Santa Monica College

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Located in Santa Monica, California, Santa Monica College is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

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

Santa Monica College's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $1,104 and fees $38. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $8,040 and $38 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio30:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN to ADN
  2. ADN

    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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 59

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Santa Monica College

University of California-Los Angeles
3.77 miles away
Career Colleges of America - Los Angeles
5.53 miles away
Community Based Education and Development
5.66 miles away
Central Nursing College
10.04 miles away
Preferred College of Nursing - Los Angeles
10.28 miles away
Center of Education and Technology VN Program
10.58 miles away
Walter Jay M.D. Institute
11.52 miles away
Preferred College of Nursing - Van Nuys
11.86 miles away
Anderson Medical Career College
12.17 miles away
YWCA Los Angeles Job Corps Center
12.18 miles away


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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$4,919
30k to 48k$5,685
48k to 75k$7,889
75k to 110k$9,983
Over 110k--
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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 $335.00

Graduate classes

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

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Two or more races
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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Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

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