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150 Colleges
19,149 Yearly Graduations
$64,739 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,707 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 19,149 students received a nursing degree from a college in New York, making it rank #6 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $16,185 per year to get their degree at a college in New York, while out of state students will pay an average of $19,377 per year.

About 56% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,427 per year.

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#1

Excelsior College

Albany, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,412 Yearly Degrees

The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Excelsior College has a 4.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $54,700 during the early-career years.

#2

New York University

New York, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
614 Yearly Degrees
$53,308 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 52,885 students at NYU in total, 26,981 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 25,872 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 28%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Roughly 31% of students at NYU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,683 a year. NYU has a 2.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $48,900 during the early-career years.

#3

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
Public Public vs. Private
596 Yearly Degrees
$10,175 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,909 undergraduates at SUNY Stony Brook, of which 16,697 are full-time, and there are 26,814 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at SUNY Stony Brook is 90%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 42% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Roughly 42% of students at SUNY Stony Brook take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,384 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SUNY Stony Brook is $39,300.

#4

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
562 Yearly Degrees
$32,600 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,113 students at Molloy in total, 3,496 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,780 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Molloy is 88%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 29% of accepted students are men, and 71% are women.

67% of Molloy students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,544 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Molloy is $53,100.

#5

Adelphi University

Garden City, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
522 Yearly Degrees
$40,310 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Adelphi University is 7,991, of which 5,360 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,063 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Adelphi is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Roughly 58% of students at Adelphi take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,728 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,500 during the early-career years.

#6

Access Careers

Hempstead, New York
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
421 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Access Careers is 52, which includes 52 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

81% of Access Careers students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $1,651 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#7

LIU Post

Brookville, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
406 Yearly Degrees
$38,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,707 undergraduates at LIU Post, of which 5,630 are full-time, and there are 15,546 students altogether. For undergraduates at LIU Post, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

56% of LIU Post students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,216 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from LIU Post with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Utica College

Utica, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
371 Yearly Degrees
$22,110 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Utica College is 4,947, of which 3,488 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,824 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $14,202 a year. Utica College has a 4.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Utica College is $36,400.

#9

Pace University - New York

New York, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
362 Yearly Degrees
$46,446 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Pace University - New York is 13,395, of which 8,528 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,837 are full-time. For undergraduates at Pace University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 61% of students at Pace University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,550 a year. Pace University has a 5.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,400 during the early-career years.

#10

Hunter College

New York, New York
Public Public vs. Private
355 Yearly Degrees
$7,382 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,121 undergraduates at Hunter, of which 12,991 are full-time, and there are 23,193 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Hunter is 4.7 years.

About 40% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 5% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,176 a year. Hunter has a 3.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hunter is $35,200.

#11

University of Rochester

Rochester, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
296 Yearly Degrees
$56,030 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,780 undergraduates at University of Rochester, of which 6,410 are full-time, and there are 12,233 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

About 34% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,891 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from University of Rochester with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Lehman College

Bronx, New York
Public Public vs. Private
288 Yearly Degrees
$7,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,143 students at Lehman in total, 13,002 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,066 are full-time. It takes the average Lehman undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 35%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

6% of Lehman students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,487 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Lehman with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Trocaire College

Buffalo, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
287 Yearly Degrees
$18,340 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,322 students at Trocaire in total, 451 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

74% of Trocaire students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,440 a year. Trocaire has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Trocaire with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
284 Yearly Degrees
$60,578 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 31,456 students at Columbia in total, 8,221 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,701 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Columbia is 4.1 years.

This a very selective school with only 7% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,845 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $66,500 during the early-career years.

#15

Manhattan Institute

New York, New York
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
265 Yearly Degrees

There are 107 full-time undergraduates at Manhattan Institute, and 552 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

84% of Manhattan Institute students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,037 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#16

D'Youville College

Buffalo, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
263 Yearly Degrees
$27,880 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,609 undergraduates at D’Youville College, of which 1,179 are full-time, and there are 3,048 students altogether. For undergraduates at D’Youville College, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Around 24% of accepted students are men, and 74% are women.

Roughly 61% of students at D’Youville College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,611 a year. D’Youville College has a 3.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from D’Youville College is $46,200.

#17

Binghamton University

Vestal, New York
Public Public vs. Private
258 Yearly Degrees
$10,201 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,165 undergraduates at Binghamton University, of which 13,845 are full-time, and there are 18,124 students altogether. It takes the average Binghamton University undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 40%. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Roughly 51% of students at Binghamton University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,066 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Binghamton University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

St. John Fisher College

Rochester, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
255 Yearly Degrees
$35,150 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,618 students at Fisher in total, 2,656 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,535 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

82% of Fisher students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,861 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,100 during the early-career years.

#19

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, New York
Public Public vs. Private
245 Yearly Degrees
$7,605 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,095 undergraduates at SUNY Empire, of which 3,267 are full-time, and there are 10,440 students altogether. It takes the average SUNY Empire undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 39% of students at SUNY Empire take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,379 a year. SUNY Empire has a 6.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SUNY Empire with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Daemen College

Amherst, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
241 Yearly Degrees
$29,430 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,709 undergraduates at Daemen College, of which 1,480 are full-time, and there are 2,603 students altogether. For undergraduates at Daemen College, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 49%. Around 28% of accepted students are men, and 72% are women.

78% of Daemen College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,213 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Daemen College is $39,900.

#21

The College at Brockport

Brockport, New York
Public Public vs. Private
234 Yearly Degrees
$8,680 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,924 students at SUNY Brockport in total, 6,673 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,960 are full-time. It takes the average SUNY Brockport undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 53%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,926 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SUNY Brockport is $34,000.

#22

SUNY Delhi

Delhi, New York
Public Public vs. Private
227 Yearly Degrees
$8,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,086 students at SUNY Delhi in total, 2,999 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,391 are full-time. It takes the average SUNY Delhi undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,425 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SUNY Delhi is $29,900.

#23

Suffolk County Community College

Selden, New York
Public Public vs. Private
222 Yearly Degrees
$6,052 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,399 full-time undergraduates at Suffolk County Community College, and 25,230 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

17% of Suffolk County Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,788 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,300 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
214 Yearly Degrees
$7,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,899 students at SUNY Downstate in total, 182 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 178 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

SUNY Downstate has a 1.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SUNY Downstate is $75,300.

#25

Erie 1 BOCES

West Seneca, New York
Public Public vs. Private
209 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Erie 1 BOCES is 428, which includes 428 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Erie 1 BOCES. The freshman retention rate is 94%.

This a very selective school with only 24% of students getting accepted. Around 20% of accepted students are men, and 80% are women.

92% of Erie 1 BOCES students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,276 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Erie 1 BOCES is $34,800.

Other New York Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 College of Staten Island CUNY 207
27 University at Buffalo 206
28 Access Careers Islandia 204
29 Mount Saint Mary College 203
30 Helene Fuld College of Nursing 198
31 Wagner College 184
32 New York City College of Technology 177
33 Maria College of Albany 174
33 Roberts Wesleyan College 174
35 College of Mount Saint Vincent 164
36 The Sage Colleges 163
37 The Graduate Center, CUNY 158
38 St Joseph’s College of Nursing at St Joseph’s Hospital Health Center 152
39 Dominican College of Blauvelt 149
40 North Country Community College 148
41 Albany BOCES - Adult Practical Nursing Program 146
42 Eastern Suffolk BOCES 138
43 Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES 137
44 Veeb Nassau County School of Practical Nursing 133
45 Farmingdale State College 132
46 St Paul’s School of Nursing - Staten Island 129
47 Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel 125
48 SUNY Polytechnic Institute 123
48 SUNY Canton 123
48 Le Moyne College 123
51 LaGuardia Community College 121
52 St Paul’s School of Nursing - Queens 120
53 Alfred State College 119
54 Nassau Community College 116
55 Genesee Community College 115
55 Niagara County Community College 115
57 Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 114
58 Queensborough Community College 113
59 Erie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 110
60 Borough of Manhattan Community College 109
61 Morrisville State College 106
61 AMG School of Licensed Practical Nursing 106
63 Orange County Community College 105
64 Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital 102
65 Kingsborough Community College 101
66 Upstate Medical University 98
67 Schuyler Steuben Chemung Tioga Allegany BOCES 97
68 Jamestown Community College 93
69 Monroe College 92
70 Keuka College 91
70 Monroe Community College 91
72 Adirondack Community College 90
73 Mercy College 88
74 SUNY Broome 86
75 SUNY Plattsburgh 85
76 Erie Community College 83
77 Genesee Valley BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 81
77 Saint Elizabeth College of Nursing 81
79 Hudson Valley Community College 79
80 Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing 76
81 Hostos Community College 75
82 Corning Community College 71
83 Onondaga Community College 70
84 Hunter Business School 67
84 Niagara University 67
86 Montefiore School of Nursing 66
87 Medgar Evers College 65
87 New Age Training 65
87 Finger Lakes Community College 65
90 Southern Westchester BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 64
90 St. Joseph’s College - Long Island 64
92 St. Francis College 62
92 Dutchess BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 62
94 Touro College 61
94 Rockland Community College 61
96 St. Joseph’s College - New York 60
97 Tompkins Cortland Community College 59
97 Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing 59
99 New York Institute of Technology 56
99 Orange Ulster BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 56
101 Concordia College - New York 55
102 Columbia-Greene Community College 54
103 Mildred Elley Albany 53
103 Hofstra University 53
103 Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing 53
106 Belanger School of Nursing 52
106 Elmira College 52
108 SUNY Westchester Community College 49
109 Memorial College of Nursing 48
109 Jefferson Community College 48
111 Cochran School of Nursing 46
112 Mildred Elley NYC 45
113 Rockland County BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 42
114 York College 40
115 Transitions Career Institute School of Nursing 38
115 Herkimer County BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 38
115 Cayuga County Community College 38
115 Hartwick College 38
119 Broome Delaware Tioga BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 37
119 Nazareth College 37
121 Metropolitan Learning Institute 35
122 Fulton-Montgomery Community College 34
123 Western Suffolk BOCES 33
123 Clinton Community College 33
123 Madison Oneida BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 33
123 SUNY Ulster 33
127 Dutchess Community College 29
128 Mohawk Valley Community College 27
129 Bronx Community College 26
130 Nyack College 25
130 ASA College 25
130 Jefferson Lewis BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 25
133 Sullivan County Community College 22
134 Otsego Area BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 21
134 Ulster BOCES School of Practical Nursing 21
136 Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES - Practical Nursing Program 20
137 Center for Instruction Technology & Innovation 19
138 Cayuga Onondaga BOCES - Practical Nursing Program 18
138 Albany Medical College 18
138 Orleans Niagara BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 18
141 Clinton Essex Warren Washington BOCES 17
142 Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego-Boces-Practical-Nursing-Program 14
143 Arnot Ogden Medical Center 11
143 Teachers College at Columbia University 11
145 Washington Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 9
146 Pacific College of Health and Science 7
147 Marion S Whelan School of Nursing of Geneva General Hospital 6
147 Siena College 6
149 The City College of New York 0
149 Bryant & Stratton College - Online 0

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