Los Medanos College

Pittsburg, CA 94565
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Los Medanos College is one of the one hundred three public 2-year colleges in California. The campus is located in a suburb, in Pittsburg.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 9,048 students attend the school. Every year 34% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Los Medanos's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,288, and fees were $24. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $8,400 and $24 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students9,048
Student to Faculty Ratio24:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate72%

Nursing Programs

The Los Medanos Associate Degree Program in Nursing is a two year program in addition to the completion of pre-requisite courses.

The program is designed to prepare qualified graduates for entry level positions in nursing. The program focuses on addressing healthcare needs in a range of aspects including medicine, surgery, pediatric care, obstetrics and psychiatric healthcare settings.

The curriculum is offered in a combination of in class room theoretical instruction and practical experience in campus laboratories and clinical experience in a variety of medical facilities and health care agencies in the community.

Admission Requirements:

  • An applicant needs to set an appointment with an admissions counselor
  • Complete pre-requisite courses with a minimum of 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Submit official transcripts for all college level coursework
  • Take English and Math Assessment Tests
  • Attend a New Student Orientation Workshop

The application period for the nursing program is between the January 2nd and the 1st of March.

Applications will be reviewed by the admissions department of the college and conditionally accepted students will be required to fulfill the specific requirements of the nursing program.

  • Criminal background check
  • Health Assessment (including required immunizations)
  • Drug Screening
  • TEAS Exam


Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 7 33
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 85.4%
  • NCLEX-RN: 86.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1977 - 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$300/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 $13,500
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $21,000
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $37,500
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, 61% of Los Medanos 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 37% $4,235
Other Federal Grant 14% $458
State Grant & Scholarships 56% $1,599
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- $5,000
Federal Student Loans 1% $5,163
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$4,204
$30,001 to $48,000$4,712
$48,001 to $75,000$8,145
$75,001 to $110,000$8,503
Over $110,000$5,131

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Student Population













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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
Los Medanos College
2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA 94565

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