Nassau Community College

Garden City, NY 11530

Nassau Community College (NCC) is located in Garden City, New York and is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) college system. This public community college was established in 1959 and it now serves more than 17,000 students. As a large school that works hard to serve the community, it offers various academic opportunities. NCC has the distinction of awarding the most associate’s degrees annually in the state of New York. It is ranked third among public two-year community colleges for associate’s degrees awarded in the entire United States. Students will be able to pursue special certificate programs as well and there are various transfer options to consider.

The NCC nursing program is going to give students the chance to take part in a multi-award-winning program. Students can pursue both associate’s degrees in nursing and bachelor’s degrees in nursing at this school. The bachelor’s degree program is made possible by SUNY Empire State College. The associate’s degree in nursing program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The bachelor’s degree in nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate70%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 21 107
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 80.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1967 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1967 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However 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 --

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$213/credit
In State Students$213/credit
Out of State Students$426/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

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 $9,585 $9,585 $19,170
ADN 70 $14,910 $14,910 $29,820
BSN 125 $26,625 $26,625 $53,250
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, 71% of Nassau Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 52% $4,381
Other Federal Grant 2% $564
State Grant & Scholarships 59% $2,642
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 19% $4,860
Private Loans -- $6,153


Average Net Price/year
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$2,420
$30,001 to $48,000$3,778
$48,001 to $75,000$7,151
$75,001 to $110,000$9,790
Over $110,000$10,687

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Student Population













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

Relevant scholarships

Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must attend the Decker Sch of Nursing. Preference given to applicants who reside in Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, or Schoharie County in New York.

Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and residents of New York for one year or more. They must be registered nurses who are licensed in New York, and they must be accepted ...

New York State ENA September 11 Scholarship

Applicant must be a pre-hospital care provider, firefighter, or police officer who is studying for an undergraduate nursing degree.

Back to School Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States who is at least 18 years of age or older at the time of registration and who plans to enroll in a previously unattended institution in the ...

Community College Partnership Award

Applicants must be new, full-time transfer students from Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, Nassau Community College, Queensborough Community College and Suffolk County ...

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.

Nassau Community College
One Education Dr
Garden City, NY 11530

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