Trinidad State Junior College

Trinidad, CO 81082
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Trinidad State Junior College is one of the thirteen public 2-year colleges in Colorado. The campus is located in Trinidad town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,663 students attend the school. Every year 45% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Trinidad State Junior College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $4,337, and fees were $690. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,228 and $690 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students1,663
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate63%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 24
Associate's degree 2 21
Certificate 12 82
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 96.8%
  • NCLEX-RN: 75.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1962 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
09/01/2015 - 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$145/credit
In State Students$145/credit
Out of State Students$242/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 $6,525 $6,525 $10,890
ADN 70 $10,150 $10,150 $16,940
BSN 125 $18,125 $18,125 $30,250
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, 89% of Trinidad State Junior 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 50% $5,198
Other Federal Grant 11% $1,154
State Grant & Scholarships 40% $2,118
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 69% $3,414
Federal Student Loans 22% $5,162
Private Loans 2% $7,482


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$10,803
$30,001 to $48,000$11,303
$48,001 to $75,000$13,828
$75,001 to $110,000$16,442
Over $110,000$16,884

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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 Colorado state board of nursing.
Trinidad State Junior College
600 Prospect Street
Trinidad, CO 81082

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