Carrington College-Sacramento is one of the seventy-four private, for-profit 2-year colleges in California. The campus is located in a suburb, in Sacramento.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,124 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 52 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 41 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 78%). Every year 56% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students1,124|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
The Carrington College practical nursing program is designed to enable students to earn a certificate in Vocational Nursing develops the skills and knowledge to provide nursing care to patients in healthcare settings. Upon earning the certificate or the associate degree in Vocational Nursing the school guarantees students to develop knowledge and skills needed to care for patients at an essential level, providing simple nursing care for patients who are experiencing common, well-defined health problems.
Graduates from the program will work under the supervision of a licensed physician or a Registered Nurse in a range of health care setting including doctor’s offices, clinics, community based health care and assisted living facilities.
The program is geared to training compassionate, responsible and self directed students to enter a field that can be both challenging and fulfilling.
The curriculum is intended to provide the appropriate combination of in class theoretical instruction with hands on clinical and laboratory practice in healthcare facilities in the area to allow a command of the skills required at the entry level.
Students will be instructed by passionate instructors with extensive nursing experience and prepared for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN).
- All applicants must be 18 years of age or more
- High School Diploma (or transcripts) or GED equivalency certificate
Additional information on the courses offered in this program, faculty, class schedules and admission requirements can be obtained by directly contacting Carrington College.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||7||31|
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges|
07/01/2001 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|Secondary school GPA Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Required|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
In 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of Carrington College-Sacramento's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||38%||$274|
|State Grant & Scholarships||2%||$1,076|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||43%||$243|
|Federal Student Loans||91%||$7,119|
$21,348Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$21,814|
|$30,001 to $48,000$21,872|
|$48,001 to $75,000$25,690|
|$75,001 to $110,000--|
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- California State PTA Continuing Education Scholarship for School Nurses
- FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships
- Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarships
- Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholarship Program
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.