SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Brooklyn, NY 11203
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SUNY Downstate Medical Center is a public institution in Brooklyn, New York. It includes a College of Medicine along with a College of Nursing. It ranks eighth in the nation for the number of alumni who are now faculty at American medical schools. It is also one of the largest employers in Brooklyn. SUNY Downstate Medical Center was established in 1860, several years after opening as a hospital. 57 students were admitted the first school year. SUNY Downstate Medical Center now enrolls close to 2,000 students annually. The College of Nursing is one of only four nursing colleges in New York State that offers master’s degree programs with all the major specializations, including Nurse Anesthesia and Nurse Midwifery.

The SUNY Downstate Medical Center offers three BSN programs and an MSN program. The BSN options include RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, and traditional BSN programs. All programs are CCNE-accredited. The medical center was originally a hospital and still serves patients. Nursing students get to receive hands-on training at the medical center and nearby healthcare facilities. The college also offers an advanced certificate in nursing education. This certificate is intended for Registered Nurses with master’s or doctorate degrees who want to pursue educational roles.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students1,792
Student to Faculty Ratio9:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 29 108
Master's degree 0 0
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1952 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
04/30/1971 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/15/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/15/2005 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
11/01/1952 - Current


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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$278/credit
In State Students$278/credit
Out of State Students$680/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$453/credit
In State Students$453/credit
Out of State Students$925/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 $12,510 $12,510 $30,600
ADN 70 $19,460 $19,460 $47,600
BSN 125 $34,750 $34,750 $85,000
FNP 50 $22,650 $22,650 $46,250
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

No Info Available

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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 New York state board of nursing.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203

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