Cochise College

Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Cochise College is located in Sierra Vista, Arizona. This school was founded in 1964 and it offers a wide variety of different associate's degree programs. There are over 7,000 students enrolled in this community college and many large universities work with this school to transfer credits. It is a great school to go to when students are planning on transferring to a four-year college down the line. One of the most unique aspects of this school is that it has a school-owned airport that is used as a part of its aviation program. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. It also holds memberships in the Arizona Community College Association and the American Association of Community Colleges, and many more prestigious groups.

Those who are looking into nursing programs will find that Cochise College is among the best options in the state of Arizona. The community college offers a nursing program that teaches practical nursing skills, theory, and everything else that prospective nurses need to succeed in their career path. Students can earn both RN and LPN degrees under this program. It is also possible to pursue an LPN certificate. 


Campus LocaleSmall City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate62%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 12 51
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 11 51
Certificate 17 83
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 86.8%
  • NCLEX-PN: 97.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1984 - 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$82/credit
In State Students$82/credit
Out of State Students$260/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 $3,690 $3,690 $11,700
ADN 70 $5,740 $5,740 $18,200
BSN 125 $10,250 $10,250 $32,500
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, 77% of Cochise 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 60% $4,848
Other Federal Grant 6% $1,000
State Grant & Scholarships 5% $479
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 21% $3,057
Federal Student Loans 8% $4,206
Private Loans -- $21,789


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$5,450
$30,001 to $48,000$6,118
$48,001 to $75,000$7,457
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

Relevant scholarships

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Arizona Past Presidents’ Parley Nurses Scholarship

The amount of the scholarship is to be $600.00 annually to not less than a second year student nurse who is enrolled in an accredited institution In Arizona awarding a degree as ...

Don and Virginia Butterfield Scholarship - Graduate

Applicant must be a Cochise College graduate pursuing higher education at a university in addition to having and maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Sigma Theta Tau Nursing International Scholarship

Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students in the nursing program at Northern Arizona University. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need.

Ruth E. Nicolls Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Applicants must be full-time undergraduates in the nursing program at Northern Arizona University. Students must have completed freshmen year courses with at least a 3.0 grade point average. ...

Jory Dorman Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be admitted into the nursing program at Northern Arizona University. Students must have graduated from a Flagstaff, Arizona area high school. Applicants must have a grade point ...

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing.

Cochise College
901 N Colombo Ave
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

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