The Sage Colleges
Troy, NY 12180
The Sage Colleges is a private, not for profit college in Troy, New York. It was established in 1916 as a School of Practical Arts. It was originally a women’s college. A separate men’s division was established during World War II. In 1949, the Albany campus was founded as a coeducational campus. The college is comprised of several colleges founded by Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage, including the Sage Junior College of Albany, the Sage Graduate School, and the Sage Evening College. In 1995, these colleges were re-chartered to become the Sage Colleges. The women’s college remains in Troy.
The Sages Colleges offers five CCNE-accredited nursing programs. The programs include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to SN, MSN, and Ph.D. All programs are accredited by the CCNE. The traditional BSN program requires students to complete 54 nursing credits and 27 credits of supported courses. These courses may take five to six semesters, allowing students to complete the program in four to five years, depending on their scheduling. With the MSN program, students can choose from five different program tracks, including Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Depending on the schedule and the specialty track, the MSN program may be completed in two to seven years.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Student to Faculty Ratio10:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Offered
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||5|
NCLEX-RN Passrate History
NCLEX-RN passrate history of The Sage Colleges as reported by New York state board of nursing.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
07/01/1928 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
04/01/1968 - 12/31/2004
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
10/09/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
10/09/2004 - 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 Recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor 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||$945|
|In State Students||$945|
|Out of State Students||$945|
|In District Students||$705|
|In State Students||$705|
|Out of State Students||$705|
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, 99% of The Sage Colleges'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||12%||$1,875|
|State Grant & Scholarships||60%||$3,988|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||99%||$16,511|
|Federal Student Loans||86%||$5,131|
$20,639Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$13,706|
|$30,001 to $48,000$16,044|
|$48,001 to $75,000$22,241|
|$75,001 to $110,000$25,873|
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Applicant must attend the Decker Sch of Nursing. Preference given to applicants who reside in Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, or Schoharie County in New York.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and residents of New York for one year or more. They must be registered nurses who are licensed in New York, and they must be accepted ...
Applicant must be a pre-hospital care provider, firefighter, or police officer who is studying for an undergraduate nursing degree.
Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States who is at least 18 years of age or older at the time of registration and who plans to enroll in a previously unattended institution in the ...
Applicant must be an outstanding Horticulture student in the Nursery area.
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.