Centura College-Norfolk

Norfolk, VA 23518
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Centura College-Norfolk is one of the sixteen private, for-profit 2-year colleges in Virginia. The campus is located in an urban area, in Norfolk.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 193 students attend the school. Every year 91% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Centura College-Norfolk's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $16,200, and fees were $137. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $16,200 and $137 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students193
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs

The Centura College is accredited by the Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Practical Nursing program is designed to prepare students for a career in medicine. The practical nursing curriculum offers instruction in academic and practical nursing courses.

The program offers training in a range of courses including, physiology, anatomy, medical terminology and training in safety and infection control nursing procedures.

Theoretical instruction in the classroom will be reinforced with practical clinical components offering opportunities for direct patient care.

The faculty at Centura is qualified to provide students with the necessary tools to succeed in the nursing profession. The instructors are committed to providing a conducive environment with personal, hands on, friendly and informative programs. The program offers a high standard of education to train students that are equipped to function within the healthcare setting.

Admission Requirements:

1.    High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate

2.    Official transcripts for all applicable coursework

3.    Physical Examinations (including all laboratory tests and immunization series)

4.    Completion of all pre-requisite courses with satisfactory grades

5.    Satisfactory grade point average for all relevant courses

6.    College placement examinations or equivalents

7.    Drug screening

8.    Criminal background check (which is required by healthcare facilities and the licensing body)

The nursing program is tailored to fit in the requirements of working adults who require a flexible schedule. 

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 7
Certificate 0 3
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 48.9%


Institutional Accreditations
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
04/26/1987 - 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).

Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates --

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$675/credit
In State Students$675/credit
Out of State Students$675/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 $30,375 $30,375 $30,375
ADN 70 $47,250 $47,250 $47,250
BSN 125 $84,375 $84,375 $84,375
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, 92% of Centura College-Norfolk's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 86% $5,145
Other Federal Grant 39% $480
State Grant & Scholarships 2% $225
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 2% $1,514
Federal Student Loans 92% $11,980
Private Loans 14% $4,140


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$24,347
$30,001 to $48,000$25,123
$48,001 to $75,000$28,033
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000$29,882

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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: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.
Centura College-Norfolk
7020 North Military Highway
Norfolk, VA 23518

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