• 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 143 students (6% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 143 students
  • Private-state tuition: $9,261
  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 28%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Belanger School of Nursing ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 21 teachers has grown by 40% over five years.
Belanger School of Nursing
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
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, non-profit
Total Faculty
21 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Belanger School of Nursing has grown by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has increased from 6:1 over five years.
The Belanger School of Nursing diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
143 students
1,380 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
9 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
134 students
511 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
80 students
428 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
9 students
869 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
25 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
134 students
642 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
n/a
% Asian
5%
8%
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% Hispanic
2%
23%
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% Black
10%
17%
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% White
72%
43%
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% Hawaiian
2%
n/a
% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
4%
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% Unknown races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.47
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
100%
28.57%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.55%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) (Year 2013)
$59,700
$35,200

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $9,261 is less than the state average of $16,274. The private state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$9,261
$16,274
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$15,250
$13,841
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,750
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
40%
72%
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SAT Reading
n/a
475
SAT Math
n/a
505
SAT Writing
n/a
485
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
23
ACT Math
n/a
25
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Belanger School of Nursing cost?

Belanger School of Nursing's private state tuition is approximately $9,261.

What is the acceptance rate of Belanger School of Nursing?

The acceptance rate of Belanger School of Nursing is 40%, which is lower than the state average of 72%. Belanger School of Nursing's acceptance rate is ranked among the top community colleges in New York with low acceptance rates.

What is Belanger School of Nursing's ranking?

Belanger School of Nursing ranks among the top 20% of community college in New York for: Lowest acceptance rates, Percent of students receiving financial aid, Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation) and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 143 students
  • Private-state tuition: $9,261
  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 28%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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