North Central Texas College

Gainesville, TX 76240
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North Central Texas College (NCTC) is located in Gainesville, Texas. There are also two full-service locations in Corinth and Bowie as well as branch campuses in Graham and Flower Mound. NCTC was established back in 1924 and the school is capable of offering students a very robust academic experience. Students can earn many associate’s degrees and certificates in various areas of study. NCTC sees providing access to affordable education to the community as one of its primary missions. This school is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The NCTC nursing program allows students to pursue either vocational nursing or associate’s degree nursing. Students can earn certificates in the pursuit of becoming licensed vocational nurses (LVN) or associate’s degrees in their pursuit of becoming registered nurses (RN). There is also an LVN-to-RN transition program for current LVNs who wish to become RNs. Students of the NCTC nursing program have great success rates on all NCLEX licensure exam. Nursing students from this program also enjoy excellent job placement rates. This nursing program has been approved by the Texas State Board of Nursing and is also fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students10,327
Student to Faculty Ratio23:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate63%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 4 83
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 7 85
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 88.4%
  • NCLEX-RN: 82.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1961 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1975 - 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$85/credit
In State Students$150/credit
Out of State Students$250/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 $3,825 $6,750 $11,250
ADN 70 $5,950 $10,500 $17,500
BSN 125 $10,625 $18,750 $31,250
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 North Central Texas 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 36% $4,281
Other Federal Grant 12% $363
State Grant & Scholarships 11% $2,608
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 16% $2,326
Federal Student Loans 27% $4,666
Private Loans -- $5,510


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$4,775
$30,001 to $48,000$5,012
$48,001 to $75,000$7,017
$75,001 to $110,000$9,705
Over $110,000$10,009

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
North Central Texas College
1525 W California Street
Gainesville, TX 76240

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