There are three schools in my area I could consider:
#1 ADN program, state college, 98% NCLEX pass rate, small classes and a sense of community among the students and faculty (I visited), reasonable tuition, 1/2 hour commute, very competitive admissions--400+ applicants for 48 spaces. Two year program.
#2 BSN program; private college; 82% NCLEX pass rate; slightly larger classes and the students seemed highly competitive among themselves; slightly less clinical time; high tuition; 1/2 hour commute; provided minimum requirements were met, if you applied by a certain date you got in--this program still has space available for the fall. Since I already have a bachelor's, I'd get the BSN in 2.5 years.
#3 Very similar to #1, but an hour+ commute and many late afternoon-evening classes (I have kids, so I want a day program while they are in school).
The above order was my preference for attending them (I got into #1 & 2 and was wait-listed for #3). I will be going to #1 in the fall.
The NCLEX pass rate meant a lot to me, as did increased clinical time and more competitive admissions coupled with a sense of community. I'd rather be with peers who are strong, well-prepared students willing to work together as a team and support one another. The lower tutition was a plus, too, as I have a son who'll be a college freshman and the $ can only go so far! I will likely pursue a BSN later, but I'll let my first employer pay for that!
All three are good programs. I probably could have been happy at any one of the three, and I was prepared to attend either of the other two if I hadn't been accepted at my top choice.
Good luck making your choice!