San Bernardino Valley College

San Bernardino, CA 92410
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San Bernardino Valley College is one of the one hundred three public 2-year colleges in California. The campus is located in an urban area, in San Bernardino.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 13,892 students attend the school. Every year 19% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students13,892
Student to Faculty Ratio25:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate68%

Nursing Programs

The San Bernardino Valley College Nursing program is fully approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by the NLNAC. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply to sit for the licensure exam to become a Registered Nurse.

The program instructs students in patient care through direct experience at the college campus and in healthcare agencies based in the local area.

The nursing program is four semesters long not including time taken for pre-requisite courses.  Classes and clinical experiences are scheduled Monday through Friday (daytime and evenings). The Nursing program admits students twice a year in the fall and spring semesters.

Basic Admissions Requirements:

  • Submit application to the College (can also be done online)
  • Official high school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  • Complete all Nursing pre-requisite courses
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges or universities attended

Fall semester deadline is February 1 and for Spring semester entry September 1. 

The college uses a random selection, if the number of applicants who fulfill the requirements exceed the number of spaces available.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 17 75
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 78.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1952 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1989 - 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$211/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 $9,495
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $14,770
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $26,375
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, 86% of San Bernardino Valley 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 53% $4,627
Other Federal Grant 15% $419
State Grant & Scholarships 85% $1,754
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 35% $616
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans -- $5,000


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$7,133
$30,001 to $48,000$8,371
$48,001 to $75,000$10,386
$75,001 to $110,000$8,854
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
San Bernardino Valley College
701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410

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