Columbia Gorge Community College

The Dalles, OR 97058
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Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) is located in The Dalles, Oregon. CGCC was established back in 1979. The school offers several associate’s degrees and certificate opportunities for students to consider. It is well known for offering many technical education programs that can teach students the necessary skills that they need for lucrative career paths. There are also online classes that are perfect for busy adults who want to fit in their academic pursuits whenever possible. CGCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

The CGCC nursing program gives students the opportunity to pursue either practical nursing or associate’s degrees in nursing. The curriculum has been designed to teach students all of the necessary skills to succeed in their desired career paths. Currently, CGCC is undergoing changes to the curriculum in order to adhere to the standard of the Oregon Consortium of Nursing Education. The CGCC nursing program is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing and the Oregon State Board of Education. Upon successful graduation from either nursing track, students will be prepared to apply for the NCLEX licensure exam.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students791
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate50%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 22
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 20
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 97.2%
  • NCLEX-RN: 86.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
06/26/2013 - 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$99/credit
In State Students$99/credit
Out of State Students$225/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 $4,455 $4,455 $10,125
ADN 70 $6,930 $6,930 $15,750
BSN 125 $12,375 $12,375 $28,125
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, 76% of Columbia Gorge 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 50% $4,102
Other Federal Grant 12% $515
State Grant & Scholarships 30% $2,000
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 8% $3,283
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$7,622
$30,001 to $48,000$8,186
$48,001 to $75,000$9,222
$75,001 to $110,000$12,124
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Oregon state board of nursing.
Columbia Gorge Community College
400 E Scenic Dr
The Dalles, OR 97058

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