Santa Monica College
Santa Monica College is one of the 50 public 4-year colleges in California. Its campus is large in size and located in Santa Monica. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.
Every year 30% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
Santa Monica College's in-state tuition for 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.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Student to Faculty Ratio30:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
Nursing Programs Offered
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.
- 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|
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
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||$355/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, 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|
|Other Federal Grant||25%||$155|
|State Grant & Scholarships||49%||$1,879|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||--||$1,636|
|Federal Student Loans||1%||$4,424|
$6,688Average Net Price
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--|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.