Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Located in Mission Viejo, California, Saddleback College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 years to complete.

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

Saddleback College's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $1,288 and fees $38. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,728 and $38 respectively.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio25:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate76%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN to ADN
  2. ADN

    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.

    Admission Requirements:

    • 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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Certificate 0
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 103
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years 104

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Saddleback College

Golden West College
23.14 miles away
Cypress College
28.07 miles away
MiraCosta College
32.52 miles away
Long Beach City College
33.24 miles away
Riverside City College
33.25 miles away
Cerritos College
33.88 miles away
Mt San Antonio College
35.48 miles away
Hacienda La Puente Adult Education
35.94 miles away
Downey Adult School
36.29 miles away
El Camino College-Compton Center
38.47 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$6,479
30k to 48k$7,107
48k to 75k$9,612
75k to 110k$11,359
Over 110k$13,193
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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 $276.00

Graduate classes

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

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Pky
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

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