Last Updated on August 12, 2023 by Oluwajuwon Alvina

Mendocino College is one of the one hundred three public 2-year colleges in California. The campus is located in a rural area, in Ukiah.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,870 students attend the school. Every year 22% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Mendocino College’s in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,380, and fees were $43. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,020 and $43 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students3,870
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation-
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs



Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree typeMenWomen
Associate’s degree522

Average NCLEX pass rate

  • NCLEX-RN: 96%

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58 miles away
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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1980 – Current



Acceptance RateThe 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$234/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.

ProgramCredit HoursIn districtIn StateOut of State

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, 81% of Mendocino College’s students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving AidAverage Amount/Student
Pell Grant55%$4,807
Other Federal Grant10%$254
State Grant & Scholarships73%$1,906
Institutional Grant & Scholarships6%$1,218
Federal Student Loans9%$5,519
Private Loans


Average Net PriceThe 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$7,879
$30,001 to $48,000$8,122
$48,001 to $75,000–
$75,001 to $110,000–
Over $110,000