Antelope Valley College

Lancaster, CA 93536
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Antelope Valley College is one of the fifty public 4-year colleges in California. The campus is located in a suburb, in Lancaster.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 14,125 students attend the school. Every year 24% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Antelope Valley College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,104, and fees were $20. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,480 and $20 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students14,125
Student to Faculty Ratio24:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

The program is offered in four semesters after enrollment in the first nursing course. Students will require a minimum of three more semesters to complete the pre-requisites for admission to the program.

The ADN program allows students the opportunity to sit for the national licensure examinations as well as serving as a bridge to acquire an advanced degree in nursing.

The curriculum at Antelope Valley College is a rigorous program which comprises of theoretical knowledge and clinical practice.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official High school transcript or GED
  • Physical examination for communicable diseases and other impairments
  • Pre-requisite courses completed with a ‘C’ grade or higher 
  • Minimum GPA of 2.4 for all college courses taken

Students accepted into the program will be required to purchase personal liability insurance and submit to a drug test and a criminal background check.

The Antelope Valley Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 18 81
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 87.1%
  • NCLEX-RN: 83.7%

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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$270/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 $12,150
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $18,900
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $33,750
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 Antelope Valley 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 63% $4,569
Other Federal Grant 5% $630
State Grant & Scholarships 82% $2,056
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 15% $770
Federal Student Loans 7% $3,828
Private Loans -- --


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$7,766
$30,001 to $48,000$8,245
$48,001 to $75,000$10,751
$75,001 to $110,000$11,701
Over $110,000$11,890

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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 California state board of nursing.
Antelope Valley College
3041 West Ave K
Lancaster, CA 93536

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