Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, TX 78404

Del Mar College (DMC) is located in Corpus Christi, Texas. DMC was established back in 1935 and it serves over 12,000 students. There are a large number of associate’s degree programs and there are also many certificate program options. Students are able to take advantage of the various transfer programs at this school in order to continue their educational pursuits at four-year universities. With more than 50 university transfer majors, this school is a very practical choice for those who are just starting their college lives. DMC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The DMC nursing program offers the traditional associate’s degree in nursing path or the vocational nursing path. There will also be options for LVN-to-RN transition track programs. Students of this nursing school will be able to enjoy a pathway to a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing as well. DMC has various transfer partnerships that make it easy to transfer to a BSN program. The nursing program at DMC is 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).


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate63%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 4
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 8
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.3%
  • NCLEX-PN: 94.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1946 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1970 - 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$61/credit
In State Students$61/credit
Out of State Students$98/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 $2,745 $2,745 $4,410
ADN 70 $4,270 $4,270 $6,860
BSN 125 $7,625 $7,625 $12,250
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, 72% of Del Mar 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 60% $4,855
Other Federal Grant -- $600
State Grant & Scholarships 7% $2,138
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 23% $1,251
Federal Student Loans 16% $3,076
Private Loans 1% $6,527


Average Net Price/year
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$4,428
$30,001 to $48,000$5,260
$48,001 to $75,000$7,194
$75,001 to $110,000$9,899
Over $110,000$10,348

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Student Population













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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ACE Scholarship Program

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FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships

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McKesson Scholarships

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Govind and Bahkti Nadkarni Engineering Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating senior or current college student in the Coastal Bend with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must plan to attend Del Mar College or Texas A&M - Kingsville and pursue a ...

Cecil E. Burney Scholarship

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.

Del Mar College
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

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