Hartnell College

Salinas, CA 93901

Located in Salinas, California, Hartnell College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 year to complete.

Hartnell College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Hartnell College in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $1,400 and fees $20. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,650 and $20 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio35:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate76%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. ADN
  2. RN to BSN
  3. LPN

    The Hartnell College Vocational Nursing Program is a newly redesigned 12 month program. The program is a year round course of study consisting of theoretical classroom instruction and clinical experience and laboratory competency.

    The Vocational Nursing Program trains students to be licensed as vocational nurses to practice under the supervision of a registered nurse or a physician in a range of setting including medical offices, clinics, hospitals, correctional facilities, home health agencies and long term facilities.

    Admission Requirements:

    1. Hartnell College Admission for Application (general college application)
    2. High School Diploma or GED equivalency certificate (required by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians of the State of California)
    3. Complete application to the VN program
    4. Complete pre-requisite programs (all pre-requisite courses or equivalents must be completed with a 'C' grade or higher)
    5. Official college transcripts

    The Vocational Nursing program receives more applications than there are spaces available. Admission will be based on the GPA and or work experience of the applicants.

    Letters of recommendation and performance ratings from persons familiar with the work experience and education of the applicant in a health related field such as paramedic, nursing assistant, medical assistant or instructors will be considered during the process. Personal references will not be considered.

    Admission Deadline is October. It is the responsibility of the applicant to seek answers to questions from the nursing department administrators, counseling faculty, Admission and Records Office and faculty members.

    The college will require health screening, a series of immunizations a criminal background check after an applicant has been conditionally accepted into the program.

    It is recommended that students in the program work no more than 16 hours a week due to the considerable clinical time commitment and rigorous coursework required.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 23
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 34

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Hartnell College

Monterey Peninsula College
13.3 miles away
Gavilan College
21.46 miles away
Cabrillo College
26.1 miles away
Evergreen Valley College
43.74 miles away
Institute of Medical Education
47.14 miles away
De Anza College
49.21 miles away
Mission College
52.52 miles away
Ohlone College
60.56 miles away
College of San Mateo
69.9 miles away
Chabot College
71.15 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1952 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$8,598
30k to 48k$8,842
48k to 75k$11,776
75k to 110k$13,347
Over 110k--
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $46.00 $200.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Hartnell College
411 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901

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