Allan Hancock College

Santa Maria, CA 93454

Allan Hancock College (AHC) is a public two-year community college that is located in Santa Maria, California. This community college was established all the way back in 1920 and it has a very rich history. It has a very large campus that is 105 acres, ensuring that there is ample room for the over 13,000 students that are enrolled in the school. This is a college that is very renowned and it has received rewards in the past that recognize its excellence. In 2011, the school was ranked as one of the top five community colleges in California and was also in the top 120 community college list for the entirety of the US. The school has many different programs of study and it also has several popular athletics programs that help to add to the charm of the college.

This school has three nursing programs. Students will be able to pursue Certified Nursing Assisting (CNA), Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN), and Registered Nursing (RN) programs. All three of these nursing programs are very thorough and seek to provide students with everything that they need to succeed. The RN program is particularly popular and is fully accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing. 


Campus LocaleMidsize City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio23:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate76%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 2 28
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 31
Certificate 9 74
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 81%
  • NCLEX-PN: 96%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1952 - 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$46/credit
In State Students$46/credit
Out of State Students$234/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 $2,070 $2,070 $10,530
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $16,380
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $29,250
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, 84% of Allan Hancock 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 49% $4,418
Other Federal Grant 1% $557
State Grant & Scholarships 78% $1,917
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 1% $635
Federal Student Loans 3% $4,943
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
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$2,912
$30,001 to $48,000$3,478
$48,001 to $75,000$5,550
$75,001 to $110,000$7,592
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.

Allan Hancock College
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454

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