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 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
Allan Hancock College 37 86.49% 35 82.86% 34 79.41% 36 80.56% 32 84.38%
American River College 80 95% 55 94.55% 49 85.71% 67 94.03% 62 93.55%
American University of Health Sciences 26 73.08% 36 50% 60 80% 39 84.62% 62 91.94%
Antelope Valley College 105 90.48% 112 91.96% 100 81% 99 82.83% 86 89.53%
Azusa Pacific University - BSN 152 80.26% 273 87.18% 248 83.46% 276 84.06% 287 82.23%
Azusa Pacific University - MSN 30 80% 18 94.44% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bakersfield College 145 93.10% 99 97.98% 93 91.4% 125 91.20% 133 92.48%
Biola University 37 91.89% 23 82.61% 29 79.31% 44 77.27% 27 88.89%
Brightwood College 133 90.98% 171 75.44% 169 63.91% 134 78.36% 151 73.51%
Butte College 99 87.88% 122 86.07% 59 83.05% 83 81.93% 76 81.58%
Cabrillo College 53 77.36% 58 86.21% 56 75% 49 69.39% 66 78.79%
California Baptist University - BSN 44 90.91% 71 78.87% 76 72.37$ 130 83.85% 134 81.34%
California Baptist University - MSN 15 100% 19 84.21% 22 86.36% 31 80.65% 35 74.29%
CSU Bakersfield - BSN 95 96.84% 78 97.44% N/A N/A 49 83.67% 59 96.61%
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 33 100% 25 96% 32 100% 47 93.62% 40 100%
CSU Chico 89 96.63% 80 92.5% 71 91.55% 69 95.65% 76 94.74%
CSU Dominguez Hills 40 80% 20 70% 12 66.67% 23 69.57% 19 78.95%
CSU East Bay 109 91.74% 122 82.79% 111 88.29% 127 84.25% 88 82.95%
CSU Fresno - BSN 125 91.20% 105 91.43% 156 81.41% 100 77% 108 87.96%
CSU Fresno - MSN N/A N/A N/A N/A 1 100% 17 76.47% 2 100%
CSU Fullerton - BSN 30 66.67% 43 93.02% 38 89.47% 49 87.76% 52 92.31%
CSU Fullerton - MSN 10 80% 25 80% 19 89.47% 11 100% 11 100%
CSU Long Beach - BSN 182 96.7% 194 95.88% 160 89.38% 116 94.83% 118 98.31%
CSU Long Beach - MSN N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 68 89.70% 13 84.62%
CSU Los Angeles - BSN 97 89.69% 77 96.1% 38 86.84% 64 95.31% 80 95%
CSU Los Angeles - MSN 24 95.83% 21 100% 18 88.89% 21 95.24% 1 100%
CSU Northridge 34 97.06% 38 94.74% 36 91.67% 55 89.09% 55 87.27%
CSU Sacramento - BSN 144 98.61% 176 97.73% 153 97.39% 112 97.32% 189 95.24%
CSU Sacramento - MSN 1 100% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CSU San Bernardino 152 80.92% 110 89.09% 104 81.73% 127 77.95% 104 90.38%
CSU San Marcos 194 93.81% 153 97.39% 144 95.83% 170 97.06% 154 94.81%
CSU Stanislaus 60 100% 67 94.03% 86 94.19% 81 95.53% 54 96.3%
Carrington College 29 82.76% 35 85.71% 35 74.29% 56 82.14% 50 82%
Cerritos College 99 85.86% 90 87.78% 83 83.13% 70 87.14% 100 78%
Chabot College 55 98.18% 27 96.3% 45 97.78% 38 100% 38 97.37%
Chaffey College 50 98% 60 98.33% 37 86.49% 65 84.62% 73 97.26%
Charles Drew University 1 100% 20 95% 63 47.62% 87 55.17% 37 45.95%
Citrus College 30 80% 29 100% 30 86.67% 28 89.29% 32 81.25%
City College of San Francisco 80 92.50% 71 76.05% 78 75.64% 100 88% 58 74.14%
CNI College N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 14 92.86% 79 65.82%
College of Marin 47 91.49% 15 93.33% 61 95.08% 38 97.37% 27 81.48%
College of San Mateo 52 82.69% 33 87.88% 65 80% 50 84% 43 79.07%
College of the Canyons 109 84.40% 135 88.15% 104 80.77% 121 85.12% 114 86.84%
College of the Desert 107 90.65% 66 81.82% 51 74.51% 53 90.57% 57 84.21%
College of the Redwoods 45 84.44% 46 82.61% 38 84.21% 48 83.33% 45 93.33%
College of the Sequoias 129 79.07% 124 88.71% 109 76.15% 96 89.58% 72 88.89%
College of the Siskiyous 22 100% 26 88.46% 12 91.67% 42 97.62% 24 95.83%
Concordia University Irvine 49 97.96% 67 97.01% 72 94.44% 70 94.29% 68 92.65%
Contra Costa College 61 91.80% 46 93.48% 20 85% 33 75.76% 34 88.24%
Copper Mountain College 21 90.48% 27 81.48% 22 86.36% 22 81.82% 30 83.33%
Cuesta College 44 95.45% 44 97.73% 30 93.33% 30 100% 45 100%
Cypress College 83 93.98% 84 85.71% 68 91.18% 66 86.36% 74 86.49%
De Anza College 60 90% 59 88.14% 52 69.23% 55 90.91% 49 89.8%
Dominican University of California 118 74.58% 89 83.15% 132 71.97% 103 62.14% 81 83.95%
East Los Angeles College 124 82.26% 114 62.28% 91 49.45% 120 61.67% 102 64.71%
El Camino College 46 97.83% 59 96.61% 83 95.18% 71 88.73% 76 88.16%
El Camino College - Compton Education Center 59 84.75% 54 81.48% 60 73.33% 54 59.26% 62 82.26%
Evergreen Valley College 72 83.33% 65 90.77% 54 81.48% 53 94.34% 52 84.62%
Fresno City College 230 82.61% 341 78.01% 354 65.82% 367 67.30% 221 76.02%
Gavilan College 13 92.31% 15 100% 19 89.47% 26 69.23% 11 63.64%
Glendale Community College 84 94.05% 79 89.87% 69 89.86% 72 90.28% 68 94.12%
Golden West College 134 92.54% 101 92.08% 85 87.06% 85 90.59% 86 91.86%
Grossmont College 59 96.61% 71 95.77% 64 98.44% 61 95.08% 57 91.23%
Hartnell College 34 94.12% 32 100% 30 96.67% 25 92% 32 100%
Holy Names University N/A N/A 3 66.67% 43 62.79% 33 42.42% 50 68%
Humboldt State University 64 93.75% 21 90.48% 2 100% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Imperial Valley College 40 95% 34 100% 43 93.02% 44 88.64% 43 93.02%
Loma Linda University - ADN 91 87.91% 10 90% 1 100% N/A N/A 1 100%
Loma Linda University - BSN 22 81.82% 61 83.61% 121 82.64% 154 85.71% 139 84.17%
Long Beach City College 114 96.49% 120 91.67% 91 92.31% 83 90.36% 84 90.48%
LA City College 43 97.67% 46 97.83% 60 86.67% 72 80.56% 78 83.33%
LA County College of Nursing & Allied 104 97.12% 74 98.65% 90 93.33% 85 91.76% 91 96.7%
LA Harbor College 102 97.06% 57 98.25% 59 100% 64 96.88% 76 97.37%
LA Southwest College 60 73.33% 34 79.41% 39 76.92% 30 70% 39 76.92%
LA Trade-Tech College 38 97.37% 43 86.05% 38 65.79% 25 76% 54 88.89%
LA Valley College 73 95.89% 74 90.54% 63 92.06% 80 95% 78 89.74%
Los Angeles Pierce College 56 91.07% 48 95.83% 49 89.8% 40 85% 68 88.24%
Los Medanos College 46 86.96% 12 75% 41 90.24% 33 81.82% 41 87.8%
Mendocino College 20 95% 19 94.74% 19 100% 15 100% 3 100%
Merced College 51 84.31% 49 91.84% 43 86.05% 55 87.27% 57 84.21%
Merritt College 25 92% 38 100% 9 100% 15 100% 33 93.94%
Mira Costa College 42 92.86% 55 100% 43 97.67% 44 100% 47 93.62%
Mission College 40 82.50% 40 85% 37 64.86% 37 75.68% 30 76.67%
Modesto Junior College 108 89.81% 129 91.47% 111 90.09% 97 88.66% 135 86.67%
Monterey Peninsula College 21 100% 30 86.67% 23 95.65% 30 93.33% 23 100%
Moorpark College 47 100% 76 96.05% 66 87.88% 61 90.16% 87 93.1%
Mount St. Mary's University - Los Angeles - ADN 84 78.57% 98 83.67% 86 69.77% 78 70.51% 89 78.65%
Mount St. Mary's University - Los Angeles - BSN 145 86.21% 128 85.94% 150 65.33% 142 60.56% 164 75%
Mt. San Antonio College 135 91.11% 92 81.52% 93 82.8% 105 85.71% 102 85.29%
Mt. San Jacinto College 57 85.96% 57 96.49% 45 91.11% 43 95.35% 45 91.11%
Napa Valley College 93 88.17% 73 91.78% 36 80.56% 33 72.73% 31 67.74%
National University - ADN N/A N/A 2 100% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
National University - BSN 179 81.56% 261 92.34% 212 92.92% 235 94.04% 285 93.68%
Ohlone College 34 94.12% 32 93.75% 36 97.22% 28 89.29% 41 73.17%
Pacific Union College 66 84.85% 90 87.78% 80 83.75% 78 83.33% 89 86.52%
Palomar College 50 98% 50 98% 46 97.83% 33 87.88% 40 95%
Pasadena City College 130 95.38% 141 95.74% 108 85.19% 138 80.43% 133 84.21%
Point Loma Nazarene College 74 100% 50 80% 49 87.76% 45 91.11% 98 87.76%
Porterville College 8 100% 17 76.47% 16 81.25% 9 66.67% 18 94.44%
Reedley College at Madera Community College Center 4 100% 5 100% 10 80% 5 80% 6 100%
Rio Hondo College 99 89.90% 85 94.12% 70 85.71% 77 90.91% 79 91.14%
Riverside City College 177 90.40% 171 97.66% 146 91.78% 160 91.88% 174 91.38%
Sacramento City College 97 98.97% 107 95.33% 104 97.12% 69 94.20% 84 92.86%
Saddleback College 124 93.55% 112 98.21% 90 97.78% 100 94% 96 92.71%
Samuel Merritt University - BSN 361 89.75% 352 85.23% 358 79.32% 378 85.98% 376 89.36%
Samuel Merritt University - MSN 82 92.68% 87 94.25% 82 81.7% 89 82.02% 85 92.94%
San Bernardino Valley College 84 82.14% 86 82.56% 71 74.65% 58 79.31% 68 77.94%
San Diego City College 62 96.77% 58 96.55% 52 92.31% 56 87.50% 68 86.76%
San Diego State University 198 88.38% 158 87.97% 122 90.98% 151 92.72% 128 95.31%
San Francisco State University - BSN 104 85.58% 119 87.39% 126 76.98% 109 87.16% 168 78.57%
San Francisco State University - MSN 19 100% 36 88.89% 50 82% 33 90.91% 11 63.64%
San Joaquin Delta College 163 91.41% 154 92.21% 92 85.87% 97 79.38% 72 93.06%
San Joaquin Valley College 68 60.29% 77 67.53% 60 76.67% 42 80.95% 100 76%
Santa Ana College 102 92.16% 96 82.29% 98 72.45% 88 84.09% 90 83.33%
Santa Barbara City College 37 94.59% 56 91.07% 41 97.56% 68 92.65% 57 94.74%
Santa Monica College 55 96.36% 54 98.15% 54 87.04% 54 100% 67 85.07%
Santa Rosa Junior College 126 92.86% 90 88.89% 115 88.7% 124 88.71% 78 93.59%
Shasta College 58 87.93% 52 92.31% 53 77.36% 53 84.91% 59 84.75%
Shepherd University 55 72.73% 66 60.61% 43 44.19% 64 29.69% 38 65.79%
Sierra College 30 100% 37 100% 26 92.31% 11 100% 64 96.88%
Simpson University N/A N/A 17 70.59% 22 95.45% 32 100% 37 91.89%
Solano Community College 54 98.15% 25 84% 29 96.55% 42 64.29% 57 94.74%
Sonoma State University - BSN 22 100% 43 97.67% 18 100% 12 83.33% 24 100%
Sonoma State University - MSN 21 100% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwestern College 61 80.33% 61 80.33% 53 79.25% 53 90.57% 53 94.34%
Stanbridge University N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3 100%
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing at San Jose State University 156 94.23% 132 93.94% 119 86.55% 104 80.77% 126 92.06%
United States University - BSN N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 12 83.33% 19 68.42%
United States University - MSN 58 68.97% 76 56.58% 4 0% 2 100% 3 33.33%
Unitek College 81 81.48% 71 91.55% 82 73.17% 86 75.58% 106 73.58%
UC Irvine 46 78.26% 44 88.64% 50 78% 49 79.59% 42 88.1%
UC Los Angeles - BSN 46 91.30% 56 92.86% 60 65% 51 74.51% 56 83.93%
UC Los Angeles - MSN 45 88.89% 61 93.44% 60 90% 83 77.11% 88 89.77%
UC San Francisco 87 95.40% 65 90.77% 64 96.88% 52 90.38% 61 96.72%
University of Phoenix at Modesto 41 75.61% 51 80.39% 41 65.85% 27 51.85% 34 76.47%
University of San Diego/Hahn 43 95.35% 32 84.38% 46 78.26% 34 91.18% 49 91.84%
University of San Francisco - BSN 154 83.12% 140 85% 143 83.22% 168 85.12% 184 90.22%
University of San Francisco - MSN 61 86.89% 61 96.72% 73 87.67% 74 81.08% 60 78.33%
Ventura College 81 96.30% 61 95.08% 82 97.56% 88 89.77% 82 89.02%
Victor Valley College 54 90.74% 73 94.52% 99 93.94% 63 98.41% 52 98.18%
West Coast University 324 82.40% 764 76.57% 884 72.73% 1,041 82.80% 1,040 87.5%
Western Governors University 15 100% 27 81.48% 24 87.5% 42 66.67% 31 77.42%
Western University of Health Sciences 53 94.34% 50 100% 55 92.73% 58 86.21% 59 88.14%
West Hills College Lemoore 34 91.18% 36 100% 27 85.19% 41 95.12% 67 79.1%
Yuba College 32 90.63 46 91.3% 50 84% 56 82.14% 52 82.69%