NCLEX Pass Rates

The table below is categorized by academic year (e.g., July 1st - June 30th) and reflects the results of all graduates who have taken the NCLEX examination for the first time within the last five years (including those students who graduated more than five years ago). Due to possible changes in this data, the BRN asks that you contact the individual programs directly for the most accurate and up-to-date information. Please refer to RN Programs for a contact list of all BRN accredited programs.

School 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
Allan Hancock College 35 82.86% 34 79.41% 36 80.56% 32 84.38% 33 78.79%
American Career College N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 43 79.07%
American River College 55 94.55% 49 85.71% 67 94.03% 62 93.55% 101 98.02%
American University of Health Sciences 36 50% 60 80% 39 84.62% 62 91.94% 79 87.34%
Antelope Valley College 112 91.96% 100 81% 99 82.83% 86 89.53% 129 79.84%
Azusa Pacific University - BSN 273 87.18% 248 83.46% 276 84.06% 287 82.23% 346 86.42%
Azusa Pacific University - MSN 18 94.44% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bakersfield College 99 97.98% 93 91.4% 125 91.20% 133 92.48% 104 91.35%
Biola University 23 82.61% 29 79.31% 44 77.27% 27 88.89% 38 81.58%
Brightwood College 171 75.44% 169 63.91% 134 78.36% 151 73.51% 160 74.38%
Butte College 122 86.07% 59 83.05% 83 81.93% 76 81.58% 102 84.31%
Cabrillo College 58 86.21% 56 75% 49 69.39% 66 78.79% 56 80.36%
California Baptist University - BSN 71 78.87% 76 72.37$ 130 83.85% 134 81.34% 141 87.94%
California Baptist University - MSN 19 84.21% 22 86.36% 31 80.65% 35 74.29% 36 94.44%
CSU Bakersfield - BSN 78 97.44% N/A N/A 49 83.67% 59 96.61% 51 96.08%
CSU Bakersfield - MSN N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CSU Channel Islands 25 96% 32 100% 47 93.62% 40 100% 41 92.68%
CSU Chico 80 92.5% 71 91.55% 69 95.65% 76 94.74% 64 96.88%
CSU Dominguez Hills 20 70% 12 66.67% 23 69.57% 19 78.95% N/A N/A
CSU East Bay 122 82.79% 111 88.29% 127 84.25% 88 82.95% 110 90.91%
CSU Fresno - BSN 105 91.43% 156 81.41% 100 77% 108 87.96% 98 85.71%
CSU Fresno - MSN N/A N/A 1 100% 17 76.47% 2 100% 4 75%
CSU Fullerton - BSN 43 93.02% 38 89.47% 49 87.76% 52 92.31% 66 95.45%
CSU Fullerton - MSN 25 80% 19 89.47% 11 100% 11 100% N/A N/A
CSU Long Beach - BSN 194 95.88% 160 89.38% 116 94.83% 118 98.31% 145 97.24%
CSU Long Beach - MSN N/A N/A N/A N/A 68 89.70% 13 84.62% 9 100%
CSU Los Angeles - BSN 77 96.1% 38 86.84% 64 95.31% 80 95% 87 96.55%
CSU Los Angeles - MSN 21 100% 18 88.89% 21 95.24% 1 100% N/A N/A
CSU Northridge 38 94.74% 36 91.67% 55 89.09% 55 87.27% 57 89.47%
CSU Sacramento - BSN 176 97.73% 153 97.39% 112 97.32% 189 95.24% 102 95.1%
CSU San Bernardino 110 89.09% 104 81.73% 127 77.95% 104 90.38% 118 91.53%
CSU San Marcos 153 97.39% 144 95.83% 170 97.06% 154 94.81% 149 95.97%
CSU Stanislaus 67 94.03% 86 94.19% 81 95.53% 54 96.3% 68 98.53%
Carrington College 35 85.71% 35 74.29% 56 82.14% 50 82% 62 74.19%
Cerritos College 90 87.78% 83 83.13% 70 87.14% 100 78% 79 92.41%
Chabot College 27 96.3% 45 97.78% 38 100% 38 97.37% 30 100%
Chaffey College 60 98.33% 37 86.49% 65 84.62% 73 97.26% 40 92.5%
Charles Drew University 20 95% 63 47.62% 87 55.17% 37 45.95% 65 84.62%
Citrus College 29 100% 30 86.67% 28 89.29% 32 81.25% 27 92.59%
City College of San Francisco 71 76.05% 78 75.64% 100 88% 58 74.14% 73 97.26%
CNI College N/A N/A N/A N/A 14 92.86% 79 65.82% 111 78.38%
College of Marin 15 93.33% 61 95.08% 38 97.37% 27 81.48% 37 89.19%
College of San Mateo 33 87.88% 65 80% 50 84% 43 79.07% 36 77.78%
College of the Canyons 135 88.15% 104 80.77% 121 85.12% 114 86.84% 109 79.82%
College of the Desert 66 81.82% 51 74.51% 53 90.57% 57 84.21% 68 89.71%
College of the Redwoods 46 82.61% 38 84.21% 48 83.33% 45 93.33% 57 87.72%
College of the Sequoias 124 88.71% 109 76.15% 96 89.58% 72 88.89% 51 88.24%
College of the Siskiyous 26 88.46% 12 91.67% 42 97.62% 24 95.83% 29 93.1%
Concordia University Irvine 67 97.01% 72 94.44% 70 94.29% 68 92.65% 76 90.79%
Contra Costa College 46 93.48% 20 85% 33 75.76% 34 88.24% 52 82.69%
Copper Mountain College 27 81.48% 22 86.36% 22 81.82% 30 83.33% 21 90.48%
Cuesta College 44 97.73% 30 93.33% 30 100% 45 100% 43 100%
Cypress College 84 85.71% 68 91.18% 66 86.36% 74 86.49% 87 94.25%
De Anza College 59 88.14% 52 69.23% 55 90.91% 49 89.8% 56 94.64%
Dominican University of California 89 83.15% 132 71.97% 103 62.14% 81 83.95% 81 92.59%
East Los Angeles College 114 62.28% 91 49.45% 120 61.67% 102 64.71% 98 73.47%
El Camino College 59 96.61% 83 95.18% 71 88.73% 76 88.16% 51 92.16%
El Camino College - Compton Education Center 54 81.48% 60 73.33% 54 59.26% 62 82.26% 60 71.67%
Evergreen Valley College 65 90.77% 54 81.48% 53 94.34% 52 84.62% 65 93.85%
Fresno City College 341 78.01% 354 65.82% 367 67.30% 221 76.02% 205 84.39%
Gavilan College 15 100% 19 89.47% 26 69.23% 11 63.64% 16 100%
Glendale Community College 79 89.87% 69 89.86% 72 90.28% 68 94.12% 73 90.41%
Golden West College 101 92.08% 85 87.06% 85 90.59% 86 91.86% 87 90.95%
Grossmont College 71 95.77% 64 98.44% 61 95.08% 57 91.23% 57 96.49%
Hartnell College 32 100% 30 96.67% 25 92% 32 100% 34 91.18%
Holy Names University 3 66.67% 43 62.79% 33 42.42% 50 68% 35 68.57%
Humboldt State University 21 90.48% 2 100% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Imperial Valley College 34 100% 43 93.02% 44 88.64% 43 93.02% 36 91.67%
Loma Linda University - ADN 10 90% 1 100% N/A N/A 1 100% N/A N/A
Loma Linda University - BSN 61 83.61% 121 82.64% 154 85.71% 139 84.17% 139 94.96%
Long Beach City College 120 91.67% 91 92.31% 83 90.36% 84 90.48% 91 92.31%
LA City College 46 97.83% 60 86.67% 72 80.56% 78 83.33% 67 94.03%
LA County College of Nursing & Allied 74 98.65% 90 93.33% 85 91.76% 91 96.7% 95 95.5%
LA Harbor College 57 98.25% 59 100% 64 96.88% 76 97.37% 67 95.52%
LA Southwest College 34 79.41% 39 76.92% 30 70% 39 76.92% 39 69.23%
LA Trade-Tech College 43 86.05% 38 65.79% 25 76% 54 88.89% 43 95.35%
LA Valley College 74 90.54% 63 92.06% 80 95% 78 89.74% 75 82.67%
Los Angeles Pierce College 48 95.83% 49 89.8% 40 85% 68 88.24% 58 75.86%
Los Medanos College 12 75% 41 90.24% 33 81.82% 41 87.8% 43 88.37%
Mendocino College 19 94.74% 19 100% 15 100% 3 100% 33 90.91%
Merced College 49 91.84% 43 86.05% 55 87.27% 57 84.21% 65 92.31%
Merritt College 38 100% 9 100% 15 100% 33 93.94% 32 93.75%
Mira Costa College 55 100% 43 97.67% 44 100% 47 93.62% 39 92.31%
Mission College 40 85% 37 64.86% 37 75.68% 30 76.67% 28 60.71%
Modesto Junior College 129 91.47% 111 90.09% 97 88.66% 135 86.67% 113 91.15%
Monterey Peninsula College 30 86.67% 23 95.65% 30 93.33% 23 100% 30 93.33%
Moorpark College 76 96.05% 66 87.88% 61 90.16% 87 93.1% 54 94.44%
Mount St. Mary's University - Los Angeles - ADN 98 83.67% 86 69.77% 78 70.51% 89 78.65% 99 77.78%
Mount St. Mary's University - Los Angeles - BSN 128 85.94% 150 65.33% 142 60.56% 164 75% 159 78.62%
Mt. San Antonio College 92 81.52% 93 82.8% 105 85.71% 102 85.29% 111 88.29%
Mt. San Jacinto College 57 96.49% 45 91.11% 43 95.35% 45 91.11% 55 92.73%
Napa Valley College 73 91.78% 36 80.56% 33 72.73% 31 67.74% 25 92%
National University - ADN 2 100% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
National University - BSN 261 92.34% 212 92.92% 235 94.04% 285 93.68% 273 92.31%
Ohlone College 32 93.75% 36 97.22% 28 89.29% 41 73.17% 34 82.35%
Pacific Union College 90 87.78% 80 83.75% 78 83.33% 89 86.52% 89 83.15%
Palomar College 50 98% 46 97.83% 33 87.88% 40 95% 72 91.67%
Pasadena City College 141 95.74% 108 85.19% 138 80.43% 133 84.21% 117 90.6%
Point Loma Nazarene College 50 80% 49 87.76% 45 91.11% 98 87.76% 67 80.6%
Porterville College 17 76.47% 16 81.25% 9 66.67% 18 94.44% 16 93.75%
Reedley College at Madera Community College Center 5 100% 10 80% 5 80% 6 100% 8 100%
Rio Hondo College 85 94.12% 70 85.71% 77 90.91% 79 91.14% 76 92.11%
Riverside City College 171 97.66% 146 91.78% 160 91.88% 174 91.38% 168 94.64%
Sacramento City College 107 95.33% 104 97.12% 69 94.20% 84 92.86% 42 97.62%
Saddleback College 112 98.21% 90 97.78% 100 94% 96 92.71% 112 98.21%
Samuel Merritt University - BSN 352 85.23% 358 79.32% 378 85.98% 376 89.36% 359 92.2%
Samuel Merritt University - MSN 87 94.25% 82 81.7% 89 82.02% 85 92.94% 95 87.37%
San Bernardino Valley College 86 82.56% 71 74.65% 58 79.31% 68 77.94% 75 78.67%
San Diego City College 58 96.55% 52 92.31% 56 87.50% 68 86.76% 37 91.89%
San Diego State University 158 87.97% 122 90.98% 151 92.72% 128 95.31% 158 96.84%
San Francisco State University - BSN 119 87.39% 126 76.98% 109 87.16% 168 78.57% 83 81.93%
San Francisco State University - MSN 36 88.89% 50 82% 33 90.91% 11 63.64% 18 88.89%
San Joaquin Delta College 154 92.21% 92 85.87% 97 79.38% 72 93.06% 102 91.18%
San Joaquin Valley College 77 67.53% 60 76.67% 42 80.95% 100 76% 101 80.2%
Santa Ana College 96 82.29% 98 72.45% 88 84.09% 90 83.33% 99 93.94%
Santa Barbara City College 56 91.07% 41 97.56% 68 92.65% 57 94.74% 68 94.12%
Santa Monica College 54 98.15% 54 87.04% 54 100% 67 85.07% 52 96.15%
Santa Rosa Junior College 90 88.89% 115 88.7% 124 88.71% 78 93.59% 112 95.54%
Shasta College 52 92.31% 53 77.36% 53 84.91% 59 84.75% 62 91.94%
Shepherd University 66 60.61% 43 44.19% 64 29.69% 38 65.79% 33 90.19%
Sierra College 37 100% 26 92.31% 11 100% 64 96.88% 38 100%
Simpson University 17 70.59% 22 95.45% 32 100% 37 91.89% 21 100%
Solano Community College 25 84% 29 96.55% 42 64.29% 57 94.74% 31 90.32%
Sonoma State University - BSN 43 97.67% 18 100% 12 83.33% 24 100% 24 100%
Southwestern College 61 80.33% 53 79.25% 53 90.57% 53 94.34% 63 80.95%
Stanbridge University N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3 100% 57 100%
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing at San Jose State University 132 93.94% 119 86.55% 104 80.77% 126 92.06% 119 94.96%
United States University - BSN N/A N/A N/A N/A 12 83.33% 19 68.42% N/A N/A
United States University - MSN 76 56.58% 4 0% 2 100% 3 33.33% N/A N/A
Unitek College 71 91.55% 82 73.17% 86 75.58% 106 73.58% 188 72.34%
UC Davis - MSN N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
UC Irvine 44 88.64% 50 78% 49 79.59% 42 88.1% 45 93.33%
UC Los Angeles - BSN 56 92.86% 60 65% 51 74.51% 56 83.93% 44 84.09%
UC Los Angeles - MSN 61 93.44% 60 90% 83 77.11% 88 89.77% 56 92.86%
UC San Francisco 65 90.77% 64 96.88% 52 90.38% 61 96.72% 57 98.25%
University of Phoenix at Modesto 51 80.39% 41 65.85% 27 51.85% 34 76.47% 61 73.77%
University of San Diego/Hahn 32 84.38% 46 78.26% 34 91.18% 49 91.84% 32 96.88%
University of San Francisco - BSN 140 85% 143 83.22% 168 85.12% 184 90.22% 200 89%
University of San Francisco - MSN 61 96.72% 73 87.67% 74 81.08% 60 78.33% 64 87.5%
Ventura College 61 95.08% 82 97.56% 88 89.77% 82 89.02% 81 88.89%
Victor Valley College 73 94.52% 99 93.94% 63 98.41% 52 98.18% 65 98.46%
Weimar Institute N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
West Coast University - BSN 764 76.57% 884 72.73% 1,041 82.80% 1,040 87.5% 1,284 93.69%
Western Governors University 27 81.48% 24 87.5% 42 66.67% 31 77.42% 34 97.06%
Western University of Health Sciences 50 100% 55 92.73% 58 86.21% 59 88.14% 53 90.57%
West Hills College Lemoore 36 100% 27 85.19% 41 95.12% 67 79.1% 34 79.41%
Yuba College 46 91.3% 50 84% 56 82.14% 52 82.69% 61 83.61%