Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Standish, ME 04084
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Saint Joseph's College of Maine is one of the eleven private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Maine. The campus is located in a rural area, in Standish.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,291 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 267 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 219 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 82%). Every year 59% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students2,291
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate82%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 14 121
Master's degree 20 72
Post-master's certificate 0 9
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 81.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1961 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
03/03/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
03/03/2000 - 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 Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,030/credit
In State Students$1,030/credit
Out of State Students$1,030/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$485/credit
In State Students$485/credit
Out of State Students$485/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 $46,350 $46,350 $46,350
ADN 70 $72,100 $72,100 $72,100
BSN 125 $128,750 $128,750 $128,750
FNP 50 $24,250 $24,250 $24,250
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, 100% of Saint Joseph's College of Maine's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 30% $4,225
Other Federal Grant 26% $576
State Grant & Scholarships 23% $1,653
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 98% $20,557
Federal Student Loans 91% $6,154
Private Loans 25% $14,617


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$20,302
$30,001 to $48,000$22,896
$48,001 to $75,000$24,546
$75,001 to $110,000$26,479
Over $110,000$27,435

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Maine state board of nursing.
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
278 Whites Bridge Rd
Standish, ME 04084

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