Nursing Schools in New York

The state of New York is home to 199 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 122 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in New York.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in New York

Listed below are all nursing schools in New York. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 199 nursing schools in the state of New York. And according to our database 2 schools have been closed permanently.

Institution RN PN RN PN
Pace University-New York
Location: New York, NY
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN Accelerated MSN
100.0%
1
Jefferson Community College
Location: Watertown, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
98.9%
2
Cayuga County Community College
Location: Auburn, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN LPN
98.6%
3
Memorial College of Nursing
Location: Albany, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
95.5%
4
Clinton Community College
Location: Plattsburgh, NY
Programs offered: ADN
94.9%
5
Saint Elizabeth College of Nursing
Location: Utica, NY
Programs offered: ADN
94.0%
6
Saint John Fisher College
Location: Rochester, NY
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN
93.3%
7
Onondaga Community College
Location: Syracuse, NY
Programs offered: ADN
93.1%
8
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing
Location: Troy, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN
92.8% 91.7%
9
10
Tompkins Cortland Community College
Location: Dryden, NY
Programs offered: ADN
92.5%
10
New York Institute of Technology
Location: Old Westbury, NY
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
92.2% 11
SUNY Westchester Community College
Location: Valhalla, NY
Programs offered: LPN ADN
92.1% 88.0% 12 14
Hudson Valley Community College
Location: Troy, NY
Programs offered: ADN
91.9% 13
Dorothea Hopfer School of Nursing - Mt Vernon Hospital
Location: Mount Vernon, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
91.7% 14
Farmingdale State College
Location: Farmingdale, NY
Programs offered: LPN to ADN ADN BSN
91.7% 14
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
91.7% 14
CUNY Queensborough Community College
Location: Bayside, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
91.6% 15
Orange County Community College
Location: Middletown, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
91.5% 16
Erie Community College
Location: Buffalo, NY
Programs offered: ADN
91.2% 17
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Location: Johnstown, NY
Programs offered: ADN
91.0% 18
Concordia College-New York
Location: Bronxville, NY
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated BSN
90.3% 19
St Joseph's College of Nursing at St Joseph's Hospital Health Center
Location: Syracuse, NY
Programs offered: ADN
90.3% 19
Jamestown Community College
Location: Jamestown, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN LPN
89.7% 20
Arnot Ogden Medical Center
Location: Elmira, NY
Programs offered: Diploma
89.5% 21
Corning Community College
Location: Corning, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
89.0% 22
Cochran School of Nursing
Location: Yonkers, NY
Programs offered: ADN
88.9% 23
New York University
Location: New York, NY
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
88.9% 23
Nyack College
Location: Nyack, NY
Programs offered: BSN
88.6% 24
CUNY LaGuardia Community College
Location: Long Island City, NY
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
88.5% 83.6% 25 21
Maria College of Albany
Location: Albany, NY
Programs offered: BSN ADN LPN
88.4% 96.2% 26
4
University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
88.3% 27
Monroe Community College
Location: Rochester, NY
Programs offered: ADN
87.9% 28
Dutchess Community College
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Programs offered: ADN
87.4% 29
CUNY Hunter College
Location: New York, NY
Programs offered: Masters Doctoral BSN Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
87.3% 30
Belanger School of Nursing
Location: Schenectady, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
87.1% 31
Finger Lakes Community College
Location: Canandaigua, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
86.9% 32
Genesee Community College
Location: Batavia, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
86.8% 33
SUNY Buffalo State
Location: Buffalo, NY
Programs offered: BSN
86.7% 34
Rockland Community College
Location: Suffern, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
86.6% 35
Adirondack Community College
Location: Queensbury, NY
Programs offered: ADN
86.1% 36
Niagara County Community College
Location: Sanborn, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN
85.7% 100.0% 37
1
SUNY College of Technology at Delhi
Location: Delhi, NY
Programs offered: BSN ADN LPN to ADN
85.6% 38
Wagner College
Location: Staten Island, NY
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
85.3% 39
CUNY Lehman College
Location: Bronx, NY
Programs offered: BSN
85.1% 40
Utica College
Location: Utica, NY
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
84.9% 41
CUNY New York City College of Technology
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Programs offered: ADN BSN
83.9% 42
Hartwick College
Location: Oneonta, NY
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
83.6% 43
CUNY Bronx Community College
Location: Bronx, NY
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
83.5% 89.3% 44 12
Sullivan County Community College
Location: Loch Sheldrake, NY
Programs offered: ADN
83.3% 45
Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital
Location: Syracuse, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
82.7% 46
Roberts Wesleyan College
Location: Rochester, NY
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
82.7% 46
The Sage Colleges
Location: Troy, NY
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
82.5% 47
Columbia-Greene Community College
Location: Hudson, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN
80.9% 95.0% 48
5
Ulster County Community College
Location: Stone Ridge, NY
Programs offered: ADN
80.9% 48
Nazareth College
Location: Rochester, NY
Programs offered: BSN LPN to BSN RN to BSN
80.8% 49
New York Institute of Technology - Manhattan Campus
Location: New York, NY
Programs offered: BSN
80.8% 49
The College of New Rochelle
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
80.2% 50
Nassau Community College
Location: Garden City, NY
Programs offered: ADN
79.9% 51
Mount Saint Mary College
Location: Newburgh, NY
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated BSN LPN to BSN RN to BSN
79.7% 52
Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Location: New York, NY
Programs offered: ADN BSN
79.7% 52
Long Island University (LIU) Brooklyn
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
79.4% 53
Molloy College
Location: Rockville Centre, NY
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN LPN to BSN RN to BSN LPN to ADN
79.4% 53
Elmira College
Location: Elmira, NY
Programs offered: BSN LPN to BSN RN to BSN
79.1% 54
SUNY at Binghamton
Location: Vestal, NY
Programs offered: BSN
79.1% 54
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
Location: New York, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
78.7% 55
CUNY Kingsborough Community College
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Programs offered: ADN
78.2% 56
D'Youville College
Location: Buffalo, NY
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
77.6% 57
SUNY Broome Community College
Location: Binghamton, NY
Programs offered: ADN
77.6% 57
Monroe College
Location: Bronx, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
77.3% 92.0% 58
9
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
Location: Alfred, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN BSN
76.8% 59
Adelphi University
Location: Garden City, NY
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
76.0% 60
Suffolk County Community College
Location: Selden, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN LPN
75.8% 78.1% 61 30
Trocaire College
Location: Buffalo, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
75.1% 60.6% 62 42
College of Staten Island CUNY
Location: Staten Island, NY
Programs offered: ADN BSN
75.1% 62
Touro College
Location: New York, NY
Programs offered: ADN BSN Accelerated BSN
74.9% 63
CUNY Hostos Community College
Location: Bronx, NY
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
74.6% 81.3% 64 24
Excelsior College
Location: Albany, NY
Programs offered: BSN ADN Masters RN to BSN
74.5% 65
Helene Fuld College of Nursing
Location: New York, NY
Programs offered: ADN BSN
72.0% 66
Mohawk Valley Community College
Location: Utica, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
70.5% 67
CUNY York College
Location: Jamaica, NY
Programs offered: BSN
69.1% 68
North Country Community College
Location: Saranac Lake, NY
Programs offered: ADN LPN
64.6% 93.2% 69
7
Dominican College of Blauvelt
Location: Orangeburg, NY
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated BSN LPN to BSN RN to BSN
64.6% 69
SUNY College of Technology at Canton
Location: Canton, NY
Programs offered: BSN ADN LPN
61.1% 78.5% 70 29
CUNY Medgar Evers College
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Programs offered: LPN ADN BSN
58.8% 75.4% 71 34
Swedish Institute a College of Health Sciences
Location: New York, NY
Programs offered: ADN
58.1% 72
St Paul's School of Nursing-Queens
Location: Rego Park, NY
Programs offered: ADN
57.9% 73
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Location: Bronx, NY
Programs offered: BSN Masters
55.5% 74
St Paul's School of Nursing-Staten Island
Location: Staten Island, NY
Programs offered: ADN
52.9% 75
Niagara University
Location: Niagara University, NY
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
52.5% 76
ASA College
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Programs offered: ADN
24.3% 77
Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Location: Olean, NY
Programs offered: LPN
97.6%
2
Orleans Niagara BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Location: Sanborn, NY
Programs offered: LPN
96.9%
3
Sullivan County BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Location: Liberty, NY
Programs offered: LPN
94.1%
6
Cayuga Onondaga BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Location: Auburn, NY
Programs offered: LPN
92.2%
8
Marion S Whelan School of Nursing of Geneva General Hospital
Location: Geneva, NY
Programs offered: LPN ADN
90.1% 11
Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing
Location: Rochester, NY
Programs offered: LPN
88.5% 13
Washington Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Location: Hudson Falls, NY
Programs offered: LPN
87.9% 15
Erie 1 BOCES
Location: West Seneca, NY
Programs offered: LPN
87.5% 16
Hunter Business School
Location: Levittown, NY
Programs offered: LPN
87.1% 17
Broome Delaware Tioga BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Location: Binghamton, NY
Programs offered: LPN
86.4% 18
Eastern Suffolk BOCES
Location: Brentwood, NY
Programs offered: LPN
85.6% 19
Orange Ulster BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Location: Goshen, NY
Programs offered: LPN
85.1% 20
Clinton Essex Warren Washington BOCES
Location: Plattsburgh, NY
Programs offered: LPN
83.6% 21
Genesee Valley BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Location: Batavia, NY
Programs offered: LPN
82.6% 22
Putnam Westchester BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Location: Yorktown Heights, NY
Programs offered: LPN
82.6% 22
Jefferson Lewis BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Location: Watertown, NY
Programs offered: LPN
81.5% 23
Southern Westchester BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Location: Harrison, NY
Programs offered: LPN
81.3% 24
Western Suffolk BOCES
Location: Northport, NY
Programs offered: LPN
80.8% 25
Veeb Nassau County School of Practical Nursing
Location: Hicksville, NY
Programs offered: LPN
80.7% 26
Schuyler Steuben Chemung Tioga Allegany BOCES
Location: Elmira, NY
Programs offered: LPN
80.2% 27
Dutchess BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Programs offered: LPN
79.0% 28
Hamilton Fulton Montgomery BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Location: Johnstown, NY
Programs offered: LPN
77.6% 31
Delaware Chenango Madison Otsego BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Location: Norwich, NY
Programs offered: LPN
77.0% 32
Rockland County BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Location: West Nyack, NY
Programs offered: LPN
75.9% 33
Albany BOCES-Adult Practical Nursing Program
Location: Albany, NY
Programs offered: LPN
69.7% 35
Herkimer County BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Location: Ilion, NY
Programs offered: LPN
68.3% 36
Ulster BOCES School of Practical Nursing
Location: Lake Katrine, NY
Programs offered: LPN
67.5% 37
Erie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Location: Angola, NY
Programs offered: LPN
65.1% 38
Mildred Elley School-Albany Campus
Location: Albany, NY
Programs offered: LPN
64.8% 39
Madison Oneida BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Location: Verona, NY
Programs offered: LPN
64.7% 40
Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Location: Newark, NY
Programs offered: LPN
64.2% 41
Mildred Elley-New York Campus
Location: New York, NY
Programs offered: LPN
58.1% 43
Columbia University in the City of New York
Location: New York, NY
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated MSN
CUNY Graduate School and University Center
Location: New York, NY
Programs offered: BSN
Daemen College
Location: Amherst, NY
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN
Keuka College
Location: Keuka Park, NY
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
Le Moyne College
Location: Syracuse, NY
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
LIU Post
Location: Brookville, NY
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
Mercy College
Location: Dobbs Ferry, NY
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
Metropolitan Learning Institute
Location: Rego Park, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Morrisville State College
Location: Morrisville, NY
Programs offered: BSN LPN to ADN ADN
Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES
Location: Liverpool, NY
Programs offered:
Center for Instruction Technology & Innovation (CiTi)
Location: Mexico, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Otsego Area BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Location: Oneonta, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Rensselaer BOCES
Location: Troy, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Saint Elizabeth College of Nursing
Location: Utica, NY
Programs offered: ADN
St. Joseph's College-New York
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Programs offered: BSN
St Francis College
Location: Brooklyn Heights, NY
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
State University of New York at New Paltz
Location: New Paltz, NY
Programs offered: BSN
Stony Brook University
Location: Stony Brook, NY
Programs offered: Masters Doctoral BSN Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
SUNY College at Brockport
Location: Brockport, NY
Programs offered: BSN
SUNY College at Plattsburgh
Location: Plattsburgh, NY
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
SUNY Empire State College
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Location: Utica, NY
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
Syracuse City Schools Practical Nursing Program
Location: Syracuse, NY
Programs offered:
Teachers College at Columbia University
Location: New York, NY
Programs offered: Masters Doctoral
University at Buffalo
Location: Buffalo, NY
Programs offered: Masters Doctoral BSN Accelerated BSN
Upstate Medical University
Location: Syracuse, NY
Programs offered: RN to BSN BSN
Briarcliffe College
Location: Bethpage, NY
Programs offered: Masters BSN LPN to BSN RN to BSN
SBI Campus-An Affiliate of Sanford-Brown
Location: Melville, NY
Programs offered:
LIU-University Center Campus
Location: Brookville, NY
Programs offered: Masters
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Location: Syracuse, NY
Programs offered: BSN
Syracuse University
Location: Syracuse, NY
Programs offered:
New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Programs offered: ADN
Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES-Center for Workforce Development
Location: Rochester, NY
Programs offered: LPN
St Vincent Catholic Medical Center New York-Brooklyn and Queens
Location: Fresh Meadows, NY
Programs offered: ADN
Steuben-Allegany BOCES
Location: Painted Post, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Jamestown Community College - Cattaraugus County Campus
Location: Olean, NY
Programs offered: LPN LPN to ADN
Jefferson-Lewis-Hamilton-Herkimer-Oneida BOCES
Location: Glenfield, NY
Programs offered: LPN
North Country Community College - Malone Campus
Location: Malone, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Orange County Community College - Newburgh Campus
Location: Newburgh, NY
Programs offered: ADN
Suffolk County Community College - Eastern Campus
Location: Riverhead, NY
Programs offered: LPN
SUNY College at Brockport at Educational Opportunity Center
Location: Rochester, NY
Programs offered: LPN
SUNY College of Technology at Canton at Veteran\'s Administration
Location: Rome, NY
Programs offered: LPN
SUNY College of Technology at Delhi at Suffolk County Community College
Location: Riverhead, NY
Programs offered: LPN
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Location: Binghamton, NY
Programs offered: Masters BSN
Washington - Saratoga - Warren - Hamilton - Essex - Northern BOCES
Location: Hudson Falls, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES - Belmont
Location: Belmont, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES - Ellicottville
Location: Ellicottville, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Center for New Careers
Location: Cortland, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Clara Barton High School for Health
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Coler-Goldwater Hospital
Location: Roosevelt Island, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Curtis High School
Location: New York, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Erie I BOCES - Hamburg Campus
Location: Hamburg, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Erie I BOCES - Tonawanda Campus
Location: Tonawanda, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Erie I BOCES - Buffalo Campus
Location: Buffalo, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Erie I BOCES - Cheektowaga Campus
Location: Cheektowaga, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Erie I BOCES (Main Campus)
Location: West Seneca, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Erie II Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES
Location: Cassadaga, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Erie II Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES - Derby Campus
Location: Derby, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Erie II Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES - Buffalo Campus
Location: Buffalo, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Erie II Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES - Jamestown Campis
Location: Jamestown, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Genesee Valley BOCES - Warsaw
Location: Warsaw, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Genesee Valley BOCES-Mt. Morris Campus
Location: Mt. Morris, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Genesee-Livingston-Steuben-Wyoming BOCES
Location: LeRoy, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Jamestown Community College - Jamestown Campus
Location: Jamestown, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Manhattan Adult Learning Center
Location: Manhattan, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Maria College
Location: Albany, NY
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Niagara County Community College - The Summit Extension Site
Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Programs offered: LPN
North Country Community College - Saranac Lake Campus
Location: Saranac Lake, NY
Programs offered: LPN
North Country Community College - Ticonderoga Campus
Location: Ticonderoga, NY
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene BOCES - Troy Campus
Location: Troy, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Rome ACCESS Site
Location: Rome, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Rosetti Education Center
Location: Verona, NY
Programs offered: LPN
St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation Center
Location: Syracuse, NY
Programs offered: LPN
State University of New York at Farmingdale
Location: Farmingdale, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Madison-Oneida BOCES - TriPlexus Building
Location: Verona, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Utica ACCESS Site
Location: Utica, NY
Programs offered: LPN
Pace University - Pleasantville
Location: Pleasantville, NY
Programs offered: Accelerated BSN Masters BSN

Closed Nursing Schools/campuses

The following instructions are closed permanently.

Long Island College Hospital School of Radiologic Sciences (Closed in 2012)
ADN
St. Lawrence - Lewis BOCES (Closed in 1970)
LPN

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