Rio Hondo College

Whittier, CA 90601

Located in Whittier, California, Rio Hondo College is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

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

RHCCD's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $1,288 and fees $72. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,888 and $72 respectively.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio31:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. ADN
  2. LPN to ADN
  3. LPN

    The Rio Hondo College Nursing program is accredited by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. Graduates from the program are eligible to sit for the examination that leads to licensure as licensed practitioner.

    The curriculum is intended to provide the appropriate combination of in class theoretical instruction with hands on clinical and laboratory practice in healthcare facilities in the area to allow a command of the skills required at the entry level.

    Graduates from the program will work under the supervision of a licensed physician or a Registered Nurse in a range of health care setting including doctor’s offices, clinics, community based health care and assisted living facilities.

    The program has the following requirements for admission:

    • Official high school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
    • Unofficial transcripts from other colleges attended by the applicant including programs in Rio Hondo College
    • A copy of transcripts for a degree from another institution if applicable
    • Verification on letterhead from any health care facility the applicant has worked in if applicable
    • Official copy of the ATI TEAS test if applicable
    • Pre-requisites for the course are (Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Microbiology, English 101 and Math for Health Professional)

    Successful applicants will be required to submit to a background check, fingerprinting, and physical clearance before registering in the Nursing program. 


Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 18
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 74
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Associate's degree 8

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Rio Hondo College

Medical Career Institute
2.22 miles away
Medical Allied Career Center
7.28 miles away
Everest College - Alhambra
7.8 miles away
California State University-Los Angeles
8.41 miles away
Integrity College Of Health
11.88 miles away
American Career College - Orange County
12.2 miles away
California State University-Fullerton
12.66 miles away
YWCA Los Angeles Job Corps Center
12.99 miles away
Summit College - Anaheim
13.18 miles away
Bethesda University of California
13.34 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1967 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$5,514
30k to 48k$5,968
48k to 75k$7,857
75k to 110k$9,807
Over 110k--
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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 $46.00 $246.00

Graduate classes

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

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA 90601

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