Glendale Community College

Glendale, CA 91208
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Glendale Community College is a popular two-year community college that is located in Glendale, California. It was originally named Glendale Junior College when it was founded in 1927. Since then, the college has undergone changes and it has turned into the large community college that it is today. This school serves many students with over 19,000 enrolled. It has a very large campus with 100 acres and 15 permanent buildings. Students can expect many opportunities at this college as there are many different degree programs and certificates that can be earned. This is a community college with many departments and it gives students access to all of the resources that they need to find success.

The nursing program at GCC is very respected and it has produced many fine nurses over the years. Students can pursue the RN program while expecting a very thorough education. This school offers students great facilities for learning with all of the resources that a prospective nurse could need while learning. The Glendale Registered Nursing Program is fully recognized and approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. It has all of the best credentials and instructors with many years of experience to pass on to students. Students from this nursing program go on to become strong members of the workforce regularly, so there is a very high rate of success. 

The school offer RN-to-BSN program in collaboration with partner universities 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students14,598
Student to Faculty Ratio26:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate76%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 0
Associate's degree 15 58
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.6%

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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$261/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 $11,745
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $18,270
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $32,625
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, 70% 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% $4,919
Other Federal Grant 1% $378
State Grant & Scholarships 68% $1,916
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 1% $4,468
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$2,415
$30,001 to $48,000$3,207
$48,001 to $75,000$5,974
$75,001 to $110,000$6,495
Over $110,000$8,515

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
Glendale Community College
1500 N Verdugo Rd
Glendale, CA 91208

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