Mount Saint Mary College
Mount Saint Mary College (MSMC) is a private, not-for-profit institution in Newburgh, New York. It was established in 1960 by the Dominican Sisters and maintains its affiliation with the Roman Catholic Church. The campus includes 44 acres of land and a view of the Hudson River. The academic buildings include a mixture of renovated 19th-century homes and modern facilities, including a state-of-the-art technology center. The college has also greatly expanded its facilities in recent years to keep up with increased enrollment. While the college offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, nursing remains one of the most popular majors.
The college offers four BSN paths and an MSN program with two specialty tracks: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner and Family Nursing Practitioner. The BSN options include traditional BSN, LPN to BSN, RN to BSN, and adult degree completion programs. The adult program is designed for working adults and includes evening and weekend classes. Students must already have an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field to enroll in the accelerated adult program. These programs are accredited by the CCNE. Students enrolled in any of the BSN programs complete their clinical experience through partnerships with local healthcare facilities.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students2,365|
|Student to Faculty Ratio13:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
01/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
03/10/1998 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
03/10/1998 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1000 to 1160|
|ACT||19 to 24|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program 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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$963/credit|
|In State Students||$963/credit|
|Out of State Students||$963/credit|
|In District Students||$773/credit|
|In State Students||$773/credit|
|Out of State Students||$773/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, 99% of Mount Saint Mary 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||17%||$1,031|
|State Grant & Scholarships||43%||$3,620|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||99%||$15,212|
|Federal Student Loans||79%||$5,779|
$24,315Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$14,938|
|$30,001 to $48,000$17,299|
|$48,001 to $75,000$23,825|
|$75,001 to $110,000$26,609|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.