Skagit Valley College

Mount Vernon, WA 98273
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Skagit Valley College is one of the thirty-five public 4-year colleges in Washington. The campus is located in an urban area, in Mount Vernon.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 4,670 students attend the school. Every year 21% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Skagit Valley College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,800, and fees were $400. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $4,300 and $400 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students4,670
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

The Skagit Valley College, Nursing Program offers the second year of the Associate Degree in Registered Nursing. The program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and is accredited by the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission.

The LPN-RN program is a program offered on a part time basis over five quarters. Students who successfully complete the program are awarded an Associate Degree in Registered Nursing and are eligible to sit for the State Licensing Examination for Registered Nursing.

Skagit also offers a full time practical nursing program which is four quarters long although students are able to complete the program in seven quarters of part time study. Students who successfully complete this program are awarded a Certificate in Practical Nursing and will be eligible to apply to sit for the State Licensing Examination to be licensed as Practical Nursing.

The waiting list for the nursing program is administered by the Whidbey Island Campus Nursing Department.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Applicants are expected to be 18 years or older
  2. Submit High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  3. Pre-requisite general education and nursing courses
  4. Cumulative Grade Point Average

Applicants who are accepted into the program are expected to submit to the program specific requirements including physical examination assessment, criminal background check and drug screening. 


Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 7 46
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 26
Certificate 11 95
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
09/01/1948 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1993 - 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$116/credit
In State Students$116/credit
Out of State Students$130/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 $5,220 $5,220 $5,850
ADN 70 $8,120 $8,120 $9,100
BSN 125 $14,500 $14,500 $16,250
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, 66% of Skagit Valley 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 43% $3,924
Other Federal Grant 4% $1,796
State Grant & Scholarships 34% $2,644
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 24% $1,092
Federal Student Loans 12% $5,392
Private Loans -- $6,666


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$6,411
$30,001 to $48,000$6,699
$48,001 to $75,000$9,087
$75,001 to $110,000$11,208
Over $110,000$12,319

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.
Skagit Valley College
2405 E. College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

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