Rio Hondo College
Rio Hondo College is one of the 50 public 4-year colleges in California. Its campus is medium in size and located in a suburb in Whittier. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.
Every year 20% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
RHCCD's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $1,288, and fees were $72. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,888 and $72 respectively.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Student to Faculty Ratio32:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
Nursing Programs Offered
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 (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||1||0|
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges|
01/01/1967 - 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||$46/credit|
|In State Students||$46/credit|
|Out of State Students||$246/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, 82% of Rio Hondo 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||17%||$547|
|State Grant & Scholarships||82%||$1,894|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||--||--|
|Federal Student Loans||1%||$6,032|
$6,406Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$4,536|
|$30,001 to $48,000$5,031|
|$48,001 to $75,000$7,770|
|$75,001 to $110,000$8,618|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.