Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher, AZ 85552
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Eastern Arizona College is one of the twenty public 2-year colleges in Arizona. The campus is located in Thatcher town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 6,365 students attend the school. Every year 38% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students6,365
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate52%

Nursing Programs

Before applying to the program students are required to take a placement test to establish their Math class and will be tested in math prior to graduation to ensure the student meets the minimum math requirements for medical dosage calculations. The student should complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better before applying to the program. They must also hold a current Arizona Certified Nursing assistant number and submit an up to date physical and immunization form. While in the program the student must pass each required course with at least a “B” to remain in the program.

The program consists of a total of 71 credit hours. The curriculum includes courses such Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II as well as Microbiology and a Nutrition course. The student must hold at least a 2.00 grade point average and pass a reading assessment test with a grade level of 10 or above to be eligible for graduation.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 13 54
Certificate 7 50
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%
  • NCLEX-RN: 92%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1966 - 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$85/credit
In State Students$85/credit
Out of State Students$375/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 $3,825 $3,825 $16,875
ADN 70 $5,950 $5,950 $26,250
BSN 125 $10,625 $10,625 $46,875
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, 43% of Eastern Arizona 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 32% $4,654
Other Federal Grant 5% $680
State Grant & Scholarships 4% $724
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 21% $8,765
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans 1% $6,286


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$7,454
$30,001 to $48,000$7,792
$48,001 to $75,000$9,107
$75,001 to $110,000$9,396
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing.

Eastern Arizona College
615 N. Stadium Ave.
Thatcher, AZ 85552

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