Coastal Alabama Community College - Bay Minette
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.
|Campus LocaleDistant Town|
|Number of Students4,968|
|Student to Faculty Ratio25:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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.
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|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||1||25|
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
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$117/credit|
|In State Students||$117/credit|
|Out of State Students||$234/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||15%||$2,087|
|State Grant & Scholarships||3%||$1,023|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||22%||$5,754|
|Federal Student Loans||55%||$4,862|
$7,458Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.