Coastal Alabama Community College - Bay Minette

Bay Minette, AL 36507
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Coastal Alabama is a member of Alabama Community College System which consistents of twenty-three higher education and career development institutions. Coastal Alabama community college is formed through the consolidation of Alabama Southern Community College, Faulkner State Community College, and Jefferson Davis Community College at the end of 2016.

The institution offers various nursing programs including LPN, ADN and mobility programs such as LPN-to-ADN and paramedic-to-ADN in the following campuses: Bay Minette, Fairhope, Brewton, Atmore, Monroeville, and Thomasville.

Admission into Coastal Alabama nursing programs is based upon point based system which takes ACT and nursing prerequisites GPA into consideration.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students4,968
Student to Faculty Ratio25:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate60%

Nursing Programs

The Licensed Practical Nursing program is designed to produce graduates who are caring, knowledgeable and competitive in the job market. The college ensures this by having suitably qualified instructors, modern laboratories and clinical experiences. The FSCC licensed nursing program is accredited by the NLNAC. After successfully graduating, students may apply to take the NCLEX-PN.

The LPN program is offered as a full time day program. Students are supposed to complete the 50 credit hours in 3 semesters as per the schedule. Both general and nursing knowledge is imparted on the students to increase their technical skills required in the nursing profession.

Core courses in the curriculum include the Fundamentals of Nursing, Pharmacology, Adult Nursing, Maternal and Child Nursing, Psychosocial Nursing and Role transition. The program starts at the fall semester and is offered at Fairhope campus. The deadline for application to the program is June 1.

Admission Requirments

The Nursing program is highly competitive. Prospective students must apply to be considered for admission. Similarly, prior to application, a student must have passed the TEAS V examination. Students are highly advised to seek the services of a nursing advisor who will advise them accordingly on matters related to our LPN program.

The college offers review to students prior to taking the NCLEX exams. The review ensures students are adequately prepared for the examination.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 12 46
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 25
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%
  • NCLEX-RN: 98.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
10/01/2006 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
10/01/2006 - 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$117/credit
In State Students$117/credit
Out of State Students$234/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 $5,265 $5,265 $10,530
ADN 70 $8,190 $8,190 $16,380
BSN 125 $14,625 $14,625 $29,250
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, 88% of Coastal Alabama Community College - Bay Minette's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 54% $5,076
Other Federal Grant 15% $2,087
State Grant & Scholarships 3% $1,023
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 22% $5,754
Federal Student Loans 55% $4,862
Private Loans 1% $7,056


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$5,645
$30,001 to $48,000$6,685
$48,001 to $75,000$8,828
$75,001 to $110,000$11,109
Over $110,000$10,984

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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: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.
Coastal Alabama Community College - Bay Minette
1900 US Hwy 31 S
Bay Minette, AL 36507

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