$75,001 to $110,000$28,440
Over $110,000$30,696

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.
Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Ave
Rockville Centre, NY 11571

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