University of Saint Joseph
The University of Saint Joseph is a private Roman Catholic university in West Hartford, Connecticut. It was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1932 on an 84-acre campus. Approximately 45% of undergrads live on campus. The University of Saint Joseph is a small college, with an enrollment of 2,467 students during the Fall 2016 semester. However, the smaller size allows for a smaller student to faculty ratio, allowing faculty to spend more one-on-one time with each student. Since its founding, the university has only admitted women. In 2016, the university voted to begin admitting male students starting with the Fall 2018 semester.
The University of Saint Joseph offers several options for students pursuing a career in nursing. The available nursing programs include BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, and RN to MSN programs. These programs offer a low 8:1 student to faculty ratio. The school has a state-of-the-art simulation center and nursing laboratory, while clinical courses start with the sophomore year of the BNS program. Clinical experience is offered through partnerships with the Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford Hospital, and several other prominent healthcare facilities in the area. All programs are also accredited by the CCNE.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students2,405|
|Student to Faculty Ratio9:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education|
12/01/1938 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
10/07/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/21/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/21/2004 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||970 to 1160|
|ACT||19 to 22|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not required|
|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.
|In District Students||$818/credit|
|In State Students||$818/credit|
|Out of State Students||$818/credit|
|In District Students||$744/credit|
|In State Students||$744/credit|
|Out of State Students||$744/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 University of Saint Joseph'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||15%||$921|
|State Grant & Scholarships||6%||$2,607|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||98%||$19,784|
|Federal Student Loans||82%||$5,893|
$25,226Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$22,836|
|$30,001 to $48,000$26,056|
|$48,001 to $75,000$25,032|
|$75,001 to $110,000$25,910|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Connecticut state board of nursing.