Hopkinsville Community College

Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) is located in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. This school is an open-admissions two-year public college, established back in 1965. The school currently serves around 3,800 students and it offers many different academic opportunities.

HCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Aside from traditional academic courses that offer associate degrees, this school also has many vocational and technical training options. The school is a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

HCC has a nursing program that will greatly appeal to members of the community. This nursing program has many beneficial elements that make it a good fit for prospective nurses. The associate degree nursing program at HCC is a program that actively encourages excellence in all students. Students will be able to learn all of the right skills while being given the necessary tools to succeed as nurses. Educational experiences will be focused on preparing nursing students for their future careers while also getting them ready for the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. The nursing program at HCC is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students2,640
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate49%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 3 40
Certificate 0 0
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 18
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 94%
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1971 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
09/01/2000 - 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$162/credit
In State Students$162/credit
Out of State Students$567/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 $7,290 $7,290 $25,515
ADN 70 $11,340 $11,340 $39,690
BSN 125 $20,250 $20,250 $70,875
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, 97% of Hopkinsville 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 70% $3,941
Other Federal Grant 17% $759
State Grant & Scholarships 57% $1,487
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 8% $2,406
Federal Student Loans 27% $4,309
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$6,266
$30,001 to $48,000$6,569
$48,001 to $75,000$8,582
$75,001 to $110,000$10,402
Over $110,000$11,060

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Student Population













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: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kentucky state board of nursing.
Hopkinsville Community College
720 North Dr.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

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