Maria College of Albany, located in the capital region of New York State, is a small private institution founded in 1958 by the Sisters of Mercy. The college offers a nurturing campus setting with a focus on healthcare education, providing a range of associate and bachelor?s degree programs, with nursing being a particularly prominent field of study. Known for its supportive atmosphere, Maria College places significant emphasis on personalized attention and development through its moderate student-faculty ratio. The application process at Maria College is regarded as mildly selective, welcoming a diverse student body. As a commuter college, it does not provide on-campus housing. Maria College does not have an athletic program that is widely recognized in intercollegiate sports, instead prioritizing academic programs and professional preparation in healthcare disciplines.
In the most recent statistical year 162 prospective students applied, and 157 were granted admission. Of those admitted 61 enrolled in the school. 220 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 585 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $15,980 plus fees of $530.