Peninsula College

Port Angeles, WA 98362
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Peninsula College is one of the thirty-five public 4-year colleges in Washington. The campus is located in Port Angeles town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,094 students attend the school. Every year 29% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Peninsula College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,849, and fees were $498. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $3,849 and $903 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students2,094
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

The Peninsula College ADN program is approved by the Washington State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission. Students who graduate from the two year curriculum are awarded an Associate Degree and are eligible to apply to sit for the State Board Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.

The curriculum concentrates on critical thinking, as well as offering experiences for hands on practical experience in various clinical settings and in Laboratories. Assessment is carried out through multiple choice tests, written papers, math tests, journal assignments, instructor evaluation for clinical and laboratory practices, and self evaluation procedures.

Clinical rotations are offered in healthcare settings at various locations such as nursing homes and hospitals. Clinical hours are offered at different hours from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

Applicants to the program are expected to show proof of ability to provide transportation to and from clinical sites as well as being able to cover outfitting and malpractice liability insurance.

The nursing curriculum is  highly demanding and it will be difficult to maintain full time employment at the same as being enrolled in the program.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 5 18
Certificate 10 23
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 95.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
11/01/1965 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
10/01/2005 - 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$105/credit
In State Students$105/credit
Out of State Students$119/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 $4,725 $4,725 $5,355
ADN 70 $7,350 $7,350 $8,330
BSN 125 $13,125 $13,125 $14,875
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 Peninsula 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 53% $4,321
Other Federal Grant 12% $1,130
State Grant & Scholarships 42% $3,103
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 45% $2,223
Federal Student Loans 10% $4,958
Private Loans 1% $11,000


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$4,591
$30,001 to $48,000$4,740
$48,001 to $75,000$7,887
$75,001 to $110,000$10,168
Over $110,000$11,624

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.
Peninsula College
1502 E Lauridsen Blvd
Port Angeles, WA 98362

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