Glendale Career College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

About Glendale Career College

Founded in 1946 as the Glendale Business College, Glendale Career College is a private college located less than 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. With a main campus located in Glendale, California, the college offers certificate programs in several health-related fields. Glendale Career College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training.


Glendale Career College offers programs in five fields that include surgical technology, medical assisting, vocational nursing, medical office managing and administration and central service instrument technology. The college's nursing program was the most popular, as of 2012. Some programs require students to participate in externships or clinical settings.

Student services available at Glendale Career College include career services, the Student Advising Services Program (SASP), GED tutoring and a learning resource system. The SASP provides services such as academic advising, testing and tutoring.

In addition to the school's main campus on North Brand Boulevard, the school has a separate classroom location on South Glendale Avenue. Nevada Career Institute is the school's Las Vegas branch campus.


Glendale Career College has an open admissions policy. In order to apply to Glendale Career College, prospective students can email, call or submit an online form on the school's website. The applicant will then meet with an admissions representative for an interview and a tour of the school before submitting an application. The application fee is $75, as of the 2011-2012 academic year.

Additionally, some programs may require evaluations. Some programs at Glendale Career College accept applicants who do not have a high school diploma or GED. Approximately 360 students attended Glendale Career College in 2011.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The cost of tuition and fees at Glendale Career College varies by program. Tuition and fees vary based on the program. The cost of books and supplies are included. Students are also responsible for an application fee and State of California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) fee.

The school does not offer housing on campus. Glendale Career College students may be eligible for Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Federal Work Study and Federal Direct Loans.

School Type Less than two-year, private for-profit*
Degrees Offered Certificate programs*
Religious Affiliation None*
School Setting Midsize city*
Student Body 361 undergraduate students on 2011*
Student Housing None**
Programs Programs from five fields**
Student-Faculty Ratio 30 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-2011:
Less than one year certificate programs: Instrumentation technology (27)
1-2 year certificate programs: Nursing (52)*
Graduation Rates Students who began in 2008-2009:
83% within normal time for the program
83% within 150% of normal time for the program*
Entering Class Size 238 in 2011*
First-Year Retention Rates 79% full-time students*
Application Due Date Open admissions policy**
Tuition Varies; ranged from $12,900 to $29,400 per program (estimated costs for tuition, fees and books as of 2011)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) In 2010-2011 for all undergraduate students:
Grant or scholarship aid (78%)
Federal student loan (84%)*
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 81% of full-time beginning undergraduate students in 2010-2011**

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics; **Glendale Career College.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Glendale Career College, 240 N. Brand Blvd., Lower Level, Glendale, CA 91203
  • Phone: (818) 243-1131
  • Website:

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