Contra Costa College
San Pablo, CA 94806
Contra Costa College is one of the 103 public 2-year colleges in California. Its campus is medium in size and located in a suburb in San Pablo. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.
Every year 25% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
Contra Costa College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $1,288, and fees were $24. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $8,400 and $24 respectively.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Student to Faculty Ratio23:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
Nursing Programs Offered
The Contra Costa College Nursing program is intended to prepare nursing professionals who are able to meet the healthcare needs of individuals, families and communities.
The faculty at Contra is committed to teamwork, collaboration, inquiry, critical thinking and creativity, technical competence, excellence in the safe practice of our profession based on research and evidence and promoting respect for the individual and family.
Application into the nursing program is competitive. The application for admission is available on the Contra Costa College nursing web page, or the Admissions and Records web page.
Admission Pre-requisites in addition to standard requirements:
- Take and pass TEAS V examination
- Health clearance and criminal background check and drug screening as required by clinical agencies
- Pre-requisite Courses to be completed with a ‘C’ grade or better to qualify for admission (Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Microbiology, English Composition, Drug Dosage Calculations, and Pharmacology with a minimum GPA of 2.75 ) (Introduction to Sociology, General Psychology, Human Communication and Development Psychology with a Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0)
Licensed Vocational Nurse and Practical Nurses are admitted into the third semester of the nursing program with the same pre-requisite courses as above with the required GPA to be eligible.
Transfer applicants who completed part of a nursing curriculum, theory and clinical at another institution must follow the same application process as any other advanced placement applicant. (The same pre-requisite courses are required).
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges|
01/01/1952 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$46/credit|
|In State Students||$46/credit|
|Out of State Students||$300/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 70% of Contra Costa College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||13%||$373|
|State Grant & Scholarships||67%||$1,662|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||9%||$1,119|
|Federal Student Loans||1%||$4,259|
$7,509Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$5,680|
|$30,001 to $48,000$6,619|
|$48,001 to $75,000$8,409|
|$75,001 to $110,000$10,740|
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