Porterville College

Porterville, CA 93257
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Porterville College (PC) is a two-year community college that is located in Porterville, California. This school was established back in 1927 and it offers many different associate degree programs, as well as certificates. As a school, PC has a commitment to providing a top-notch education for its many students. This is a forward-thinking school that always seeks to be at the cutting edge of higher education. The many academic programs that are available for students to pursue are all held to a very high standard. Students attending PC can expect to receive a very thorough education while getting the experience that they need to succeed in the professional world.

One of the most popular programs that are offered by the PC is the nursing program. The nursing program will allow students to pursue becoming an RN in a very healthy environment. This program offers students that best instruction and all of the necessary resources to succeed in this field. There are many nursing paths to explore such as LVN to RN and the Nursing / ADN program. Students will have every chance to succeed at this school and students will be prepared to properly service those in need. Careers as true medical professionals will await those who successfully complete nursing programs at this academic institution. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students4,054
Student to Faculty Ratio27:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate69%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 5 15
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1952 - 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$46/credit
In State Students$46/credit
Out of State Students$258/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 $2,070 $2,070 $11,610
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $18,060
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $32,250
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, 82% of Porterville 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 72% $4,433
Other Federal Grant 9% $432
State Grant & Scholarships 70% $2,190
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 7% $819
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans -- --


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$1,177
$30,001 to $48,000$1,500
$48,001 to $75,000$4,683
$75,001 to $110,000$6,603
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
Porterville College
100 E College Ave
Porterville, CA 93257

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