Santa Monica College

Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Santa Monica College is one of the fifty public 4-year colleges in California. The campus is located in an urban area, in Santa Monica.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 29,760 students attend the school. Every year 30% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Santa Monica College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,104, and fees were $38. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $8,520 and $38 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students29,760
Student to Faculty Ratio30:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

The Santa Monica College Associate Degree in Nursing program prepares students to meet the standards of the California Board of Registered Nursing. This program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Graduates from the program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a Registered Nurse.

Admissions Requirements:

  • High school diploma  or GED equivalence,
  • Official college transcripts from ALL colleges attended
  • Take and achieve the required Admissions Assessment score.
  • Fulfill all pre-requisite courses

The college will notify accepted applicants an acceptance letter for the either the fall or spring semester. Approximately 50 students are accepted into the program each semester and are notified by mail.

Transfer students are required to meet the same standard for admission in addition to successful completion of Nursing courses. There are limited spaces for this type of entry.

Students enrolled in the program must pass all courses in the nursing curriculum with a minimum of a ‘C’ grade to progress to the next course, graduate or apply for licensure.

Please contact the official website of the college for additional information on the program and application information.


Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 8 45
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 93.3%


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
06/01/1989 - 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$355/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 $15,975
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $24,850
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $44,375
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, 51% of Santa Monica 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 33% $4,415
Other Federal Grant 25% $155
State Grant & Scholarships 49% $1,879
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- $1,636
Federal Student Loans 1% $4,424
Private Loans -- $5,442


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$4,861
$30,001 to $48,000$4,961
$48,001 to $75,000$6,152
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

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