College of the Sequoias

Visalia, CA 93277
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College of the Sequoias is one of the one hundred three public 2-year colleges in California. The campus is located in an urban area, in Visalia.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 12,277 students attend the school. Every year 29% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

College of the Sequoias's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,288, and fees were $102. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,084 and $102 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students12,277
Student to Faculty Ratio29:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs

The College of the Sequoias Associate Degree Registered Nurse and Licensed Vocational Nurse and Registered Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, and successful completion of the requirements qualifies the graduate to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

The four semester program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment as well as for further study in the field of Nursing.

Students who graduate from this program are prepared for the role of care provider in a range of healthcare settings and as administrators. The curriculum allows for experience in a variety of health care settings including surgical, medical, perinatal, pediatric, geriatric and psychotic health.

Admission Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or GED equivalency certificate
  • Total GPA of 2.5 or higher for all college level courses
  • A minimum of a ‘C’ grade of higher for English 1
  • Complete 4 semester units including a lab component in each Biology pre-requisite course (With no more than one repeat)
  • TEAS exam score of 62% or higher in the first three attempts

LVN-RN bridge program additional requirements:

  • LVN Program Certificate
  • LVN License
  • IV Certification

The following courses are mandatory pre-requisites to be completed before application for entry into the RN program (BIOLOGY 30 Human Anatomy, BIOLOGY 31 Human Physiology, BIOLOGY 40 Microbiology, and ENGLISH 1)

Successful applicants are required to complete the following before the first class session of the Nursing Program: Attend Mandatory Orientation, present current CPR certification for health workers from the American Heart Association, possesses a valid California Driver’s License and California Auto Insurance, Present Health Clearance including required immunizations and physical Exam.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 19 53
Certificate 3 24
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1952 - 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$46/credit
In State Students$46/credit
Out of State Students$253/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 $2,070 $2,070 $11,385
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $17,710
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $31,625
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 College of the Sequoias's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 63% $4,324
Other Federal Grant 6% $449
State Grant & Scholarships 80% $2,235
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 1% $4,022
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$931
$30,001 to $48,000$1,800
$48,001 to $75,000$4,317
$75,001 to $110,000$5,955
Over $110,000--

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
College of the Sequoias
915 S. Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA 93277

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