Los Medanos College

Pittsburg, CA 94565

Located in Pittsburg, California, Los Medanos College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 year to complete.

The institution is part of California Community College System that operates 10 campuses in Sacramento, Bakersfield, Barstow, Oroville, Aptos, Norwalk, Ridgecrest, Hayward, Rancho Cucamonga, Kentfield.

Los Medanos College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Los Medanos College in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $1,288 and fees $20. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,924 and $20 respectively.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio23:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate74%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN
  2. LPN to RN
  3. ADN

    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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 18
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 41

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Los Medanos College

Carrington College California - Antioch
4.79 miles away
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - Concord
10.61 miles away
Solano Community College
21.22 miles away
Merritt College
22.4 miles away
Carrington College California - Emeryville
26.14 miles away
Contra Costa College
26.31 miles away
Chabot College
28.43 miles away
Napa Valley College
28.97 miles away
San Joaquin Delta College
29.6 miles away
Kaplan College - Stockton
29.77 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1977 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$3,931
30k to 48k$3,677
48k to 75k$6,943
75k to 110k$7,959
Over 110k--
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $46.00 $283.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing
Los Medanos College
2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA 94565

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