Ventura College

Ventura, CA 93003
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Ventura College is a community college located in Ventura, California. It is a state-funded college that was established back in 1925. It was the very first college in Ventura County and it has been serving the community dutifully for many decades. Currently, this school has more than 13,000 students enrolled. VC has a fairly large campus that makes use of 112 acres of land. Many spots on the campus offer a clear view of the Channel Islands, as it is located in close proximity to the ocean. This community college offers several associate degree programs and certificates for students and can give them a robust education.

VC offers a nursing program that is held in very high regard. Each year, many students enroll in this nursing program so that they can pursue their dreams of becoming medical professionals. VC's nursing program is fully approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and has received national accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). All students will be prepared to take the licensure exams by receiving a thorough education. The program teaches practical skills, theory, and everything that a nursing student needs to find great success in the nursing field. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students13,174
Student to Faculty Ratio30:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate70%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 16 77
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1952 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/2013 - 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$46/credit
In State Students$46/credit
Out of State Students$250/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 $2,070 $2,070 $11,250
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $17,500
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $31,250
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, 72% of Ventura 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 45% $4,634
Other Federal Grant 9% $235
State Grant & Scholarships 69% $1,844
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 3% $4,875
Private Loans -- --


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$1,106
$30,001 to $48,000$1,843
$48,001 to $75,000$4,503
$75,001 to $110,000$4,780
Over $110,000$6,593

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
Ventura College
4667 Telegraph Rd
Ventura, CA 93003

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