Glendale Community College

Glendale, AZ 85302
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Glendale Community College (GCC) is located in Glendale, Arizona. This community college is among the largest in all of Arizona and it has over 19,000 students enrolled. Glendale opened its doors in 1965 and the main campus is 147 acres. This school offers many different associate's degree programs for students to pursue. There are also many certificate programs and industry-specific training options that will appeal to prospective students. The credits that are earned at Glendale Community College can be transferred to several major Universities. This is one of the largest community colleges in the entirety of the United States.

Nursing opportunities at this school are vast and many different programs are available to students. Enrolled students can pursue an LPN, ADN, or CNA education. The nursing programs offer smaller class sizes than those at the nearby universities while also managing to keep the costs lower. GCC is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The entire nursing program is also fully approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. There are many courses that will appeal to nurses that are continuing their education, as well as those who are new nursing students. This program also offers the ability to earn a bachelor's degree while earning an associate's degree through the Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP). 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students19,033
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 24 150
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 7
Certificate 8 55
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 95.8%
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1967 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1970 - 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$86/credit
In State Students$86/credit
Out of State Students$327/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 $3,870 $3,870 $14,715
ADN 70 $6,020 $6,020 $22,890
BSN 125 $10,750 $10,750 $40,875
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, 68% of Glendale 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 52% $4,438
Other Federal Grant 2% $854
State Grant & Scholarships -- $500
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 23% $1,697
Federal Student Loans 10% $3,190
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$6,167
$30,001 to $48,000$6,622
$48,001 to $75,000$8,470
$75,001 to $110,000$10,818
Over $110,000$10,980

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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: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing.
Glendale Community College
6000 W Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302

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