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  1. Professors
    C-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    B
  5. Student Life
    B+
  6. Location
    B-
Carrington - Reno is a for-profit college located in Reno, Nevada. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 357 undergraduate students. The Carrington - Reno acceptance rate is 96%. Popular majors include Nursing, Medical Assistant, and Phlebotomy Technician. Graduating 81% of students, Carrington - Reno alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,300.
5580 Kietzke Ln.
Reno, NV 89511
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Athletic Division
Athletic Conference

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
96%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended

Cost

Net Price
$24,130/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,689/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
56%

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.5 responses
100%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.6 responses
83%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.6 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    38%
  • On Campus
    62%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
357Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
44
Undergrads Over 25
62%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Carrington is probably just as good as any other nursing school. The instructors are always available for questions, the class sizes are small, and you get through a whole RN program (prerequisites to degree) in 2 years, which works great for me and is the reason I'm attending this school. However, there's disorganization and misinformation that hinders the trust between students, instructors, and other faculty. There's no standardized way the instructors use Canvas (the schools online learning platform) so from semester to semester and class to class where to find information changes. One of their major selling points are these mankins that simulate various situations, however, no student or instructor I've talked to has heard of them actually being used. I recommend the school if you need to get in and out fast, just don't expect all of what they promise you.
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I am going into my third semester of six in the RN program. I chose this school because after talking to many Healthcare workers around the Reno area they all said it has the best reputation for putting out skilled nurses. That being said I do have a few words. First, the instructors are mostly good but I have noticed a few instructors that shouldn't be teaching at a school as expensive as this one. One instructor in particular who teaches Chemistry has had many complaints made about him and nothing is ever done about it. Next, we pay 53000 dollars for this course and they want us to bring our own printer paper if we want to print anything. That's a bit ridiculous, in my opinion. Paper should be covered by that huge tuition that we all paid. Overall I would recommend this school to others, but only if your self determined and able to solve most issues on your own, but know if you do go to staff, they will help. You just have to make the first move (duh)
The online courses suck, but they are each only 6 weeks long. The instructors online are practically useless and take forever to respond to questions, if they respond at all, and the courses aren't effective at teaching (I can honestly say I didn't learn a single thing in any of the online classes). But at least they are quick.