Orange County Community College

Middletown, NY 10940

Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange) is located in Middletown, New York and is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) college system. SUNY Orange is a public community college that was established back in 1950. The school now serves more than 6500 students and has continued to grow to offer students in the community nearly 40 associate’s degree and certificate programs. This school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. It has become a very popular school for those who want to transfer to four-year universities as well as it has many transfer partnerships.

The SUNY Orange nursing program is thought of very favorably in the community. It even has the distinction of being the very first associate’s degree nursing program in the country. The school also has options for existing LPNs to receive advanced placement in the associate’s degree in nursing program. There are AAS-to-BSN transfer options as well. The faculty is very experienced and diverse and there will be many clinical opportunities as well at selected community hospitals and healthcare agencies. The SUNY Orange nursing program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).


Campus LocaleSmall Suburb
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate61%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 7 72
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 92%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
11/02/2010 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1968 - 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 $30
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$199/credit
In State Students$199/credit
Out of State Students$398/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 $8,955 $8,955 $17,910
ADN 70 $13,930 $13,930 $27,860
BSN 125 $24,875 $24,875 $49,750
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, 73% of Orange County 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 44% $4,201
Other Federal Grant 8% $470
State Grant & Scholarships 58% $2,226
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 6% $1,670
Federal Student Loans 26% $4,627
Private Loans -- $4,466


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$2,471
$30,001 to $48,000$4,000
$48,001 to $75,000$7,320
$75,001 to $110,000$9,636
Over $110,000$10,242

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Student Population













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

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 ...

New York State Nursery/Landscape Association

Applicant must be an outstanding Horticulture student in the Nursery area.

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

Orange County Community College
115 South St
Middletown, NY 10940

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