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Looking for a school that offers a dynamic learning environment, the most clinical educational opportunities and an unwavering dedication to the best nursing education? That’s what the Pomeroy College of Nursing is all about.

The Pomeroy College of Nursing, accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, a high-quality, independent regulatory agency with rigorous educational standards, offers a two-year associate’s degree in applied science with a major in nursing. For more than 100 years, the college has been recognized for strong leadership in anticipating the ever-changing needs in the healthcare environment.

Our college ranks among the top nursing programs in New York State and nationwide, featuring classroom, clinical, laboratory and computer-assisted study within a state-of-the-art teaching environment. Innovative program design, low student-to-instructor ratios and affordable tuition are among the college’s strengths. More than 5,000 men and women have graduated from the Pomeroy College of Nursing over its century of serving Central New York.


Student Consumer Information

Measures of Student Achievement
NCLEX-RN Success Rates (percentage of students who passed the licensing examination on the first attempt)
2016 2nd quarter – 91%
2015 – 79%
2014 – 80%
2013 – 88%

Pomeroy CON three-yr mean = 82.2
New York State three-yr mean = 78.5
United States three-yr mean = 83.1

Job Placement Rates
(percentage of graduates who obtained a RN position within 12 months of graduation*)
2014 – 89%
2013 – 78%
2012 – 87%

*Based on returned surveys

Retention Rates (percentage of original cohort who returned for the second year of study)
Cohort entering 2014 – 84%
Cohort entering 2013 – 85%
Cohort entering 2012 – 79%

Average retention rate for all two-yr institutions = 60%
*National Center for Education Statistics 2015

Program Completion Rates (three-yr graduation rate)
2013 – 66%
2012 – 62%
2011 – 59%

Average program completion for all two-yr institutions = 29%
Average program completion for all private/non-profit 2-yr institutions = 54%
*National Center for Education Statistics 2015

Additional information:

Privacy of Student Records (FERPA Policy)
Campus Crime Report
Sexual Misconduct Policy

Transfer Credit Policy - Transfer credit may be awarded for college courses that were completed prior to enrollment at Pomeroy College of Nursing. The following criteria are used for evaluation of transfer credits:

  • Course was successfully completed with a grade of “C” or higher
  • Content is similar in content, rigor, and credit hours to those in the Pomeroy College of Nursing curriculum.
  • Science courses (Anatomy & Physiology; Microbiology) completed within five (5) years of acceptance to the Pomeroy College of Nursing. Science courses completed outside of the five year time frame must be repeated.

Transfer credits are not included in the computation of the cumulative GPA.

*For specific policies related to Financial Aid, including how to apply, please see College catalog or click here.


Parents and Families

We would like for parents and families to be aware of the policies and procedures that we follow at the Pomeroy College of Nursing. This information we share with the students during orientation.


Title IX (sexual misconduct) compliance

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Campus Crime Report