Imperial Valley College

Imperial, CA 92251

Imperial Valley College (IVC) is a college that is located in Imperial County, California. This college was founded in 1962 and it has around 7,000 students enrolled. The main campus of the college is located on a large 160-acre site in the city. This college offers many different degree programs and certificates for students to choose from. IVC seeks to provide students with truly excellent educational opportunities as it promotes a healthy academic environment. With so many opportunities present on the campus, students will always have many choices available to them. No matter what career path students decide to tread, they will be given all of the proper resources to find the success that they desire.

There are several different nursing programs that students can pursue at IVC as well. Students can choose to sign up for the RN program, the LVN to RN program, or the LVN program. There are other associated courses, such as EMT training, nursing assistant courses, medical assisting certificates, pharmacy technician degrees, and more. The nursing program is fully accredited and the staff is dedicated to helping nursing students to realize their full potential. Any nursing students who enroll in courses can expect to learn rapidly and to have all of the necessary resources to succeed. 


Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio32:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate76%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 0
Certificate 0 0
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.4%
  • NCLEX-PN: 83.6%

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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$209/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 $9,405
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $14,630
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $26,125
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, 90% of Imperial Valley 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 78% $4,858
Other Federal Grant 11% $363
State Grant & Scholarships 89% $2,375
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- $1,000
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans -- $12,371


Average Net Price/year
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$2,699
$30,001 to $48,000$3,297
$48,001 to $75,000$6,230
$75,001 to $110,000$7,874
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.

Imperial Valley College
380 E. Aten Road
Imperial, CA 92251

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