Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale, AZ 85256
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Established in 1969, Scottsdale Community College is part of the Maricopa County Community College District. The main campus is located within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, making SCC the only public community college with a campus located in tribal land. While 948 students enrolled in the fall semester of 1970, SCC currently serves over 10,000 students each semester. SCC has continued to expand and attract students from over 100 different countries and of all ages. The number of programs offered at SCC has also grown. Along with nursing, SCC offers students courses in a wide variety of fields, including the first accredited DJ and Turntablism classes.

Scottsdale Community College offers a pathway to becoming a registered nurse, with a two-year Associates in Appliance Science degree. This is a four-semester program with classes offered in the Fall and Spring. The nursing courses are taught in the Health and Sciences Building and are approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. During the program, students receive hands-on training at local healthcare facilities. Students interested in earning an associate degree in nursing should contact the SCC Advisement Center to learn more about the prerequisites and application requirements.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students9,458
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 13 109
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 5
Certificate 0 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1975 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1975 - 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$86/credit
In State Students$86/credit
Out of State Students$327/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 $3,870 $3,870 $14,715
ADN 70 $6,020 $6,020 $22,890
BSN 125 $10,750 $10,750 $40,875
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, 54% of Scottsdale 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 35% $4,377
Other Federal Grant 4% $692
State Grant & Scholarships 1% $800
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 25% $1,252
Federal Student Loans 13% $3,484
Private Loans -- $9,601


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$6,175
$30,001 to $48,000$7,317
$48,001 to $75,000$9,812
$75,001 to $110,000$11,697
Over $110,000$11,579

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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 Arizona state board of nursing.
Scottsdale Community College
9000 E Chaparral Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85256

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