Calhoun Community College

Tanner, AL 35671
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John C Calhoun State Community College is located in Tanner, Alabama. This college offers 11 nationally accredited degree programs. It is a school that offers a robust educational environment for its students. Currently, the college offers four different degrees or certificates online for the convenience of those who are enrolled. This is a very large public community college that has been serving Alabama for many years. The college was founded in 1946 and was named after the seventh Vice-President of the United States, John C Calhoun. The campus itself is roughly 110 acres and features many classroom buildings, as well as a gymnasium.

As a college with around 10,000 students, this school offers many of the finest possible education programs to help students find lucrative new careers. The college offers one of the best nursing programs in the state of Alabama. Students will be able to make use of the pre-nursing program to help advise them down the right career path. The school has a renowned RN program that is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). All nursing programs have the full approval of the Alabama Board of Nursing as well. This is one of the most popular programs in the college and students can pursue becoming an LPN or an RN. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students9,861
Student to Faculty Ratio24:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 20 138
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 17
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 95.1%
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1972 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
12/01/1981 - 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$119/credit
In State Students$119/credit
Out of State Students$238/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 $5,355 $5,355 $10,710
ADN 70 $8,330 $8,330 $16,660
BSN 125 $14,875 $14,875 $29,750
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, 80% of Calhoun Community 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 48% $4,925
Other Federal Grant 6% $1,909
State Grant & Scholarships 2% $4,534
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 23% $2,622
Federal Student Loans 27% $4,756
Private Loans -- $4,417


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$3,854
$30,001 to $48,000$4,931
$48,001 to $75,000$7,021
$75,001 to $110,000$9,007
Over $110,000$9,535

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.
Calhoun Community College
6250 U S Highway 31 N
Tanner, AL 35671

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