Oregon Coast Community College

Newport, OR 97366

Oregon Coast Community College (OCCC) is located in Newport, Oregon. OCCC was established in 1987 and it currently has more than 2000 students enrolled in its various degree and certificate programs. It is a school with generally small class sizes where students can receive more individual attention than at many other community colleges. OCCC is even known for offering certain unique academic opportunities. For example, it is the only college in the United States that offers a degree program in aquarium science. Students are able to receive a very thorough education at this school that will help them to find success in their professional lives.

The OCCC nursing program offers students the chance to pursue becoming either licensed practical nurses (LPN) or registered nurses (RN). With both a practical nursing certificate program and an associate’s degree in nursing program, this school has many options for prospective nursing students. The curriculum of this program is designed to prepare students for the NCLEX licensure exam. The OCCC nursing program also has an agreement with Linfield College to offer co-enrollment. This allows students to pursue bachelor’s degrees in nursing.


Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate42%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 1 13
Certificate 0 1
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 17
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.6%
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%

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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$99/credit
In State Students$99/credit
Out of State Students$214/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 $4,455 $4,455 $9,630
ADN 70 $6,930 $6,930 $14,980
BSN 125 $12,375 $12,375 $26,750
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, 89% of Oregon Coast Community 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 51% $4,719
Other Federal Grant -- --
State Grant & Scholarships 69% $2,973
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 15% $3,750
Federal Student Loans 15% $6,874
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
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$5,167
$30,001 to $48,000$6,136
$48,001 to $75,000$6,809
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

Relevant scholarships

FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships

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Franks Foundation Scholarship

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Helen Hall and John Seely Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be Oregon residents who are graduated from a Douglas County high school with a minimum of GPA 3.0 and majoring in medicine, nursing or another health-related field.

Mildred I. Martignone Nurse Scholarship

Applicant must be a resident of  District 7, Oregon Nurses Association, Umatilla County (cities of Adams, Athena, Cayuse, Dale, Gibbon, Helix, Meacham, Milton-Freewater, Pendleton, Pilot ...

Associates in Behavioral Health Scholarship

Applicants must be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington. Students must be members of the LGBTQ and allied community and display leadership either within the LGBTQ community ...

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Oregon state board of nursing.

Oregon Coast Community College
400 SE College Way
Newport, OR 97366

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