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 LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students4,980|
|Student to Faculty Ratio10:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||5|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1060 to 1210|
|ACT||21 to 27|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program 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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$965/credit|
|In State Students||$965/credit|
|Out of State Students||$965/credit|
|In District Students||$1,110/credit|
|In State Students||$1,110/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,110/credit|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||19%||$2,169|
|State Grant & Scholarships||42%||$2,753|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||90%||$12,900|
|Federal Student Loans||63%||$6,238|
$26,977Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.