Mission College

Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Mission College is one of the one hundred three public 2-year colleges in California. The campus is located in an urban area, in Santa Clara.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 7,420 students attend the school. Every year 24% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Mission College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,104, and fees were $85. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,024 and $81 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students7,420
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs

The program is open to all applicants with an active California LVN license in good standing and with an overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 for all college coursework.

The LVN-RN program accepts few students and the admission process is very competitive. You should note that admission is not guaranteed even if all requirements are met.

Admission Requirements:

  • One official transcript from each college and university attended
  • Completion of pre-requisite science courses (Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Microbiology 5 semester units or equivalent) and English Composition, 3 semester units with a grade of C or better
  • Satisfactory score on the TEAS V Test (at least 62%)

Applicants selected for enrollment in the program must have physical examination, laboratory tests, and immunizations just prior to starting the Nursing Program.

Affiliated clinical agencies mandate a background investigation (criminal history record search, SSN trace, Medicare/Medicaid fraud, and Nationwide Sex Offender Registry) must be completed before a student is able to take part in student clinical experience.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 4
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years 0 0
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 1
Certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 90.6%
  • NCLEX-RN: 69.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1979 - 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$251/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 $11,295
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $17,570
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $31,375
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, 46% of Mission 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 29% $4,460
Other Federal Grant 11% $439
State Grant & Scholarships 40% $1,964
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 12% $739
Federal Student Loans 1% $5,444
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$7,323
$30,001 to $48,000$8,707
$48,001 to $75,000$10,562
$75,001 to $110,000$11,493
Over $110,000$6,962

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Student Population













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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
Mission College
3000 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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