Clatsop Community College

Astoria, OR 97103
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Clatsop Community College is located in Astoria, Oregon. Clatsop was established in 1958 and it is a comprehensive community college that serves the entire county. The school has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Students are able to earn many different associate’s degrees and certificates at this school. There are also a number of workforce training and education for life courses that students can take advantage of. Students can also enjoy several transfer opportunities to four-year universities upon graduation.

The nursing program at Clatsop is very highly regarded. This is a registered nursing program that allows students to work toward earning associate’s degrees. The Clatsop Community College registered nursing program has been ranked #1 for the “Best RN Programs in Oregon” list that was put out by The class sizes help to give students the best individual attention possible and the school has a very experienced faculty that is willing to pass their expertise down to the next generation. The program consistently produces successful nurses and graduates of this program are sought after. Successful graduates will be fully prepared to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students819
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate44%

Nursing Programs

The practical nursing program at Clatsop is not a standalone program. They have ADN program that is also used to train LPNs. The first 4 terms of the ADN program is dedicated for training LPNs. Students who wish to become LPN can complete the LPN portion and exist the program by taking their certificate and head to the NCLEX PN exam.

A note on the school's website also points out that they will be starting to integrate TEAS exam as part of their admission qualification process starting 2014.

The program accepts a very small number of students, usually less than 20 and most students are enrolled for the RN program.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 2 12
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 14
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 95.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
09/01/1965 - 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 $15
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$99/credit
In State Students$99/credit
Out of State Students$198/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 $8,910
ADN 70 $6,930 $6,930 $13,860
BSN 125 $12,375 $12,375 $24,750
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, 71% of Clatsop 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 49% $3,866
Other Federal Grant 24% $570
State Grant & Scholarships 29% $1,917
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 11% $5,602
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$9,177
$30,001 to $48,000$9,845
$48,001 to $75,000$11,790
$75,001 to $110,000$14,788
Over $110,000$14,788

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Oregon state board of nursing.
Clatsop Community College
1651 Lexington Avenue
Astoria, OR 97103

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