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
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate79%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 3 85
Post-master's certificate 0 2
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 5
Master's degree 1 10
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 82.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations 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).
Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates $40

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$945/credit
In State Students$945/credit
Out of State Students$945/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$705/credit
In State Students$705/credit
Out of State Students$705/credit

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 $42,525 $42,525 $42,525
ADN 70 $66,150 $66,150 $66,150
BSN 125 $118,125 $118,125 $118,125
FNP 50 $35,250 $35,250 $35,250
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, 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
Pell Grant 54% $4,642
Other Federal Grant 12% $1,875
State Grant & Scholarships 60% $3,988
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $16,511
Federal Student Loans 86% $5,131
Private Loans 19% $12,580


Average Net Price/year
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$13,706
$30,001 to $48,000$16,044
$48,001 to $75,000$22,241
$75,001 to $110,000$25,873
Over $110,000$25,452

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Student Population













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

Relevant scholarships

Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must attend the Decker Sch of Nursing. Preference given to applicants who reside in Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, or Schoharie County in New York.

Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship

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 ...

New York State ENA September 11 Scholarship

Applicant must be a pre-hospital care provider, firefighter, or police officer who is studying for an undergraduate nursing degree.

Back to School Nursing Scholarship

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 ...

New York State Nursery/Landscape Association

Applicant must be an outstanding Horticulture student in the Nursery area.

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.

The Sage Colleges
65 1st Street
Troy, NY 12180

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