Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing

Tel: (518)271-3285
  • For over a century, Memorial Hospital School of Nursing at Albany Memorial Hospital and Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing have provided students with specialized knowledge, practical skills and caring values, preparing them for fulfilling and rewarding careers in nursing.
School Highlights
  • Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing serves 164 students (4% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing is one of 2 community colleges within Rensselaer County, NY.
  • The nearest community college is Hudson Valley Community College (2.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 13 teachers has grown by 30% over five years.
Samaritan Hospital 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, non-profit Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 13 staff 75 staff
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 164 has grown by 19% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.18 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 55% over five years.
Total Enrollment 164 students 1,316 students
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 27:1
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 6 students 911 students
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 158 students 405 students
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
4%
6%
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Asian (2009-2016)
% Hispanic
-
19%
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Hispanic (2008-2013)
% Black
6%
17%
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Black (2007-2016)
% White
90%
48%
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing White (2007-2016)
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.18 0.70
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
100%
27%
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $48,200 $35,300
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $11,211 is less than the state average of $16,000. The private state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $11,211 $16,000
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 50% 93%
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $14,250 $13,747
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $7,750 $5,868
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 100% 73%
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Because Memorial School of Nursing and Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing are sister schools, classes may be shared and held on either campus. Both schools have classroom and clinical laboratory facilities where students attend nursing theory classes, then practice and enhance their skills. We also have a relationship with Hudson Valley Community College where students complete curricular requirements in the sciences and humanities. Since our schools are affiliated with Northeast Health, the region's most comprehensive network of healthcare and community services, students can participate in clinical and observational experiences in a variety of care settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, physician offices and daycare centers. Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing also offers a Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate (LPN) program. Practical nurses are important members of the healthcare team and can be found anywhere healthcare is delivered – in hospitals, nursing homes and other exciting settings. Our Registered Nurse (RN) program will educate and prepare students to become skilled and competent professional nurses. Graduates earn a two-year associate's in science degree and are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Exam required for licensure as a RN. In addition, graduates of the RN program can pursue a BSN degree at Russell Sage College, SUNY College of Technology at Utica/Rome, SUNY at New Paltz, Pace University, Lienhard School of Nursing, and SUNY at Plattsburgh with junior status in accordance with the individual college's admission standards and curriculum guidelines. Our dynamic faculty come from diverse backgrounds with extensive professional experience – providing you with the very best in classroom instruction and clinical skill-building. Faculty members believe that nursing is a blend of both scientific knowledge and the art of caring and promote a holistic approach to patient care. And, our low student/teacher ratio allows for more personalized attention.

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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,476 per year for in-state students and $9,943 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,000 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 0.66. The most diverse community college in New York is St Paul's School of Nursing-Queens. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.