Walla Walla Community College

Walla Walla, WA 99362
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Walla Walla Community College is one of the eight public 2-year colleges in Washington. The campus is located in an urban area, in Walla Walla.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 4,253 students attend the school. Every year 42% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students4,253
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate69%

Nursing Programs

The Walla Walla Community College LPN program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Students who successfully complete a year of courses, and additional coursework in the summer quarter will be eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination to be licensed as a Practical Nurse.     

Admission Requirements:    

  • High School Transcripts or GED Equivalency Certificate
  • College Transcripts (if applicable)    
  • A minimum of a 2.0 GPA for all college level coursework
  • Pre-requisite General education and science courses

Students transferring from another nursing program will be accepted into the program as space permits after the appropriate evaluation of their application documents and performance evaluation for clinical practice from the previous program.     Transfer students will also need to have demonstrably adequate skills in laboratory and medication administration skills to be admitted into the program.    

Successful applicants to the program will be required to submit immunization records, criminal background check, proof of personal liability insurance, certificate for HIV training, and current CPR certification.    

Clinical rotations will be scheduled at all times of the day of the week including at night and on weekends. The shifts may vary in length lasting to up to 12.5 hours at a range of clinical settings which may situated at some distance and require the student to arrange means of transport beforehand.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 14 91
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 5 40
Certificate 27 93
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 98.7%
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
12/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1975 - 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$122/credit
In State Students$122/credit
Out of State Students$140/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 $5,490 $5,490 $6,300
ADN 70 $8,540 $8,540 $9,800
BSN 125 $15,250 $15,250 $17,500
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, 79% of Walla Walla Community 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 48% $3,984
Other Federal Grant 8% $960
State Grant & Scholarships 38% $3,007
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 39% $1,356
Federal Student Loans 29% $4,804
Private Loans 2% $8,775


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$3,885
$30,001 to $48,000$5,074
$48,001 to $75,000$7,788
$75,001 to $110,000$11,144
Over $110,000$11,056

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.
Walla Walla Community College
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362

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