• Helene Fuld College of Nursing is an independent single-purpose institution. Its mission is to provide the opportunity, through a career-ladder approach, for men and women to enhance their education and improve their nursing practice. The college endeavors to produce high quality and technically adaptable nurses who are able to function effectively in a changing society.

School Highlights

Helene Fuld College of Nursing serves 615 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is same as the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 61%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 615 students
  • Private-state tuition: $18,304
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 88%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Helene Fuld College of Nursing ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 55 teachers has grown by 111% over five years.
Helene Fuld College of Nursing
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
55 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Helene Fuld College of Nursing has grown by 38% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The Helene Fuld College of Nursing diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
615 students
1,437 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
245 students
858 students
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# Part-Time Students
370 students
579 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Helene Fuld College of Nursing.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
9%
8%
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% Hispanic
13%
24%
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% Black
64%
19%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Helene Fuld College of Nursing and the percentage of Black community college students in NY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
12%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Helene Fuld College of Nursing and the percentage of White community college students in NY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Non Resident races
n/a
3%
% Unknown races
n/a
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score
0.55
0.74
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College Completion Rate
61%
26%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Helene Fuld College of Nursing and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of NY by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$80,000
$35,200
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Helene Fuld College of Nursing and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of NY by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $18,304 is more than the state average of $16,522. The private state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$18,304
$16,522
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Helene Fuld College of Nursing and the private community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of NY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
91%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Helene Fuld College of Nursing and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$14,250
$14,216
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Helene Fuld College of Nursing and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in NY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,334
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Helene Fuld College of Nursing and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
100%
59%
This chart display the percent admitted of Helene Fuld College of Nursing and the community college average percent admitted of NY by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
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: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Helene Fuld College of Nursing of North General Hospital (a private, not-for-profit institution located in Harlem) has been educating nurses for over fifty years. Founded in 1945, Helene Fuld has always been at the forefront of nursing education. The uniqueness of the college's mission is its career ladder approach. Recognizing nursing as a multi-level career, the college is committed to advancing experienced licensed practical nurses to the associate degree registered nurse level in an accelerated one-year full-time program. Students also have the option of attending part-time. The facilities include classrooms, conference rooms, administrative offices, and nursing arts and science laboratories. A well-equipped Learning Center contains books, journals, audiovisual collections, and computer-assisted learning resources. The Helene Fuld College of Nursing Writing Center houses a computer laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art internet-ready student workstations. Helene Fuld is one of thirteen hospital-based schools in New York State that confers an associate degree in nursing. In 1981, it was the only hospital-based associate degree program in nursing to be accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), and, in 1988, the first school of its kind to receive full accreditation from the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 615 students
  • Private-state tuition: $18,304
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 88%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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