Regis College was founded in 1927 as a private institution. It is located in Weston, Massachusetts. It was originally founded as a women’s college and became co-educational in 2007, making it the last women’s college in Boston to start admitting male students. In recent years, the school has been recognized as one of the top regional schools in the Northeast. Regis College also offers an accredited kindergarten and preschool program at the Children’s Center where they teach children about science, technology, engineering, and math. The college offers over 39 areas of study and is known throughout the region for its nursing programs. The Regis College School of Nursing offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, including an online-only MSN program.
For those just getting into nursing, the college offers the traditional BSN program. There are also accelerated BSN and accelerated MSN programs, along with MSN, RN to MSN, and DNP programs. All programs are accredited by the ACEN, with the baccalaureate programs receiving accreditation in 1989. The accelerated BSN program is designed to be completed in just 16 months for students that already have a bachelor’s degree in a separate field of study. With the accelerated or traditional BSN programs, students also receive hands-on training through clinical placements throughout downtown Boston and the neighboring region.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students2,166|
|Student to Faculty Ratio11:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||1||14|
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education|
12/01/1933 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CLNUR) - Clinical Doctorate|
10/01/2013 - Current
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
10/01/1995 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
03/01/1989 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended|
|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||$1,301/credit|
|In State Students||$1,301/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,301/credit|
|In District Students||$1,100/credit|
|In State Students||$1,100/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,100/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, 100% of Regis 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||28%||$511|
|State Grant & Scholarships||27%||$1,696|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||98%||$24,374|
|Federal Student Loans||84%||$5,916|
$28,676Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$22,826|
|$30,001 to $48,000$24,279|
|$48,001 to $75,000$25,688|
|$75,001 to $110,000$29,431|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.