Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, MA 01606
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Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) is located in Worcester, Massachusetts. QCC was established in 1963 and it serves more than 8,000 students. The school is completely accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). QCC has more than 60 different associate degree programs and over 50 certificate programs. The school also has a number of different transfer partnerships with universities, allowing students to transfer their credits to another school in the pursuit of a bachelor degree. This has proven to be an exceptionally popular school due to the versatility of the many academic programs and the quality of the education that is provided to students.

QCC has a robust nursing program for students to enjoy as well. The nurse education program that is offered by QCC has produced many successful nurses over the years. This program is designed to train nursing students to become professional registered nurses. It will go over a number of different aspects of being a nurse to provide students with the most complete education possible. Clinical experiences are part of the program, too, and will take place at clinical sites within the Worcester County area. This nursing program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. It is also completely accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students7,368
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate52%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 12 96
Certificate 1 9
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 46
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 90.2%
  • NCLEX-RN: 85.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1967 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
05/01/1983 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
03/01/2005 - 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 $20
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$197/credit
In State Students$197/credit
Out of State Students$403/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 $8,865 $8,865 $18,135
ADN 70 $13,790 $13,790 $28,210
BSN 125 $24,625 $24,625 $50,375
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, 75% of Quinsigamond Community 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 48% $4,441
Other Federal Grant 6% $453
State Grant & Scholarships 39% $1,373
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 10% $1,125
Federal Student Loans 45% $4,871
Private Loans 1% $3,940


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$6,719
$30,001 to $48,000$7,524
$48,001 to $75,000$9,766
$75,001 to $110,000$11,527
Over $110,000$12,200

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Student Population













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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.
Quinsigamond Community College
670 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606

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