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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 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
Allan Hancock College 33 84.85% 37 86.49% 35 82.86% 34 79.41% 36 80.56%
American River College 95 90.53% 80 95% 55 94.55% 49 85.71% 67 94.03%
American University of Health Sciences 17 70.59% 26 73.08% 36 50% 60 80% 39 84.62%
Antelope Valley College 140 85.71% 105 90.48% 112 91.96% 100 81% 99 82.83%
Azusa Pacific University - BSN 179 83.24% 152 80.26% 273 87.18% 248 83.46% 276 84.06%
Azusa Pacific University - MSN 35 88.57% 30 80% 18 94.44% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bakersfield College 126 88.10% 145 93.10% 99 97.98% 93 91.4% 125 91.20%
Biola University 36 88.89% 37 91.89% 23 82.61% 29 79.31% 44 77.27%
Brightwood College 140 77.86% 133 90.98% 171 75.44% 169 63.91% 134 78.36%
Butte College 111 82.88% 99 87.88% 122 86.07% 59 83.05% 83 81.93%
Cabrillo College 65 80.00% 53 77.36% 58 86.21% 56 75% 49 69.39%
California Baptist University - BSN 49 85.71% 44 90.91% 71 78.87% 76 72.37$ 130 83.85%
California Baptist University - MSN 16 93.75% 15 100% 19 84.21% 22 86.36% 31 80.65%
CSU Bakersfield - BSN 78 92.31% 95 96.84% 78 97.44% N/A N/A 49 83.67%
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 58 86.21% 33 100% 25 96% 32 100% 47 93.62%
CSU Chico 97 92.78% 89 96.63% 80 92.5% 71 91.55% 69 95.65%
CSU Dominguez Hills 46 78.26% 40 80% 20 70% 12 66.67% 23 69.57%
CSU East Bay 125 88.80% 109 91.74% 122 82.79% 111 88.29% 127 84.25%
CSU Fresno - BSN 151 90.07% 125 91.20% 105 91.43% 156 81.41% 100 77%
CSU Fresno - MSN 18 77.78% N/A N/A N/A N/A 1 100% 17 76.47%
CSU Fullerton - BSN 19 84.21% 30 66.67% 43 93.02% 38 89.47% 49 87.76%
CSU Fullerton - MSN 27 92.59% 10 80% 25 80% 19 89.47% 11 100%
CSU Long Beach - BSN 191 97.38% 182 96.7% 194 95.88% 160 89.38% 116 94.83%
CSU Long Beach - MSN 2 100% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 68 89.70%
CSU Los Angeles - BSN 86 93.35% 97 89.69% 77 96.1% 38 86.84% 64 95.31%
CSU Los Angeles - MSN 21 100.00% 24 95.83% 21 100% 18 88.89% 21 95.24%
CSU Northridge 37 91.89% 34 97.06% 38 94.74% 36 91.67% 55 89.09%
CSU Sacramento - BSN 143 97.20% 144 98.61% 176 97.73% 153 97.39% 112 97.32%
CSU Sacramento - MSN N/A N/A 1 100% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CSU San Bernardino 109 83.49% 152 80.92% 110 89.09% 104 81.73% 127 77.95%
CSU San Marcos 130 90.00% 194 93.81% 153 97.39% 144 95.83% 170 97.06%
CSU Stanislaus 83 95.18% 60 100% 67 94.03% 86 94.19% 81 95.53%
Carrington College 61 81.97% 29 82.76% 35 85.71% 35 74.29% 56 82.14%
Cerritos College 97 94.85% 99 85.86% 90 87.78% 83 83.13% 70 87.14%
Chabot College 39 100.00% 55 98.18% 27 96.3% 45 97.78% 38 100%
Chaffey College 43 100.00% 50 98% 60 98.33% 37 86.49% 65 84.62%
Charles Drew University N/A N/A 1 100% 20 95% 63 47.62% 87 55.17%
Citrus College 40 95.00% 30 80% 29 100% 30 86.67% 28 89.29%
City College of San Francisco 97 85.57% 80 92.50% 71 76.05% 78 75.64% 100 88%
CNI College N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 14 92.86%
College of Marin 56 89.29% 47 91.49% 15 93.33% 61 95.08% 38 97.37%
College of San Mateo 62 82.26% 52 82.69% 33 87.88% 65 80% 50 84%
College of the Canyons 123 82.93% 109 84.40% 135 88.15% 104 80.77% 121 85.12%
College of the Desert 88 85.23% 107 90.65% 66 81.82% 51 74.51% 53 90.57%
College of the Redwoods 44 88.64% 45 84.44% 46 82.61% 38 84.21% 48 83.33%
College of the Sequoias 142 90.14% 129 79.07% 124 88.71% 109 76.15% 96 89.58%
College of the Siskiyous 22 77.27% 22 100% 26 88.46% 12 91.67% 42 97.62%
Concordia University Irvine 53 92.45% 49 97.96% 67 97.01% 72 94.44% 70 94.29%
Contra Costa College 49 93.88% 61 91.80% 46 93.48% 20 85% 33 75.76%
Copper Mountain College 35 80.00% 21 90.48% 27 81.48% 22 86.36% 22 81.82%
Cuesta College 45 93.33% 44 95.45% 44 97.73% 30 93.33% 30 100%
Cypress College 73 94.52% 83 93.98% 84 85.71% 68 91.18% 66 86.36%
De Anza College 75 76.00% 60 90% 59 88.14% 52 69.23% 55 90.91%
Dominican University of California 92 76.09% 118 74.58% 89 83.15% 132 71.97% 103 62.14%
East Los Angeles College 84 69.05% 124 82.26% 114 62.28% 91 49.45% 120 61.67%
El Camino College 69 94.20% 46 97.83% 59 96.61% 83 95.18% 71 88.73%
El Camino College - Compton Education Center 44 81.82% 59 84.75% 54 81.48% 60 73.33% 54 59.26%
Evergreen Valley College 69 79.71% 72 83.33% 65 90.77% 54 81.48% 53 94.34%
Fresno City College 323 81.11% 230 82.61% 341 78.01% 354 65.82% 367 67.30%
Gavilan College 17 100.00% 13 92.31% 15 100% 19 89.47% 26 69.23%
Glendale Community College 98 91.84% 84 94.05% 79 89.87% 69 89.86% 72 90.28%
Golden West College 113 88.50% 134 92.54% 101 92.08% 85 87.06% 85 90.59%
Grossmont College 103 92.23% 59 96.61% 71 95.77% 64 98.44% 61 95.08%
Hartnell College 52 94.23% 34 94.12% 32 100% 30 96.67% 25 92%
Holy Names University N/A N/A N/A N/A 3 66.67% 43 62.79% 33 42.42%
Humboldt State University 58 91.38% 64 93.75% 21 90.48% 2 100% N/A N/A
Imperial Valley College 66 80.30% 40 95% 34 100% 43 93.02% 44 88.64%
Loma Linda University - ADN 119 93.28% 91 87.91% 10 90% 1 100% N/A N/A
Loma Linda University - BSN 10 80.00% 22 81.82% 61 83.61% 121 82.64% 154 85.71%
Long Beach City College 127 92.91% 114 96.49% 120 91.67% 91 92.31% 83 90.36%
LA City College 44 95.45% 43 97.67% 46 97.83% 60 86.67% 72 80.56%
LA County College of Nursing & Allied 95 95.79% 104 97.12% 74 98.65% 90 93.33% 85 91.76%
LA Harbor College 104 98.08% 102 97.06% 57 98.25% 59 100% 64 96.88%
LA Southwest College 42 83.33% 60 73.33% 34 79.41% 39 76.92% 30 70%
LA Trade-Tech College 30 90.00% 38 97.37% 43 86.05% 38 65.79% 25 76%
LA Valley College 86 91.86% 73 95.89% 74 90.54% 63 92.06% 80 95%
Los Medanos College 46 89.13% 46 86.96% 12 75% 41 90.24% 33 81.82%
Mendocino College 28 96.43% 20 95% 19 94.74% 19 100% 15 100%
Merced College 49 85.71% 51 84.31% 49 91.84% 43 86.05% 55 87.27%
Merritt College 18 100.00% 25 92% 38 100% 9 100% 15 100%
Mira Costa College 29 96.55% 42 92.86% 55 100% 43 97.67% 44 100%
Mission College 38 81.58% 40 82.50% 40 85% 37 64.86% 37 75.68%
Modesto Junior College 145 84.83% 108 89.81% 129 91.47% 111 90.09% 97 88.66%
Monterey Peninsula College 53 96.23% 21 100% 30 86.67% 23 95.65% 30 93.33%
Moorpark College 62 90.32% 47 100% 76 96.05% 66 87.88% 61 90.16%
Mount St. Mary's University - Los Angeles - ADN 85 78.82% 84 78.57% 98 83.67% 86 69.77% 78 70.51%
Mount St. Mary's University - Los Angeles - BSN 162 76.54% 145 86.21% 128 85.94% 150 65.33% 142 60.56%
Mt. San Antonio College 158 91.14% 135 91.11% 92 81.52% 93 82.8% 105 85.71%
Mt. San Jacinto College 79 84.81% 57 85.96% 57 96.49% 45 91.11% 43 95.35%
Napa Valley College 91 90.11% 93 88.17% 73 91.78% 36 80.56% 33 72.73%
National University - ADN 3 100.00% N/A N/A 2 100% N/A N/A N/A N/A
National University - BSN 188 75.53% 179 81.56% 261 92.34% 212 92.92% 235 94.04%
Ohlone College 59 96.61% 34 94.12% 32 93.75% 36 97.22% 28 89.29%
Pacific Union College 91 87.91% 66 84.85% 90 87.78% 80 83.75% 78 83.33%
Palomar College 45 95.56% 50 98% 50 98% 46 97.83% 33 87.88%
Pasadena City College 110 95.45% 130 95.38% 141 95.74% 108 85.19% 138 80.43%
Pierce College 54 83.33% 56 91.07% 48 95.83% 49 89.8% 40 85%
Point Loma Nazarene College 42 97.62% 74 100% 50 80% 49 87.76% 45 91.11%
Porterville College N/A N/A 8 100% 17 76.47% 16 81.25% 9 66.67%
Reedley College at Madera Community College Center N/A N/A 4 100% 5 100% 10 80% 5 80%
Rio Hondo College 97 92.78% 99 89.90% 85 94.12% 70 85.71% 77 90.91%
Riverside City College 195 91.79% 177 90.40% 171 97.66% 146 91.78% 160 91.88%
Sacramento City College 153 98.04% 97 98.97% 107 95.33% 104 97.12% 69 94.20%
Saddleback College 105 94.29% 124 93.55% 112 98.21% 90 97.78% 100 94%
Samuel Merritt University - BSN 346 87.86% 361 89.75% 352 85.23% 358 79.32% 378 85.98%
Samuel Merritt University - MSN 81 95.06% 82 92.68% 87 94.25% 82 81.7% 89 82.02%
San Bernardino Valley College 77 83.12% 84 82.14% 86 82.56% 71 74.65% 58 79.31%
San Diego City College 60 90.00% 62 96.77% 58 96.55% 52 92.31% 56 87.50%
San Diego State University 265 92.83% 198 88.38% 158 87.97% 122 90.98% 151 92.72%
San Francisco State University - BSN 123 78.86% 104 85.58% 119 87.39% 126 76.98% 109 87.16%
San Francisco State University - MSN 2 100.00% 19 100% 36 88.89% 50 82% 33 90.91%
San Joaquin Delta College 147 90.84% 163 91.41% 154 92.21% 92 85.87% 97 79.38%
San Joaquin Valley College 76 53.95% 68 60.29% 77 67.53% 60 76.67% 42 80.95%
Santa Ana College 134 88.06% 102 92.16% 96 82.29% 98 72.45% 88 84.09%
Santa Barbara City College 52 86.54% 37 94.59% 56 91.07% 41 97.56% 68 92.65%
Santa Monica College 72 94.44% 55 96.36% 54 98.15% 54 87.04% 54 100%
Santa Rosa Junior College 95 92.63% 126 92.86% 90 88.89% 115 88.7% 124 88.71%
Shasta College 65 90.77% 58 87.93% 52 92.31% 53 77.36% 53 84.91%
Shepherd University 1 100.00% 55 72.73% 66 60.61% 43 44.19% 64 29.69%
Sierra College 49 95.92% 30 100% 37 100% 26 92.31% 11 100%
Simpson University N/A N/A N/A N/A 17 70.59% 22 95.45% 32 100%
Solano Community College 46 89.13% 54 98.15% 25 84% 29 96.55% 42 64.29%
Sonoma State University - BSN 34 94.12% 22 100% 43 97.67% 18 100% 12 83.33%
Sonoma State University - MSN N/A N/A 21 100% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Southwestern College 73 72.60% 61 80.33% 61 80.33% 53 79.25% 53 90.57%
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing at San Jose State University 147 91.84% 156 94.23% 132 93.94% 119 86.55% 104 80.77%
United States University - BSN N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 12 83.33%
United States University - MSN 28 71.43% 58 68.97% 76 56.58% 4 0% 2 100%
Unitek College 82 75.61% 81 81.48% 71 91.55% 82 73.17% 86 75.58%
UC Irvine 41 87.80% 46 78.26% 44 88.64% 50 78% 49 79.59%
UC Los Angeles - BSN 49 89.80% 46 91.30% 56 92.86% 60 65% 51 74.51%
UC Los Angeles - MSN 61 90.16% 45 88.89% 61 93.44% 60 90% 83 77.11%
UC San Francisco 84 91.67% 87 95.40% 65 90.77% 64 96.88% 52 90.38%
University of Phoenix at Modesto 41 73.17% 41 75.61% 51 80.39% 44 68.18% 30 56.67%
University of San Diego/Hahn 54 88.89% 43 95.35% 32 84.38% 46 78.26% 34 91.18%
University of San Francisco - BSN 156 87.82% 154 83.12% 140 85% 143 83.22% 168 85.12%
University of San Francisco - MSN 55 81.82% 61 86.89% 61 96.72% 73 87.67% 74 81.08%
Ventura College 82 96.34% 81 96.30% 61 95.08% 82 97.56% 88 89.77%
Victor Valley College 108 89.81% 54 90.74% 73 94.52% 99 93.94% 63 98.41%
West Coast University N/A N/A 324 82.40% 764 76.57% 884 72.73% 1,041 82.80%
Western Governors University N/A N/A 15 100% 27 81.48% 24 87.5% 42 66.67%
Western University of Health Sciences 55 87.27% 53 94.34% 50 100% 55 92.73% 58 86.21%
West Hills College Lemoore 49 87.76% 34 91.18% 36 100% 27 85.19% 41 95.12%
Yuba College 68 97.06% 32 90.63 46 91.3% 50 84% 56 82.14%