University of Saint Joseph

West Hartford, CT 06117
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students2,405
Student to Faculty Ratio9:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate77%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 8 78
Master's degree 2 55
Post-master's certificate 2 8
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 3
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT970 to 1160
ACT19 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor 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) 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).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $50

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$818/credit
In State Students$818/credit
Out of State Students$818/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$744/credit
In State Students$744/credit
Out of State Students$744/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 $36,810 $36,810 $36,810
ADN 70 $57,260 $57,260 $57,260
BSN 125 $102,250 $102,250 $102,250
FNP 50 $37,200 $37,200 $37,200
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 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
Pell Grant 38% $4,158
Other Federal Grant 15% $921
State Grant & Scholarships 6% $2,607
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 98% $19,784
Federal Student Loans 82% $5,893
Private Loans 10% $14,031


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$22,836
$30,001 to $48,000$26,056
$48,001 to $75,000$25,032
$75,001 to $110,000$25,910
Over $110,000$26,996

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Connecticut state board of nursing.
University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

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