Pima Community College
Pima Community College is one of the 20 public 2-year colleges in Arizona. Its campus is large in size and located in Tucson. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.
Every year 16% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
Pima Community College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $1,956, and fees were $162. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,272 and $162 respectively.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Student to Faculty Ratio26:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
Nursing Programs Offered
Pima Community College’s Center for Training and Development offers a licensed practical nursing program that is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. The program is ideal for students who have obligations outside of school, such as work or children because they offer either weekday classes or classes on evenings and weekends.
After completing this course the student will be given a certificate (non-credit certificate) and will be eligible to take the licensing exam. The course prepares the student to work in a variety of health care settings with classes such as Health Care Fundamentals and Introduction to Practical nursing.
Admission into the program is offered five times each year. To qualify for admission potential students must take the Accuplacer exam and pass with satisfactory scores. Candidates for the program must also obtain a fingerprint clearance card as well as pass a drug test and show documentation of current immunizations and TB skin test.
The program accepts transfer students from other accredited schools that have completed all of the necessary prerequisites. Also with completion of this course and with successful completion of the licensing process, the student has an option to get admitted into the associate degree-nursing program offered by PCC’s Center for Training and development.
Students in this program will be able to earn an associates degree in an Arizona State Board of Nursing approved program. The National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) also accredits the program.
Students must complete and submit an application to begin the enrollment process. To enter the program students must first complete all of the required prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better. After the student is enrolled in the program all of the courses will still require a grade of “C” or better. Anyone interested in this program should speak with a Prima Community College advisor to inquire about all of the special admission requirements. Some of the core curriculum includes classes like Microbiology, Drug Calculations, and Developmental Phycology.
After successful completion of this program graduates will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure examination. This exam will allow them to earn the title and start a career as a registered nurse. Graduates will also have the ability to use the credits that they have earned in this program to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing by transferring to another institution or university.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||0||0|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1975 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
06/01/1981 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$82/credit|
|In State Students||$82/credit|
|Out of State Students||$303/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 67% of Pima Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||3%||$881|
|State Grant & Scholarships||1%||$3,345|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||11%||$1,873|
|Federal Student Loans||11%||$4,231|
$4,479Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$3,695|
|$30,001 to $48,000$4,573|
|$48,001 to $75,000$6,618|
|$75,001 to $110,000$8,783|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing.