Porter and Chester Institute - Branford

Branford, CT 06405
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The Porter and Chester Institute of Branford is located In Branford, Connecticut. This school is a technical institute that offers various different certificate programs. All students will be able to enjoy advanced career training that will help them to find a lucrative job in today's competitive jobs market. There are several options for students to consider and all of them can lead to very good jobs. The ability to gain technical certifications in sought-after career paths is something that students really appreciate. Those who go to this school will be able to become electricians, dental assistants, electronics system technicians, and so much more.

The nursing program is an important part of this technical school as well. A practical nursing program is available to students and it can help graduates to earn positions as LPNs. This is a 15-month course that will cover everything that an LPN needs to know. Nursing students will learn nursing fundamentals, mental health nursing, medical-surgical nursing, basic pharmacology, and they will also gain clinical experience. Being able to take part in this thorough nurse training will prepare nursing students to take part in the NCLEX-PN examination. This will allow students to place themselves on a career path that will lead to successful results. All of the right skills will be taught and students will be ready for everything that the nursing field can throw at them. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students215
Student to Faculty Ratio9:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
LevelLess than two year
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate61%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 8
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 96.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
01/28/1968 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates --

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$350/credit
In State Students$350/credit
Out of State Students$350/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

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 $15,750 $15,750 $15,750
ADN 70 $24,500 $24,500 $24,500
BSN 125 $43,750 $43,750 $43,750
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, 94% of Porter and Chester Institute - Branford's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 63% $4,319
Other Federal Grant 27% $565
State Grant & Scholarships 5% $12,414
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 63% $1,237
Federal Student Loans 72% $7,211
Private Loans 48% $5,005


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$21,559
$30,001 to $48,000$20,613
$48,001 to $75,000$25,105
$75,001 to $110,000$27,961
Over $110,000$27,064

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Student Population













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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Connecticut state board of nursing.
Porter and Chester Institute - Branford
221 W Main St
Branford, CT 06405

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