Belanger School of Nursing

  • 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 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Belanger School of Nursing is one of 2 community colleges within Schenectady County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Belanger School of Nursing is Schenectady County Community College (1.8 miles away).

Top Placements

Belanger School of Nursing places among the top 20% of community colleges in New York for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Belanger School of Nursing(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty15 staff81 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Belanger School of Nursing has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Belanger School of Nursing diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment127 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:128:1
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# Full-Time Students41 students1,163 students
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# Part-Time Students86 students538 students
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% Asian
2%
6%
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% Hispanic
4%
19%
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% Black
10%
17%
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% White
84%
49%
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Diversity Score0.280.69
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College Completion Rate
100%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$59,700$35,200

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $9,261 is less than the state average of $16,236. The private state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$9,261$16,236
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$14,758$13,006
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,549
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Acceptance Rate42%70%
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Source: 2016 (or 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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