Amarillo College

Amarillo, TX 79109
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Amarillo College (AC) is located in Amarillo, Texas. AC is a two-year community college that was established back in 1929. This school has grown substantially over time and it now serves more than 11,000 students. There are many associate’s degrees to be earned at this school as well as some certificates. The school even offers those in the community various workforce development and continuing education opportunities. Graduates of AC go on to find professional success and the school has produced respected professionals in various fields.

The AC nursing program is a very popular area of study. Students can earn associate’s degrees in nursing or vocational nursing certificates at this school. The vocational certificate will impart all of the necessary knowledge for a student to become a licensed vocational nurse (LVN). The associate’s degree program is designed to prepare students to become skilled registered nurses. AC has a nursing resource center that allows nursing students to hone their skills in a hospital-like setting. There is a clinical simulation laboratory within this facility that will give students unique training opportunities. There are various clinical experiences at local hospitals and healthcare agencies that are part of the curriculum as well. This nursing program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. The ADN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students10,259
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate76%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 12 137
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 2
Certificate 0 3
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 92.7%
  • NCLEX-RN: 93.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1933 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
04/01/1971 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$89/credit
In State Students$132/credit
Out of State Students$196/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,005 $5,940 $8,820
ADN 70 $6,230 $9,240 $13,720
BSN 125 $11,125 $16,500 $24,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 77% of Amarillo College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 61% $4,297
Other Federal Grant 1% $800
State Grant & Scholarships 10% $2,338
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 14% $1,567
Federal Student Loans 14% $5,611
Private Loans -- $5,500


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$2,960
$30,001 to $48,000$3,926
$48,001 to $75,000$5,376
$75,001 to $110,000$7,436
Over $110,000$7,898

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
Amarillo College
2011 S. Washington
Amarillo, TX 79109

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