Laredo Community College

Laredo, TX 78040
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Laredo Community College is located in Laredo, Texas and is now known as Laredo College (LC), having changed its name years ago. This school was established back in 1947 and it currently serves more than 8000 students. Students can take advantage of many educational opportunities at both the Fort McIntosh campus and the South Campus. This school offers many associate’s degree programs as well as several certificate programs. LC has received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

LC has two main nursing program options for students to consider. Students are able to pursue an associate’s degree in nursing or a certificate from the vocational nursing program. Students will learn the necessary skills to become licensed vocational nurses (LVN) in the vocational program and can pursue becoming registered nurses (RN) in the associate’s degree program. Nursing students will feel prepared to take the appropriate NCLEX licensure exam upon graduation. Students at LC have traditionally found great success in the nursing field. This nursing program is approved by the Texas State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students9,881
Student to Faculty Ratio25:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 11 27
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 4 23
Certificate 20 78
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 97.8%
  • NCLEX-RN: 98.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1957 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1973 - 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$50/credit
In State Students$100/credit
Out of State Students$152/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 $2,250 $4,500 $6,840
ADN 70 $3,500 $7,000 $10,640
BSN 125 $6,250 $12,500 $19,000
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, 84% of Laredo 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 74% $4,807
Other Federal Grant 28% $972
State Grant & Scholarships 18% $1,718
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 20% $1,572
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans 6% $2,029


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$5,300
$30,001 to $48,000$6,014
$48,001 to $75,000$7,064
$75,001 to $110,000$8,212
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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

Laredo Community College
West End Washington St
Laredo, TX 78040

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