The Sage Colleges
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|
|Number of Students2,525|
|Student to Faculty Ratio10:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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/credit|
|In State Students||$945/credit|
|Out of State Students||$945/credit|
|In District Students||$705/credit|
|In State Students||$705/credit|
|Out of State Students||$705/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, 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
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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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.