Estrella Mountain Community College
Estrella Mountain Community College is one of the twenty public 2-year colleges in Arizona. The campus is located in a suburb, in Avondale.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 9,788 students attend the school. Every year 20% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Estrella Mountain Community College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $2,064, and fees were $30. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,848 and $30 respectively.
|Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb|
|Number of Students9,788|
|Student to Faculty Ratio24:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
Estrella Mountain Community College’s South West Skills Center offers a diverse practical nurse program that can be completed in as few as 46 weeks. This program prepares students for a career as a practical nurse by combining instruction in a classroom setting that includes lectures, videos, computer work and projects with important hands-on clinical learning, either in their state of the art laboratory or off campus in a real world work environment. The Arizona State Board of Nursing approves the program and after completion students will be able to apply to become a licensed practical nurse and take the NCLEX-PN in Arizona.
For admission into EMCC’s SWSC practical nursing program you must complete an HESI A2 entrance exam. The enrollment process also requires the student have a high school diploma or GED, documentation of immunizations, a current CPR certification card, and complete a criminal background check.
Students will be required to take such courses as essentials of practical nursing I and II and practical nursing science I and II. After completing the course they will be able to work directly under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse. They should be able to demonstrate the role of a practical nurse through excellent communication and caring behaviors while remaining professional and ethical.
The Associates degree-nursing program offered at Estrella Mountain community college offers individuals with the training and resources they need to become a registered nurse. The program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Students will be eligible to take the licensing exam after graduation and successful completion of the program.
Admission into the nursing program requires that candidates have a High school diploma or GED as well as submit to a drug screening and criminal background check. The student must also receive a fingerprint clearance card. Certain courses are required to be completed as prerequisites before applying to this program.
The program prepares students for a career as a registered nurse by providing hands-on clinical experience in a variety of health care settings. To complete the course the student will complete between61 and 74 total credit hours. The student must also maintain a “C” or better in all of the required courses. After Graduation the student should be prepared to take the licensing exam to become a registered nurse, however, completion of the program does not guarantee that the student will pass the licensing exam.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||0||2|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1997 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
06/01/1966 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$86/credit|
|In State Students||$86/credit|
|Out of State Students||$327/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 73% of Estrella Mountain Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||2%||$844|
|State Grant & Scholarships||--||$500|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||18%||$2,043|
|Federal Student Loans||14%||$3,224|
$6,908Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$5,961|
|$30,001 to $48,000$6,570|
|$48,001 to $75,000$8,448|
|$75,001 to $110,000$9,974|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing.