Central Texas College

Killeen, TX 76549
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Central Texas College (CTC) is located in Killeen, Texas. CTC is a community college that was established in 1965. This community college is located very close to the Fort Hood military installation and has come to cater to the military in many ways. Students at CTC are able to earn associate’s degrees in many different areas of study. The school also has over forty different certificate programs to consider, making it a very practical option for those seeking vocational training in the community. There are even many online programs offered by the school for the convenience of all students. CTC is accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges.

CTC also offers three main nursing programs or paths that students will be able to follow. There is a traditional associate’s degree in nursing program, a licensed vocational nursing certificate program, and an LVN/paramedic-to-RN transition program. The nursing programs are all designed to help students learn the right skills to succeed in their professional careers. All nursing programs are approved by the Texas State Board of Nursing. The associate’s degree in nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Number of Students15,672
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate47%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 4 56
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 33
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 91.8%
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1978 - 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$90/credit
In State Students$113/credit
Out of State Students$235/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 $4,050 $5,085 $10,575
ADN 70 $6,300 $7,910 $16,450
BSN 125 $11,250 $14,125 $29,375
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, 68% of Central Texas 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 61% $5,037
Other Federal Grant -- $509
State Grant & Scholarships 6% $1,753
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 16% $942
Federal Student Loans 27% $2,929
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$4,014
$30,001 to $48,000$5,243
$48,001 to $75,000$6,235
$75,001 to $110,000$10,000
Over $110,000$10,005

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Student Population













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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
Central Texas College
6200 West Central Texas Expressway
Killeen, TX 76549

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