Porter and Chester Institute - Stratford

Stratford, CT 06615
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The Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford is located in Stratford, Connecticut. Students will be able to pursue several different certificate programs at this institution. It is a highly regarded technical institute that has many different avenues of study. The school is designed to help students receive advanced career training that will help them to land a job in a competitive market. All of the career paths that students can pursue at this location will be very practical and the training is going to be thorough. It allows students to get the best possible education that will promote their success upon the completion of the course. Students at this institution go on to find successful jobs very fast and it has proven to be a popular schooling option in the area.

The nursing program that is offered at this technical college is very robust as well. Students can sign up to take a 15-week course that is going to cover everything that an LPN should know. Students will gain practical nursing skills while learning about various aspects of being a nurse. Learning how to be a good mental health nurse will be part of the curriculum and students will also be gaining clinical experience. All of the experiences that nursing students have at the technical college will prepare them to take the NCLEX-PN examination. Upon successfully passing the licensure exam, students will be able to enjoy a great career as an LPN. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students2,043
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
LevelLess than two year
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate70%

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 8 69
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 80.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
03/26/1972 - 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, 95% of Porter and Chester Institute - Stratford's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 73% $5,694
Other Federal Grant 32% $525
State Grant & Scholarships 6% $15,135
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 63% $2,051
Federal Student Loans 82% $8,953
Private Loans 41% $5,471


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$19,101
$30,001 to $48,000$19,953
$48,001 to $75,000$21,341
$75,001 to $110,000$27,039
Over $110,000$26,968

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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 - Stratford
670 Lordship Blvd
Stratford, CT 06615

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