Long Beach City College

Long Beach, CA 90808
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Long Beach City College is one of the one hundred three public 2-year colleges in California. The campus is located in an urban area, in Long Beach.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 24,658 students attend the school. Every year 19% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Long Beach City College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,104, and fees were $84. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,416 and $84 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students24,658
Student to Faculty Ratio28:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs

The Long Beach City College Vocational Nursing Program is designed to enable students to transition from Licensed Vocational Nursing to the Associate Degree Nursing Program.

Students who complete the one year full time study program completing all AND pre-requisites will be eligible to apply the AND program to become a Registered Nurse.

Students who are Certified Nursing Assistants or those who have successfully completed VN 215 Fundamentals of Nursing course and have met one of the pre-requisites towards applying for the VN program.

Graduates of the Vocational Nursing program are eligible to apply to take the National Licensing Examination for vocational practical nursing (NCLEX-PN).

Admission Requirements:

  • All nursing program applicant will need to have a clear background check, health screen and immunizations, obtain malpractice insurance and CPR certification from the American Heart Association as well as other requirements made by clinical training institutions.
  • Open enrollment will end the Saturday before class commences even if there are spaces available in the class. Students desiring to enroll after this date will need to attend the class and request permission from the instructor. It is possible to email the instructor for a permission number for online courses.
  • The nursing program is required to maintain health and safety information and records on all students according to standards established by the Orange County/Long Beach Consortium for Nursing and clinical agencies. 


Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 34
Associate's degree 1 16
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years 0 0
Certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 79.8%
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1952 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1966 - 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$309/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 $13,905
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $21,630
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $38,625
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, 74% of Long Beach City 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 56% $4,537
Other Federal Grant 14% $380
State Grant & Scholarships 73% $1,856
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- $1,000
Federal Student Loans 2% $5,004
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$3,857
$30,001 to $48,000$4,603
$48,001 to $75,000$6,513
$75,001 to $110,000$8,679
Over $110,000$10,836

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
Long Beach City College
4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808

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