Mount Saint Mary College

Newburgh, NY 12550
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students2,365
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
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 12 122
Master's degree 2 23
Post-master's certificate 0 5
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 79%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1000 to 1160
ACT19 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $45
Graduates $45

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$963/credit
In State Students$963/credit
Out of State Students$963/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$773/credit
In State Students$773/credit
Out of State Students$773/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 $43,335 $43,335 $43,335
ADN 70 $67,410 $67,410 $67,410
BSN 125 $120,375 $120,375 $120,375
FNP 50 $38,650 $38,650 $38,650
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, 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
Pell Grant 32% $4,661
Other Federal Grant 17% $1,031
State Grant & Scholarships 43% $3,620
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $15,212
Federal Student Loans 79% $5,779
Private Loans 10% $16,410


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$14,938
$30,001 to $48,000$17,299
$48,001 to $75,000$23,825
$75,001 to $110,000$26,609
Over $110,000$27,996

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
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.
Mount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550

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