El Camino Community College District

Torrance, CA 90506

El Camino Community College District is one of the 103 public 2-year colleges in California. Its campus is large in size and located in a suburb in Torrance. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 32% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

El Camino Community College District's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $1,104, and fees were $38. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,808 and $38 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeLarge
Student to Faculty Ratio28:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs Offered

The El Camino Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program is a rigorous program intended to prepare students academically and personally for a career in nursing. The Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

The program runs mandatory general orientation sessions each semester for prospective applicants and how to qualify for enrollment in the program.

The curriculum requires that nursing courses must be taken sequentially as should non nursing course not taken prior to entering the program. Applicants entering the program need to consult a nursing counselor for transferability of science courses.

Admissions Requirements:  

  • Meet the requirements for entry to the college
  • High school diploma  or GED equivalency certificate
  • Valid Social Security Number
  • Attend Mandatory Information Session
  • Meet the pre-requisites for nursing program with a minimum of 2.5 GPA (completed within seven years before date of application)
  • Complete a Nursing Program Verification form
  • TEAS V Exam

Prospective applicants can contact Nursing Counselors can schedule an appointment with a counselor. The department of nursing will review applicant’s documents only after a complete application with all supporting documents has been submitted.

All complete applications will be reviewed and ranked according to the Multi-Criteria Enrollment criteria.  Students who receive a conditional offer can choose to accept or decline the offer.  

Graduates from the nursing program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Licensing Examination to be licensed to practice as Registered Nursing.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 15 57
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1952 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1990 - 03/10/2014



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).

Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates --

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$46/credit
In State Students$46/credit
Out of State Students$242/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 $2,070 $2,070 $10,890
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $16,940
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $30,250
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, 64% of El Camino Community College District's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 44% $4,770
Other Federal Grant 13% $438
State Grant & Scholarships 63% $2,006
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- $999
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans -- $6,999


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$8,715
$30,001 to $48,000$9,412
$48,001 to $75,000$11,647
$75,001 to $110,000$12,529
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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

El Camino Community College District
16007 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, CA 90506

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