Pima Community College

Tucson, AZ 85709

Located in Tucson, Arizona, Pima Community College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 years to complete.

Pima Community College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Pima Community College's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $1,884 and fees $162. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,200 and $162 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio24:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. LPN

    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.

  3. ADN

    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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 61
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 70
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other Certificate 0
Pre-Nursing Studies Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 109
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Associate's degree 97

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Pima Community College

Central Arizona College
67.53 miles away
Eastern Arizona College
78.21 miles away
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
90.91 miles away
Cochise County Community College District
91.78 miles away
Mesa Community College
98.91 miles away
Rio Salado College
103.69 miles away
Scottsdale Community College
106.16 miles away
GateWay Community College
106.43 miles away
Phoenix College
111.43 miles away
Paradise Valley Community College
118.26 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$3,309
30k to 48k$4,112
48k to 75k$6,031
75k to 110k$8,133
Over 110k$8,727
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $79.00 $300.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing
Pima Community College
4905C East Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85709

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