Saddleback College is one of the 103 public 2-year colleges in California. Its campus is medium in size and located in a suburb in Mission Viejo. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.
Every year 38% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
Saddleback College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $1,288, and fees were $40. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $10,528 and $40 respectively.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Student to Faculty Ratio26:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
Nursing Programs Offered
The Saddleback College Registered Nursing Program is a National League for Nursing (NLNAC) and Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) accredited Program.
The program is intended to provide the education necessary to develop competent nursing practitioners as a base for the continuing development of the student. Students who complete the nursing program allow the student to sit for the State of California NCLEX examination to be licensed as a Registered Nurse.
- 18 years old or older
- Complete application for Saddleback College to obtain a student ID to apply to the RN program
- Submit official transcripts from other colleges/universities other than Saddleback for pre-requisite courses and nursing curriculum courses
- Completion with a 2.8 GPA or better in the following science pre-requisites: BIO 11, BIO 12, BIO 15.
- Completion of English 1A or the equivalent with a “C” or better
- TEAS score 62% and above
Attending one of the two information sessions offered every semester, is highly recommended (but not mandatory) for all applicants. Dates for information sessions are posted on the website.
Applications deadlines are 15th-30th June for Spring enrollment and February for Fall enrollment.
Students accepted into the Saddleback College Associate Degree Nursing Program requires background checks as required by the Joint for clinical practice in health care facilities that are required to maintain criminal background checks for students and volunteers involved in patient care.
Students also need to have a physical examination within three months of the date of admission into the nursing program.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years||23||89|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||15||69|
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges|
01/01/1971 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
01/01/1987 - 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||$376/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, 40% of Saddleback 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%||$793|
|State Grant & Scholarships||39%||$1,575|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||4%||$227|
|Federal Student Loans||1%||$4,414|
$9,611Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$7,245|
|$30,001 to $48,000$7,457|
|$48,001 to $75,000$9,389|
|$75,001 to $110,000$14,031|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.