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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 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
Allan Hancock College 40 80% 35 80% 33 84.85% 37 86.49% 35 82.86%
American River College 118 91.53% 103 92.23% 95 90.53% 80 95% 55 94.55%
American University of Health Sciences 1 100% 22 90.91% 17 70.59% 26 73.08% 36 50%
Antelope Valley College 129 89.92% 129 94.57% 140 85.71% 105 90.48% 112 91.96%
Azusa Pacific University - BSN 134 87.31% 123 84.55% 179 83.24% 152 80.26% 273 87.18%
Azusa Pacific University - MSN 36 94.44% 39 79.49% 35 88.57% 30 80% 18 94.44%
Bakersfield College 151 80.13% 190 93.16% 126 88.10% 145 93.10% 99 97.98%
Biola University 39 87.18% 24 83.33% 36 88.89% 37 91.89% 23 82.61%
Butte College 72 79.17% 85 82.35% 111 82.88% 99 87.88% 122 86.07%
Cabrillo College 64 85.94% 57 85.96% 65 80.00% 53 77.36% 58 86.21%
California Baptist University - BSN 22 95.45% 48 91.67% 49 85.71% 44 90.91% 71 78.87%
California Baptist University - MSN N/A N/A 6 100% 16 93.75% 15 100% 19 84.21%
CSU Bakersfield - BSN 94 86.17% 67 92.54% 78 92.31% 95 96.84% 78 97.44%
CSU Bakersfield - MSN N/A N/A 1 100% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CSU Channel Islands N/A N/A 17 94.12% 58 86.21% 33 100% 25 96%
CSU Chico 77 84.42% 87 87.36% 97 92.78% 89 96.63% 80 92.5%
CSU Dominguez Hills 24 79.17% 26 65.38% 46 78.26% 40 80% 20 70%
CSU East Bay 89 92.13% 109 96.33% 125 88.80% 109 91.74% 122 82.79%
CSU Fresno - BSN 114 91.23% 120 90.83% 151 90.07% 125 91.20% 105 91.43%
CSU Fresno - MSN 1 0% 2 50% 18 77.78% N/A N/A N/A N/A
CSU Fullerton - BSN N/A N/A 1 100% 19 84.21% 30 66.67% 43 93.02%
CSU Fullerton - MSN 57 89.47% 54 81.48% 27 92.59% 10 80% 25 80%
CSU Long Beach - BSN 209 93.78% 177 95.48% 191 97.38% 182 96.7% 194 95.88%
CSU Long Beach - MSN N/A N/A 8 100% 2 100% N/A N/A N/A N/A
CSU Los Angeles - BSN 103 93.2% 50 88% 86 93.35% 97 89.69% 77 96.1%
CSU Los Angeles - MSN 19 100% 18 94.44% 21 100.00% 24 95.83% 21 100%
CSU Northridge 16 100% 31 93.55% 37 91.89% 34 97.06% 38 94.74%
CSU Sacramento - BSN 202 95.54% 180 98.33% 143 97.20% 144 98.61% 176 97.73%
CSU Sacramento - MSN N/A N/A 1 100% N/A N/A 1 100% N/A N/A
CSU San Bernardino 165 83.03% 144 88.89% 109 83.49% 152 80.92% 110 89.09%
CSU San Marcos 43 95.35% 93 80.65% 130 90.00% 194 93.81% 153 97.39%
CSU Stanislaus 23 100% 48 95.83% 83 95.18% 60 100% 67 94.03%
Carrington College 46 84.78% 52 82.69% 61 81.97% 29 82.76% 35 85.71%
Cerritos College 81 96.3% 96 93.75% 97 94.85% 99 85.86% 90 87.78%
Chabot College 46 97.83% 40 95% 39 100.00% 55 98.18% 27 96.3%
Chaffey College 40 100% 52 96.15% 43 100.00% 50 98% 60 98.33%
Charles Drew University N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1 100% 20 95%
Citrus College 22 77.27% 1 100% 40 95.00% 30 80% 29 100%
City College of San Francisco 99 83.84% 103 89.32% 97 85.57% 80 92.50% 71 76.05%
College of Marin 44 95.45% 44 84.09% 56 89.29% 47 91.49% 15 93.33%
College of San Mateo 59 83.05% 55 70.91% 62 82.26% 52 82.69% 33 87.88%
College of the Canyons 138 88.41% 118 88.14% 123 82.93% 109 84.40% 135 88.15%
College of the Desert 104 85.58% 115 92.17% 88 85.23% 107 90.65% 66 81.82%
College of the Redwoods 69 81.16% 43 76.74% 44 88.64% 45 84.44% 46 82.61%
College of the Sequoias 173 91.33% 155 89.03% 142 90.14% 129 79.07% 124 88.71%
College of the Siskiyous 22 95.45% 27 96.3% 22 77.27% 22 100% 26 88.46%
Concordia University Irvine N/A N/A 48 85.42% 53 92.45% 49 97.96% 67 97.01%
Contra Costa College 52 92.31% 51 96.08% 49 93.88% 61 91.80% 46 93.48%
Copper Mountain College 19 84.21% 29 75.86% 35 80.00% 21 90.48% 27 81.48%
Cuesta College 55 90.91% 51 92.16% 45 93.33% 44 95.45% 44 97.73%
Cypress College 100 94% 83 95.18% 73 94.52% 83 93.98% 84 85.71%
De Anza College 78 87.18% 85 85.88% 75 76.00% 60 90% 59 88.14%
Dominican University of California 80 81.25% 71 83.1% 92 76.09% 118 74.58% 89 83.15%
East Los Angeles College 107 74.77% 120 61.67% 84 69.05% 124 82.26% 114 62.28%
El Camino College 103 91.26% 113 92.04% 69 94.20% 46 97.83% 59 96.61%
El Camino College - Compton Education Center 65 66.15% 57 71.93% 44 81.82% 59 84.75% 54 81.48%
Everest College N/A N/A N/A N/A 64 68.75% 65 87.69% 73 87.67%
Evergreen Valley College 47 89.36% 65 86.15% 69 79.71% 72 83.33% 65 90.77%
Fresno City College 268 76.49% 308 77.92% 323 81.11% 230 82.61% 341 78.01%
Gavilan College 19 84.21% 23 91.3% 17 100.00% 13 92.31% 15 100%
Glendale Community College 94 88.3% 115 93.04% 98 91.84% 84 94.05% 79 89.87%
Golden West College 172 87.79% 143 91.61% 113 88.50% 134 92.54% 101 92.08%
Grossmont College 102 84.31% 141 89.36% 103 92.23% 59 96.61% 71 95.77%
Hartnell College 32 84.38% 37 91.89% 52 94.23% 34 94.12% 32 100%
Holy Names University N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3 66.67%
Humboldt State University 46 91.3% 50 82% 58 91.38% 64 93.75% 21 90.48%
Imperial Valley College 75 61.33% 76 88.16% 66 80.30% 40 95% 34 100%
Kaplan College 130 82.31% 183 93.99% 140 77.86% 133 90.98% 171 75.44%
Loma Linda University - ADN 121 91.74% 113 92.92% 119 93.28% 91 87.91% 10 90%
Loma Linda University - BSN 12 83.33% 7 85.71% 10 80.00% 22 81.82% 61 83.61%
Long Beach City College 135 97.04% 110 98.18% 127 92.91% 114 96.49% 120 91.67%
LA City College 65 86.15% 39 89.74% 44 95.45% 43 97.67% 46 97.83%
LA County College of Nursing & Allied 120 95.83% 129 97.67% 95 95.79% 104 97.12% 74 98.65%
LA Harbor College 97 95.88% 105 95.24% 104 98.08% 102 97.06% 57 98.25%
LA Pierce College 48 85.42% 48 97.92% 54 83.33% 56 91.07% 48 95.83%
LA Southwest College 49 79.59% 40 82.5% 42 83.33% 60 73.33% 34 79.41%
LA Trade-Tech College 32 62.5% 65 75.38% 30 90.00% 38 97.37% 43 86.05%
LA Valley College 71 90.14% 109 88.07% 86 91.86% 73 95.89% 74 90.54%
Los Medanos College 45 91.11% 59 91.53% 46 89.13% 46 86.96% 12 75%
Mendocino College 37 94.59% 15 93.33% 28 96.43% 20 95% 19 94.74%
Merced College 42 78.57% 50 80% 49 85.71% 51 84.31% 49 91.84%
Merritt College 24 95.83% 68 97.06% 18 100.00% 25 92% 38 100%
Mira Costa College 26 100% 21 90.48% 29 96.55% 42 92.86% 55 100%
Mission College N/A N/A 28 82.14% 38 81.58% 40 82.50% 40 85%
Modesto Junior College 125 93.6% 123 86.18% 145 84.83% 108 89.81% 129 91.47%
Monterey Peninsula College 44 86.36% 52 100% 53 96.23% 21 100% 30 86.67%
Moorpark College 76 89.47% 94 88.3% 62 90.32% 47 100% 76 96.05%
Mount St. Mary's College - ADN 107 82.24% 94 89.36% 85 78.82% 84 78.57% 98 83.67%
Mount St. Mary's College - BSN 164 84.76% 137 86.13% 162 76.54% 145 86.21% 128 85.94%
Mt. San Antonio College 239 89.54% 169 94.08% 158 91.14% 135 91.11% 92 81.52%
Mt. San Jacinto College 70 88.57% 75 96% 79 84.81% 57 85.96% 57 96.49%
Napa Valley College 75 78.67% 69 84.06% 91 90.11% 93 88.17% 73 91.78%
National University - ADN 45 68.89% 10 90% 3 100.00% N/A N/A 2 100%
National University - BSN 69 79.71% 148 77.7% 188 75.53% 179 81.56% 261 92.34%
Ohlone College 46 95.65% 48 95.83% 59 96.61% 34 94.12% 32 93.75%
Pacific Union College 111 81.08% 83 91.57% 91 87.91% 66 84.85% 90 87.78%
Palomar College 71 97.18% 55 87.27% 45 95.56% 50 98% 50 98%
Pasadena City College 110 90% 121 86.78% 110 95.45% 130 95.38% 141 95.74%
Point Loma Nazarene College 41 100% 47 93.62% 42 97.62% 74 100% 50 80%
Porterville College N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 8 100% 17 76.47%
Reedley College at Madera Community College Center N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 4 100% 5 100%
Rio Hondo College 99 92.93% 116 91.38% 97 92.78% 99 89.90% 85 94.12%
Riverside City College 206 89.81% 178 92.7% 195 91.79% 177 90.40% 171 97.66%
Sacramento City College 160 92.5% 85 92.94% 153 98.04% 97 98.97% 107 95.33%
Saddleback College 113 95.58% 107 99.07% 105 94.29% 124 93.55% 112 98.21%
Samuel Merritt University - BSN 290 87.93% 421 87.41% 346 87.86% 361 89.75% 352 85.23%
Samuel Merritt University - MSN 85 88.24% 94 92.55% 81 95.06% 82 92.68% 87 94.25%
San Bernardino Valley College 90 82.22% 101 82.18% 77 83.12% 84 82.14% 86 82.56%
San Diego City College 75 88% 56 89.29% 60 90.00% 62 96.77% 58 96.55%
San Diego State University 156 92.31% 222 92.34% 265 92.83% 198 88.38% 158 87.97%
San Francisco State University - BSN 114 85.09% 104 90.38% 123 78.86% 104 85.58% 119 87.39%
San Francisco State University - MSN 52 82.69% 43 93.02% 2 100.00% 19 100% 36 88.89%
San Joaquin Delta College 179 85.47% 153 88.89% 147 90.84% 163 91.41% 154 92.21%
San Joaquin Valley College 12 91.67% 41 78.05% 76 53.95% 68 60.29% 77 67.53%
Santa Ana College 131 85.5% 111 95.5% 134 88.06% 102 92.16% 96 82.29%
Santa Barbara City College 47 93.62% 69 88.41% 52 86.54% 37 94.59% 56 91.07%
Santa Monica College 56 94.64% 78 97.44% 72 94.44% 55 96.36% 54 98.15%
Santa Rosa Junior College 125 94.4% 123 91.87% 95 92.63% 126 92.86% 90 88.89%
Shasta College 62 91.94% 49 83.67% 65 90.77% 58 87.93% 52 92.31%
Shepherd University N/A N/A N/A N/A 1 100.00% 55 72.73% 66 60.61%
Sierra College 70 92.86% 50 94% 49 95.92% 30 100% 37 100%
Simpson University N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 17

70.59%

Solano Community College 79 77.22% 56 85.71% 46 89.13% 54 98.15% 25 84%
Sonoma State University - BSN 32 96.88% 27 92.59% 34 94.12% 22 100% 43 97.67%
Sonoma State University - MSN N/A N/A 17 100% N/A N/A 21 100% N/A N/A
Southwestern College 70

91.43%

68 73.53% 73 72.60% 61 80.33% 61 80.33%
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing at San Jose State University 176 77.84% 147 87.07% 147 91.84% 156 94.23% 132 93.94%
United States University N/A N/A 8 62.5% 28 71.43% 58 68.97% 76 56.58%
Unitek College 55 83.64% 83 65.06% 82 75.61% 81 81.48% 71 91.55%
UC Irvine N/A N/A 37 83.78% 41 87.80% 46 78.26% 44 88.64%
UC Los Angeles - BSN N/A N/A N/A N/A 49 89.80% 46 91.30% 56 92.86%
UC Los Angeles - MSN 51 90.2% 54 92.59% 61 90.16% 45 88.89% 61 93.44%
UC San Francisco 73 93.15% 77 93.51% 84 91.67% 87 95.40% 65 90.77%
University of Phoenix at Modesto N/A N/A 5 100% 41 73.17% 41 75.61% 51 80.39%
University of San Diego/Hahn 26 92.31% 41 100% 54 88.89% 43 95.35% 32 84.38%
University of San Francisco - BSN 132 90.91% 128 91.41% 156 87.82% 154 83.12% 140 85%
University of San Francisco - MSN 82 98.78% 55 90.91% 55 81.82% 61 86.89% 61 96.72%
Ventura College 92 92.39% 108 92.59% 82 96.34% 81 96.30% 61 95.08%
Victor Valley College 95 88.42% 107 92.52% 108 89.81% 54 90.74% 73 94.52%
West Coast University - Inland Empire - ADN N/A N/A 29 72.41% 108 84.26% 65 61.53% 4 75%
West Coast University - Inland Empire - BSN N/A N/A N/A N/A 13 61.54% 82 71.95% 249 73.9%
West Coast University - Los Angeles - ADN 282 86.88% 292 87.33% 228 83.33% 75 76% 4 50%
West Coast University - Los Angeles - BSN N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 65 86.15% 283 78.45%
West Coast University - Orange County - ADN 46 93.48% 287 85.71% 155 75.48% 59 79.66% 6 66.67%
West Coast University - Orange County - BSN N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 177 87.01% 232 77.16%
Western Governors University N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 15 100% 27 81.48%
Western University of Health Sciences 46 86.96% 46 84.78% 55 87.27% 53 94.34% 50 100%
West Hills College Lemoore N/A N/A 2 100% 49 87.76% 34 91.18% 36 100%
Yuba College 50 86% 40 92.5% 68 97.06% 32 90.63 46 91.3%