Laboure College is a Roman Catholic commuter college located in Boston, Massachusetts. The school was founded by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent DePaul in 1892 as the Carney Hospital Training School for Nurses in South Boston.In 1954 it moved to its current location in Dorchester. In 2009 the official name of the college was changed back to Laboure College after having several name changes over the years. Laboure College specializes in nursing and health science programs for both two-year and four-year students.
Certification is provided in Coding, Health Information Technology, Nutrition & Food Management, and Neurodiagnostic Technology. Associate’s degrees are available in over 118 fields within Health Information Technology, Nursing, Nutrition, and Radiation Therapy. Bachelor’s degrees are available in 3 fields within the Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Every student will spend part of their program working alongside seasoned medical professionals at a medical facility, due to the college’s sponsor, Steward Health Care.
The student body at Laboure College is small, containing only 732 undergraduate students. Most students (93%) take part-time course loads while 7% take the full course load. Most students (91%) are female with a much smaller percentage of male students (9%). A little more than half of the students (60%) are White while the remaining students are Black (23%), Hispanic (7%), Asian (4%), or mixed races (6%). The minority of undergraduate students (30%) are 24 years old and younger and 71% of students are 25 years old and over. There are 70 faculty members consisting of 48 part-time faculty and 22 full-time faculty. The small school size gives way for a small student-to-faculty ratio of 7:1. The graduation rate for Laboure College is at its maximum at 100%.
Tuition and fees cost $26,855 per year and books and supplies are estimated to cost $1,000 yearly. Off-campus housing is estimated to cost $15,000 per year with $2,000 in additional expenses. Tuition payment plans are offered for all students. Financial aid is available to students who complete a FAFSA document to determine financial need (if any). All FAFSA applications must be received by April 1. Available financial aid includes: Laboure College Financial Aid, LPN Scholarship, Catholic High School Scholarship, Laboure College Scholarship Program, Alumni Tuition Benefit, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, MASSGrant, Part-time Massachusetts Grant Program, Massachusetts Gilbert Grant, Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Parent PLUS Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, Nursing Student Loan, Alternative Loan, and Federal Work-Study.
Special learning opportunities for students include: distance learning, weekend and evening classes, remedial tutoring, academic/career counseling, employment services, and placement services for graduates.
To apply for enrollment, an application fee of $50 must be paid. It is required for the student to submit his high school transcript, transcripts from any other schools attended, complete the Accuplacer exam, professional recommendations, and Test of English as a Foreign Language if necessary. Each specific department may have additional requirements to enroll. About half (52%) of all applicants will be accepted into the college and 42% of those students will enroll at LC.
Laboure College was first accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in 1975 and gained accreditation under the NEASC Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) in 2005.
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Religious Affiliation:Roman Catholic
Highest Level Of Offering:Bachelor's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:520
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