Yavapai College

Prescott, AZ 86301
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Yavapai College is one of the twenty public 2-year colleges in Arizona. The campus is located in an urban area, in Prescott.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 7,370 students attend the school. Every year 25% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students7,370
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate59%

Nursing Programs

This program prepares qualified individuals for entry-level careers in the field of nursing. The Arizona State Board of Nursing approves the Yavapai College Nursing Program and it is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Committee. Students must complete and submit a special application for enrollment into the program. They must also complete a number of prerequisite courses and pass them with a grade of “C” or better. Individuals interested in this program should visit the advising center for more information and to pick up a Nursing Applicant Information Guide. Yavapai College accepts transfer students from other accredited institutions into the program once their general course work has been evaluated.

Candidates for the program are expected to be able to perform certain physical tasks during their clinical training, such as standing for long periods of time, bending and lifting. Students may also feel considerable mental and emotional stress when taking on role of a registered nurse. Individuals should consider if they are able to handle such environments before applying to the program. After completing the program graduates will be eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 13 75
Certificate 20 142
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1975 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1981 - 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$95/credit
In State Students$95/credit
Out of State Students$133/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 $4,275 $4,275 $5,985
ADN 70 $6,650 $6,650 $9,310
BSN 125 $11,875 $11,875 $16,625
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 Yavapai 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 53% $4,378
Other Federal Grant 4% $1,056
State Grant & Scholarships 3% $750
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 26% $4,353
Federal Student Loans 14% $5,092
Private Loans 1% $5,733


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$6,605
$30,001 to $48,000$6,252
$48,001 to $75,000$7,730
$75,001 to $110,000$8,625
Over $110,000$11,524

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing.
Yavapai College
1100 E Sheldon St
Prescott, AZ 86301

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