Utica College

Utica, NY 13502
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Utica College (UC) is a private institution in Utica, New York. It was established as Utica College by Syracuse University in 1946 and became an independent institution in 1995. The campus was originally in the downtown area of Utica before it moved west of the city. It is also near the towns of New Hartford and Whitesboro. The college began offering its own graduate degrees in 1999 and undergraduate degrees in 2011. It now offers 40 undergraduate majors and 21 graduate programs. The most well-known departments include the health, sciences, and education departments. It is also one of the top colleges for physical therapy and occupational therapy.

Three BSN programs are offered at Utica College, including traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. All three of these options are CCNE-accredited and approved by the New York State Education Department. The accelerated BSN program combines traditional classroom learning and online courses to create a hybrid learning experience. The RN to BSN program is offered online only, providing registered nurses with a convenient option for earning their BSN. With the traditional four-year BSN program, students gain clinical experiences at local clinics. However, students are required to hold current certification in Basic Life Support and CPR. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students5,258
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate76%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 85.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1946 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
10/01/1987 - 04/11/2011
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/16/2010 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
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 $40
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$671/credit
In State Students$671/credit
Out of State Students$671/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$895/credit
In State Students$895/credit
Out of State Students$895/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 $30,195 $30,195 $30,195
ADN 70 $46,970 $46,970 $46,970
BSN 125 $83,875 $83,875 $83,875
FNP 50 $44,750 $44,750 $44,750
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, 98% of Utica 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 45% $4,192
Other Federal Grant 7% $1,027
State Grant & Scholarships 54% $2,860
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 83% $7,264
Federal Student Loans 81% $10,687
Private Loans 17% $13,100


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$16,965
$30,001 to $48,000$18,353
$48,001 to $75,000$20,801
$75,001 to $110,000$23,170
Over $110,000$26,456

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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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Utica College
1600 Burrstone Rd
Utica, NY 13502

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