El Paso Community College

El Paso, TX 79925

El Paso Community College (EPCC) is located in El Paso, Texas and operates five different campuses. EPCC is a community college that was established back in 1972and has more than 24,000 students enrolled. This school has various associate’s degree programs and certificate programs. Students will also have transfer opportunities when they wish to continue their educational pursuits at four-year universities. EPCC is even well known for having a successful athletics program. The school has many team sports and is a part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) competing in Region V.

The EPCC nursing program allows students to pursue becoming professional nurses. Students can sign up for the vocational nursing program or the traditional associate’s degree in nursing program. Current LVNs can apply for the LVN-to-RN track and current paramedics can apply to the paramedic-to-RN track. All nursing programs will be preparing students with the necessary skills to function as a professional member of a medical team. Students will be prepared to take either the NCLEX-PN or NCLEX-RN licensure exams upon graduation, depending on their nursing path. The associate’s degree in nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeLarge
Student to Faculty Ratio25:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Certificate 10 45
Associate's degree 23 88
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 12 54
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1978 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1975 - 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$94/credit
In State Students$94/credit
Out of State Students$168/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 $4,230 $4,230 $7,560
ADN 70 $6,580 $6,580 $11,760
BSN 125 $11,750 $11,750 $21,000
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, 85% of El Paso Community 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 77% $5,104
Other Federal Grant 7% $1,383
State Grant & Scholarships 30% $2,003
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 4% $2,298
Federal Student Loans 5% $4,116
Private Loans -- --


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$3,950
$30,001 to $48,000$4,863
$48,001 to $75,000$6,858
$75,001 to $110,000$9,700
Over $110,000$10,331

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Student Population













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

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The Marsh Minority Scholarship

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

El Paso Community College
9050 Viscount Blvd
El Paso, TX 79925

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