Valencia College

Orlando, FL 32835
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Valencia College (VC) is located in Orlando, Florida. This school was originally found in 1969 as Valencia Junior College and later became Valencia Community College in 1971. In 2010, the school decided to move forward with becoming a full-fledged state college that offers bachelor’s degree programs. Since then, VC has been providing students with even more opportunities to pursue their dreams through higher education. This school is even ranked first in the entire United States for a number of associate’s degrees. VC serves over 2,500 students and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

VC has a great nursing program that aims to be as convenient as possible for nursing students. Both day courses and evening courses are offered. Nursing students will be able to pursue an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The program combines traditional classroom educational opportunities with clinical learning to give students much-needed practical experience. VC ensures that the nursing program will provide all students with the most up-to-date knowledge while allowing them to perfect their skills in a safe environment. Students will feel as prepared as possible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam upon their graduation from the program.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students44,834
Student to Faculty Ratio25:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 43 180
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 95.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1976 - 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 $35
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$103/credit
In State Students$103/credit
Out of State Students$391/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 $4,635 $4,635 $17,595
ADN 70 $7,210 $7,210 $27,370
BSN 125 $12,875 $12,875 $48,875
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, 75% of Valencia 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 61% $4,362
Other Federal Grant 17% $277
State Grant & Scholarships 17% $1,585
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 13% $1,727
Federal Student Loans 23% $4,392
Private Loans 1% $8,492


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$5,973
$30,001 to $48,000$6,445
$48,001 to $75,000$8,075
$75,001 to $110,000$8,841
Over $110,000$8,747

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.
Valencia College
1768 Park Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32835

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