Saint Johns River State College

Palatka, FL 32177

Saint Johns River State College is located in Palatka, Florida. This is a state college that was originally found in 1958 as a junior college. It transitioned into being a four-year state college and started offering a variety of bachelor’s degrees. Saint Johns is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. This school also happens to house the Florida School of the Arts within its campus. Students will have a great many options available to them when considering where to focus their studies. Several certificate programs are also available for students to consider and it offers a very good education to any who walk through its doors.

Saint Johns has been focusing on its nursing department for a very long time. Each year, many new nursing students enroll in this respected program to gain the right skills to become medical professionals. The nursing program is designed to prepare students for their careers as registered nurses as effectively as possible. This program is fully approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. The nursing education program is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Courses cover a wide range of different topics so that nursing students will be prepared for everything that the professional world will throw at them. It is a great program for nurses who want to get a complete education that will prepare them for the NCLEX-RN license examination.

The school has started to offer an LPN program in addition to its ADN and LPN to ADN program. There is also a CNA program.


Campus LocaleDistant Town
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 10 89
Bachelor's degree 1 17
Certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1963 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
10/01/2012 - 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).

Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates --

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$108/credit
In State Students$108/credit
Out of State Students$389/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 $4,860 $4,860 $17,505
ADN 70 $7,560 $7,560 $27,230
BSN 125 $13,500 $13,500 $48,625
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, 67% of Saint Johns River State 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 44% $4,166
Other Federal Grant 3% $189
State Grant & Scholarships 30% $1,718
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 29% $1,861
Federal Student Loans 13% $4,851
Private Loans 1% $7,991


Average Net Price/year
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$5,718
$30,001 to $48,000$5,854
$48,001 to $75,000--
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.

Saint Johns River State College
5001 Saint Johns Ave
Palatka, FL 32177

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