Belanger School of Nursing

Tel: (518)243-4471
127 students
Private not-for-profit
The Ellis Hospital School of Nursing prepares men and women for licensure as a registered professional nurse. The program is registered by the New York State Education Department jointly with Schenectady County Community College. This hospital-based school awards an associate in science degree in nursing conferred by the Ellis Hospital Board of Trustees.
School Highlights
Belanger School of Nursing serves 127 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
Belanger School of Nursing is one of 2 community colleges within Schenectady County, NY.
The nearest community college is Schenectady County Community College (1.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 37% over five years.
College Belanger School of Nursing (NY) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Private, for profit
Total Faculty 15 staff
73 staff

Student Body

The student population of 127 has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has increased from 6:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 27% over five years.
Total Enrollment 127 students 1,467 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
# Full-Time Students 41 students
957 students
# Part-Time Students 86 students
378 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.28 0.70

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $8,301 is less than the state average of $16,085. The private state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $8,301 $16,085
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
Percent Admitted 42%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Ellis Hospital opened its doors on Christmas Day, 1885. Then called the Schenectady Free Dispensary, it had five beds and was housed in a two-story building at 408 Union Street. The hospital moved to its present location in 1906. Today the twelve-acre hospital campus, housing many medical specialties, has 269 acute care beds and 82 nursing home beds. The curriculum consists of 42 credits in nursing and 30 college credits spanning four semesters and one summer session. The primary focus of instruction is the care of the hospitalized patient with an emphasis on clinical practice. To address the increased health care provided in community-based settings, the Ellis Hospital School of Nursing curriculum has expanded learning experiences in public health, primary care and community services. The faculty of the Ellis Hospital School of Nursing believes education is a dynamic process wherein students acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills that enable them to better understand self, fellow human beings and responsibility to society. Learning is dependent upon the students' ability, readiness to learn and active participation in the process. The Ellis Hospital School of Nursing offers an evening/weekend alternative for completion of the associate degree curriculum. The prerequisites for admission to the evening/weekend program are the same as for the traditional day program with the addition of Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, and Microbiology. The evening/weekend program will take approximately 20 more weeks to complete than the traditional day program.

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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,444 per year for in-state students and $8,510 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,085 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in New York is SBI Campus-An Affiliate of Sanford-Brown. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.