Contra Costa College

San Pablo, CA 94806

Located in San Pablo, California, Contra Costa College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 year to complete.

The institution is part of California Community College System that operates 10 campuses in Sacramento, Bakersfield, Barstow, Oroville, Aptos, Norwalk, Ridgecrest, Hayward, Rancho Cucamonga, Kentfield.

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

Contra Costa College in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $1,288 and fees $20. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,924 and $20 respectively.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate68%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN to ADN
  2. ADN

    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:

    1. Take and pass TEAS V examination
    2. Health clearance and criminal background check and drug screening as required by clinical agencies
    3. 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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 40

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Contra Costa College

Carrington College California - Emeryville
9.18 miles away
College of Marin
11.34 miles away
Merritt College
15.64 miles away
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - Concord
15.87 miles away
City College of San Francisco
17.77 miles away
Napa Valley College
21.32 miles away
Solano Community College
22.03 miles away
Chabot College
25.92 miles away
Los Medanos College
26.31 miles away
College of San Mateo
29.99 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$6,579
30k to 48k$7,123
48k to 75k$8,102
75k to 110k--
Over 110k--
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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 $283.00

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
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Contra Costa College
2600 Mission Bell Dr
San Pablo, CA 94806

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