Southeastern Community College

West Burlington, IA 52655
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Southeastern Community College is located in West Burlington, Iowa. This college was originally formed in 1967 and it successfully merged two local colleges at the time. From this point forward, the school has been providing the community with the most robust academic opportunities possible. All students will be able to choose from a large variety of different academic programs. Some of the popular academic programs include business, criminal justice, accounting, and horticulture. There are a number of different associate degree programs, as well as technical certificate programs, in this school. The school also has an athletics department with several sports teams.

Nursing is one of the most respected programs at SCC. Students who wish to pursue a nursing career will be able to sign up for one of two programs at this school. There is a practical nursing program and an associate degree in nursing program. The practical nursing program will award graduates with a diploma and students will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN licensure examination. Graduates of the ADN program will be awarded an associates degree and will take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. This nursing program is fully approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing and the Iowa Department of Education. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students2,658
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate60%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 3 57
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 57
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 95.6%
  • NCLEX-RN: 84.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1974 - 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$176/credit
In State Students$176/credit
Out of State Students$181/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 $7,920 $7,920 $8,145
ADN 70 $12,320 $12,320 $12,670
BSN 125 $22,000 $22,000 $22,625
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, 82% of Southeastern Community 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 48% $4,202
Other Federal Grant 9% $2,138
State Grant & Scholarships 9% $1,964
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 26% $3,308
Federal Student Loans 36% $4,523
Private Loans -- $6,636


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$6,820
$30,001 to $48,000$6,778
$48,001 to $75,000$9,341
$75,001 to $110,000$11,286
Over $110,000$11,756

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Iowa state board of nursing.
Southeastern Community College
1500 West Agency Road
West Burlington, IA 52655

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