Fresno City College

Fresno, CA 93741
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Fresno City College is one of the one hundred three public 2-year colleges in California. The campus is located in an urban area, in Fresno.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 22,771 students attend the school. Every year 18% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Fresno City College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,104, and fees were $200. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,744 and $200 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students22,771
Student to Faculty Ratio27:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs

The Fresno City College Nursing program is designed to prepare students for the provision of health care services. The program equips students with the scientific knowledge and technical skills required in the nursing profession as well as leadership and managerial expertise.

In class instruction is offered at the Fresno City College campus while Nursing Clinical practice is provided for at selected hospitals and other healthcare facilities in the local community.

Students who successfully complete the program are awarded an Associate of Science degree and are eligible to sit for the National Nursing Licensing examination as preamble to working in a structured health care environment.     

The curriculum is covered in four semesters of 9 or more credits. Students are able to take additional credits every semester to complete the general education requirements for the program. The program also offers additional specialized nursing electives to supplement the nursing education being offered.

The program is quite intensive and it is not recommended that a student works more than 16 hours per week during the nursing part of the section to insure technical ability and be ready for the National Nursing Examination.    

The courses and credits offered in the ADN program are designed to be transferable towards a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 41 181
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 77.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1952 - 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$46/credit
In State Students$46/credit
Out of State Students$281/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 $12,645
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $19,670
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $35,125
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 Fresno City 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 66% $4,368
Other Federal Grant 18% $538
State Grant & Scholarships 84% $2,064
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 6% $420
Federal Student Loans 2% $2,538
Private Loans -- --


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$3,127
$30,001 to $48,000$4,129
$48,001 to $75,000$5,599
$75,001 to $110,000$8,224
Over $110,000--

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
Fresno City College
1101 E. University Ave
Fresno, CA 93741

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