College of the Sequoias

Visalia, CA 93277

Located in Visalia, California, College of the Sequoias is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 years to complete.

College of the Sequoias has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

College of the Sequoias's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $1,288 and fees $100. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,196 and $100 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio29:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN to ADN
  2. ADN

    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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 14
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 72

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from College of the Sequoias

Reedley College
21.14 miles away
Porterville College
25.25 miles away
West Hills College-Lemoore
28.4 miles away
Fresno City College
40.65 miles away
San Joaquin Valley College - Bakersfield
68.46 miles away
Merced College
94.91 miles away
Cuesta College
105.26 miles away
Cerro Coso Community College
105.79 miles away
Allan Hancock College
113.73 miles away
Gavilan College
132.62 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1952 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$1,554
30k to 48k$1,937
48k to 75k$3,932
75k to 110k$5,742
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $46.00 $257.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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College of the Sequoias
915 S. Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA 93277

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