Phoenix College

Phoenix, AZ 85013

Phoenix College (PC) is a two-year institution based out of Phoenix, Arizona. This community college was founded in 1920 and has a large number of students. Over 11,000 students are enrolled in this college and it boasts over 150 degree and certificate programs. As one of the oldest community colleges in the country, it creates a diverse and inclusive environment that helps to provide the perfect learning environment for students. With so many different programs available for students to pursue, this is a school that gives ample choices to prospective students. The college is also known for its award-winning athletics programs.

The Phoenix College Nursing Program offers students all of the resources that they need to succeed in the medical field. This program is a part of the Maricopa Nursing Program. Students in this program will be working directly with patients and getting real hands-on experience. The Maricopa Nursing Program is completely approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). This renowned program has helped many prospective nurses to find lucrative careers and it fosters an environment where everyone can learn the necessary skills to succeed. Various different programs are offered, allowing students to pursue different types of nursing training. 


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate63%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 15 114
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90%

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5.69 miles away
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8.08 miles away
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8.51 miles away
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11.88 miles away
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12.62 miles away
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14 miles away
Estrella Mountain Community College
14.68 miles away
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
21.25 miles away
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44.09 miles away
Yavapai College
76.52 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1928 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1966 - 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$86/credit
In State Students$86/credit
Out of State Students$327/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 $3,870 $3,870 $14,715
ADN 70 $6,020 $6,020 $22,890
BSN 125 $10,750 $10,750 $40,875
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, 74% of Phoenix 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 65% $4,516
Other Federal Grant 5% $784
State Grant & Scholarships 1% $500
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 20% $1,037
Federal Student Loans 13% $3,178
Private Loans -- $5,500


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$6,591
$30,001 to $48,000$7,315
$48,001 to $75,000$8,780
$75,001 to $110,000$11,408
Over $110,000$11,788

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Student Population













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

Relevant scholarships

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Arizona Past Presidents’ Parley Nurses Scholarship

The amount of the scholarship is to be $600.00 annually to not less than a second year student nurse who is enrolled in an accredited institution In Arizona awarding a degree as ...

Sigma Theta Tau Nursing International Scholarship

Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students in the nursing program at Northern Arizona University. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need.

Ruth E. Nicolls Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Applicants must be full-time undergraduates in the nursing program at Northern Arizona University. Students must have completed freshmen year courses with at least a 3.0 grade point average. ...

Jory Dorman Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be admitted into the nursing program at Northern Arizona University. Students must have graduated from a Flagstaff, Arizona area high school. Applicants must have a grade point ...

Arizona Hazlewood Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be students at Northern Arizona University pursuing a degree in nursing. Students must demonstrate financial need.

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing.

Phoenix College
1202 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85013

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