Central Oregon Community College

Bend, OR 97703

Central Oregon Community College (COCC) is located in Bend, Oregon. This community college was established back in 1949 and it now serves over 16,000 students. This is the oldest two-year college in the entire state of Oregon. It gives students the opportunity to earn various associate’s degrees as well as some certificates. There are a large number of different training programs that are designed to prepare a student to go right into a lucrative career opportunity. There are many four-year degrees that students can transfer their college credits over to, making it easy to continue on to work on earning a bachelor’s degree. COCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

The Central Oregon Community College nursing program gives students access to a practical nursing path and an associate’s degree in nursing path. There is also an advanced placement program for current LPNs who qualify and want to become a part of the RN program. COCC tiers their nursing program to allow students to enjoy the same curriculum for the first year regardless of what path they are taking. Students can choose to exit after the first year to seek licensure and become LPNs. Those who wish to continue on can pursue careers as RNs.


Campus LocaleSmall City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate57%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 10 32
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 5 9
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 96.5%
  • NCLEX-PN: 93.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
11/01/1966 - 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$95/credit
In State Students$130/credit
Out of State Students$266/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 $4,275 $5,850 $11,970
ADN 70 $6,650 $9,100 $18,620
BSN 125 $11,875 $16,250 $33,250
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, 82% of Central Oregon 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 45% $4,272
Other Federal Grant 4% $579
State Grant & Scholarships 67% $2,775
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 9% $2,255
Federal Student Loans 31% $5,302
Private Loans 1% $7,164


Average Net Price/year
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$7,798
$30,001 to $48,000$8,635
$48,001 to $75,000$11,238
$75,001 to $110,000$12,668
Over $110,000$12,712

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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: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Oregon state board of nursing.

Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97703

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