Accreditation, Attrition, and On Time Completion Rates

Annually, the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) in collaboration with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, requests all California BRN approved Nursing Education Programs submit pre-licensure (Associate, Baccalaureate, and Entry Level Master’s degree) program information to UCSF using the specified Annual School survey data collection/calculation formulas for the reporting period (August 1-July 31) each year. Annual School Survey reports are posted on the BRN website. A list of BRN approved prelicensure nursing programs is found on our Pre-Licensure RN Programs page.

The table below reflects the accreditation, pre-licensure attrition and on time completion (retention rate) information each program provided directly to UCSF. The table has been updated on August 2, 2019 to reflect individual program revised attrition and on time completion data provided directly to UCSF.

Please contact the individual program directly for further information about the program and any possible changes/updates related to institutional and program accreditation status, attrition and on time completion (retention) rates.

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School School Accreditation Program Accreditation 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Attrition Rate On-time Completion Rate Attrition Rate On-time Completion Rate Attrition Rate On-time Completion Rate Attrition Rate On-time Completion Rate Attrition Rate On-time Completion Rate
Allan Hancock College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 6% 94% 9% 91% 0% 100% 0% 100% 0% 100%
American Career College ABHES None Not Applicable Not Available 8% 87% 5% 91%
American River College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 29% 51% 32% 50% 11% 71% 9% 81% 11% 81%
American University of Health Sciences WSCUC CCNE 13% 72% 29% 51% 30% 70% 33% 59% 19% 68%
Antelope Valley College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 8% 68% 13% 77% 12% 69% 10% 76% 15% 72%
Azusa Pacific University - BSN WSCUC CCNE 5% 90% 10% 87% 7% 93% 5% 93% 0% 97%
Azusa Pacific University - MSN WSCUC CCNE 7% 91% 7% 90% 6% 90% 4% 96% 2% 97%
Bakersfield College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 12% 84% 13% 83% 12% 79% 13% 79% 9% 80%
Biola University WSCUC CCNE 3% 97% 5% 95% 5% 95% 2% 98% 2% 95%
Brightwood College
(Closed 12/2018)
ACICS None 4% 96% 2% 95% 3% 97% 16% 84% 12% 87%
Butte Community College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 19% 81% 5% 95% 6% 94% 6% 94% 0% 100%
Cabrillo Community College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 13% 87% 17% 83% 11% 88% 11% 89% 18% 81%
California Baptist University - BSN WSCUC CCNE 7% 93% 4% 90% 3% 97% 7% 91% 3% 97%
California Baptist University - MSN WSCUC CCNE 0% 100% 3% 97% 3% 90% 3% 97% 0% 97%
California Career College ABHES None Not Available
Career Care Institute of LA COE None Not Available
CSU Bakersfield WSCUC CCNE 0% 96% 0% 100% 4% 93% 13% 87% 7% 89%
CSU Channel Islands WSCUC CCNE 18% 82% 0% 95% 6% 94% 5% 86% 9% 83%
CSU Chico WSCUC CCNE 5% 95% 0% 99% 5% 95% 2% 98% 3% 93%
CSU East Bay WSCUC CCNE 6% 89% 16% 84% 11% 82% 12% 80% 8% 88%
CSU Fresno - BSN WSCUC CCNE 15% 85% 4% 96% 0% 100% 2% 98% 3% 94%
CSU Fullerton - BSN WSCUC CCNE 8% 92% 8% 90% 7% 93% 3% 94% 10% 86%
CSU Long Beach - BSN WSCUC CCNE 8% 92% 7% 93% 10% 81% 7% 81% 9% 85%
CSU Long Beach - MSN WSCUC CCNE Not Applicable 13% 87% Not Applicable
CSU Los Angeles - BSN WSCUC CCNE 0% 100% 1% 99% 3% 91% 1% 99% 1% 98%
CSU Northridge WSCUC CCNE 3% 98% 3% 97% 2% 98% 0% 100% 1% 99%
CSU Sacramento WSCUC CCNE 3% 94% 3% 95% 3% 96% 3% 94% 2% 97%
CSU San Bernardino WSCUC CCNE 6% 94% 4% 91% 5% 94% 2% 93% 0% 97%
CSU San Marcos WSCUC CCNE 7% 93% 13% 85% 3% 90% 17% 82% 0% 47%
CSU Stanislaus WSCUC CCNE 3% 91% 7% 93% 10% 90% 7% 93% 9% 91%
Carrington College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 4% 88% 14% 62% 36% 59% 20% 79% 0% 100%
Cerritos College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 17% 75% 25% 72% 19% 65% 18% 69% 20% 59%
Chabot College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 30% 70% 36% 64% 21% 79% 48% 48% 19% 67%
Chaffey College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 6% 90% 12% 78% 13% 73% 9% 91% 18% 71%
Chamberlain College of Nursing HLC CCNE Not Available
Charles R. Drew University WSCUC CCNE 3% 98% 6% 94% 16% 82% 18% 75% 17% 81%
Citrus College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 15% 85% 10% 90% 15% 85% 5% 81% 0% 93%
City College of San Francisco ACCJC/WASC-JC None 17% 82% 18% 81% 21% 77% 20% 78% 15% 82%
CNI College ABHES In Progress Not Available 7% 85% 6% 93% 2% 37% 0% 50%
College of Marin ACCJC/WASC-JC None 7% 93% 4% 96% 7% 88% 3% 97% 7% 93%
College of San Mateo ACCJC/WASC-JC None 15% 69% 24% 62% 12% 86% 15% 85% 3% 97%
College of the Canyons ACCJC/WASC-JC CNEA-NLN 6% 83% 8% 88% 4% 91% 6% 90% 8% 90%
College of the Desert ACCJC/WASC-JC None 34% 66% 20% 75% 7% 88% 17% 77% 25% 55%
College of the Redwoods ACCJC/WASC-JC None 13% 84% 16% 84% 29% 71% 9% 91% 7% 88%
College of the Sequoias ACCJC/WASC-JC None 5% 87% 4% 92% 16% 77% 7% 89% 4% 95%
College of the Siskiyous ACCJC/WASC-JC None 4% 96% 3% 97% 3% 97% 0% 100% 14% 86%
Concordia University Irvine WSCUC CCNE 6% 94% 8% 93% 2% 96% 8% 87% 14% 85%
Contra Costa College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 10% 80% 28% 73% 5% 92% 0% 100% 28% 72%
Copper Mountain College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 22% 78% 4% 96% 10% 91% 14% 86% 7% 93%
Cuesta College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 14% 79% 19% 81% 14% 84% 38% 38% 10% 90%
Cypress College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 7% 80% 12% 81% 7% 84% 29% 57% 12% 76%
De Anza College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 32% 58% 26% 68% 28% 54% 20% 78% 25% 68%
Dominican University of California WSCUC CCNE 0% 100% 3% 95% 0% 100% 0% 100% 0% 100%
East Los Angeles College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 4% 91% 7% 93% 0% 98% 0% 89% 0% 100%
El Camino College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 33% 41% 16% 73% 15% 69% 16% 71% 18% 76%
El Camino College - Compton Education Center ACCJC/WASC-JC None 48% 46% 35% 58% 24% 53% 9% 87% 16% 76%
Evergreen Valley College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 30% 58% 33% 63% 25% 61% 18% 66% 25% 59%
Fresno City College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 3% 91% 6% 92% 4% 87% 7% 93% 8% 85%
Gavilan College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 5% 95% 14% 86% 0% 68% 21% 71% 9% 91%
Glendale Career College ABHES None Not Applicable Not Available 6% 61%
Glendale Community College ACCJC/WASC-JC None Not Available 7% 89% 14% 77% 13% 83% 10% 86%
Golden West College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 17% 77% 23% 77% 18% 83% 15% 84% 6% 93%
Grossmont College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 22% 73% 16% 84% 16% 81% 15% 85% 18% 77%
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts ABHES None Not Applicable 5% 0%
Hartnell College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 16% 77% 15% 74% 18% 77% 2% 93% 2% 96%
Holy Names University WSCUC CCNE Not Available
Imperial Valley College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 19% 76% 16% 81% 13% 68% 6% 88% 2% 98%
Loma Linda University WSCUC CCNE 11% 88% 18% 82% 12% 80% 10% 78% 9% 89%
Long Beach City College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 15% 81% 17% 69% 14% 80% 13% 85% 15% 77%
L.A. City College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 13% 85% 10% 87% 19% 77% 10% 81% 20% 70%
L.A. County College of Nursing and Allied Health ACCJC/WASC-JC None 20% 54% 9% 75% 26% 68% 6% 63% 5% 57%
L.A. Harbor College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 47% 41% 32% 51% 25% 56% 45% 52% 42% 42%
L.A. Southwest College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 8% 84% 6% 82% 9% 80% 4% 89% 19% 64%
L.A. Trade-Tech College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 29% 44% 43% 43% 45% 38% 47% 53% 21% 79%
L.A. Valley College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 11% 65% 24% 69% 20% 61% 22% 70% 15% 79%
Los Angeles Pierce College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 12% 70% 5% 93% 19% 81% 33% 53% 25% 72%
Los Medanos College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 18% 73% 25% 75% 19% 81% 10% 90% 3% 97%
Mendocino College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 21% 79% 28% 72% 6% 94% 0% 100% 10% 86%
Merced College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 26% 71% 33% 65% 20% 79% 11% 85% 7% 87%
Merritt College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 39% 39% 12% 83% 24% 69% 12% 88% 45% 52%
Mira Costa College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 11% 86% 5% 95% 11 75% 16% 79% 0% 98%
Mission College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 13% 88% 10% 90% 7% 93% 0% 100% 10% 0%
Modesto Junior College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 8% 87% 17% 75% 5% 92% 7% 89% 11% 88%
Monterey Peninsula College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 19% 81% 25% 75% 9% 88% 9% 91% 6% 94%
Moorpark College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 25% 73% 15% 85% 19% 81% 26% 74% 29% 68%
Mount St. Mary's University-Los Angeles - AD WSCUC ACEN 13% 87% 18% 82% 17% 74% 20% 74% 4% 84%
Mount St. Mary's University-Los Angeles - BSN WSCUC CCNE 4% 85% 8% 91% 12% 75% 12% 79% 14% 70%
Mount San Antonio College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 16% 65% 22% 70% 28% 65% 11% 79% 10% 84%
Mount San Jacinto College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 16% 53% 29% 60% 23% 65% 16% 77% 16% 74%
Napa Valley College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 10% 90% 15% 75% 18% 68% 20% 73% 25% 73%
National University WSCUC CCNE 19% 81% 2% 98% 4% 50% 0% 99% 1% 96%
Ohlone College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 11% 77% 21% 69% 27% 66% 23% 70% 21% 79%
Pacific Union College WSCUC ACEN 23% 77% 18% 78% 11% 79% 16% 82% 16% 80%
Palomar College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 39% 59% 27% 56% 11% 83% 3% 93% 11% 79%
Pasadena City College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 13% 87% 18% 79% 9% 87% 8% 89% 24% 56%
Point Loma Nazarene University WSCUC CCNE 21% 79% 12% 88% 18% 73% 6% 85% 8% 89%
Porterville College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 25% 75% 42% 58% 37% 53% 13% 83% 12% 76%
Reedley College at Madera Community College Center ACCJC/WASC-JC None 29% 71% 29% 71% 33% 67% 8% 92% 25% 75%
Rio Hondo College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 23% 71% 19% 77% 28% 66% 28% 66% 23% 77%
Riverside City College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 14% 84% 7% 88% 5% 87% 4% 86% 9% 80%
Sacramento City College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 23% 78% 13% 83% 2% 98% 5% 95% 3% 97%
Saddleback College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 23% 73% 21% 79% 20% 70% 13% 86% 9% 88%
Samuel Merritt University - BSN WSCUC CCNE 6% 91% 5% 91% 6% 81% 3% 92% 4% 82%
Samuel Merritt University - MSN WSCUC CCNE 4% 91% 4% 86% 5% 90% 11% 84% 3% 97%
San Bernardino Valley College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 0% 100% 3% 84% 4% 83% 8% 88% 8% 87%
San Diego City College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 16% 81% 18% 80% 19% 79% 16% 78% 0% 100%
San Diego State University WSCUC CCNE 7% 92% 8% 83% 11% 85% 5% 95% 21% 74%
San Francisco State University - BSN WSCUC CCNE 0% 100% 1% 99% 2% 98% 4% 96% 2% 98%
San Francisco State University - MSN WSCUC CCNE 0% 100% Not Available 5% 90% 10% 85% 9% 91%
San Joaquin Delta College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 5% 95% 9% 91% 5% 93% 4% 96% 7% 93%
San Joaquin Valley College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 8% 92% 34% 63% 13% 50% 20% 32% 18% 82%
Santa Ana College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 17% 71% 21% 65% 13% 69% 14% 75% 8% 73%
Santa Barbara City College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 6% 94% 22% 78% 27% 67% 7% 93% 4% 91%
Santa Monica College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 31% 51% 17% 65% 22% 62% 38% 52% 18% 65%
Santa Rosa Junior College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 7% 90% 8% 91% 5% 90% 5% 91% 6% 91%
Shasta College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 4% 91% 14% 81% 7% 92% 7% 86% 9% 91%
Shepherd University ACICS None 20% 70% 24% 57% 42% 33% 50% 40% Closed
Sierra College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 10% 88% 15% 85% 15% 80% 3% 97% 23% 78%
Simpson University WSCUC CCNE 13% 87% 0% 100% 13% 88% 0% 97% 0% 80%
Solano Community College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 22% 69% 21% 79% 20% 80% 5% 95% 2% 98%
Sonoma State University WSCUC ACEN 4% 96% 8% 92% 0% 100% 0% 100% 0% 100%
Southwestern College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 15% 80% 15% 80% 17% 83% 1% 99% 4% 96%
Stanbridge University ACCSC None Not Applicable 39% 62% 24% 73% 15% 78%
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing at San Jose State WSCUC CCNE 0% 100% 1% 99% 2% 97% 33% 67% 1% 99%
United States University - BSN WSCUC CCNE Not Applicable Not Available 10% 90% Closed
United States University - MSN WSCUC CCNE Not Applicable 13% 88% Not Applicable Closed
Unitek College ACCSC CCNE 5% 95% 16% 84% 23% 77% 4% 97% 4% 96%
University of California, Davis-Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing WSCUC CCNE Not Applicable 0% 100%
University of California Irvine - BSN WSCUC CCNE 16% 77% 16% 76% 20% 70% 4% 90% 2% 98%
University of California Los Angeles - BSN WSCUC CCNE 4% 92% 8% 78% 4% 85% 8% 88% 4% 96%
University of California Los Angeles - MSN WSCUC CCNE 1% 97% 2% 96% 2% 84% 3% 85% 3% 88%
University of California San Francisco WSCUC CCNE 2% 96% 0% 98% 2% 97% 0% 97% 2% 98%
University of Phoenix, Northern California Campus HLC CCNE 6% 86% 17% 54% Not Available 5% 92%
University of San Diego, Hahn School of Nursing WSCUC CCNE 4% 94% 5% 95% 2% 98% 100% 0% 1% 97%
University of San Francisco - BSN WSCUC CCNE 5% 87% 6% 77% 14% 71% 18% 66% 24% 66%
University of San Francisco - MSN WSCUC CCNE 0% 100% 0% 97% 0% 98% 0% 98% 0% 96%
Ventura College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 27% 72% 25% 65% 20% 66% 10% 80% 26% 65%
Victor Valley College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 18% 70% 17% 70% 17% 74% 22% 62% 17% 73%
Weimar Institute WSCUC None Not Applicable 11% 67% 0% 100%
West Coast University WSCUC CCNE 13% 84% 16% 81% 23% 76% 16% 79% 16% 79%
West Hills College Lemoore ACCJC/WASC-JC None 20% 80% 12% 84% 10% 83% 8% 90% 0% 100%
Western Governors University NWCCU CCNE 0% 88% 20% 67% 16% 63% 9% 91% 0% 100%
Western University of Health Sciences WSCUC CCNE 5% 95% 8% 82% 2% 98% 2% 96% 0% 95%
Yuba College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 8% 92% 12% 83% 7% 93% 11% 89% 8% 92%

Table Definitions

  • School Accreditation: Accreditation of the institution by an agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education (as required by the BRN) to assure the public that the educational institution meets clearly defined objectives appropriate to education.
  • Program Accreditation: Voluntary and self-regulatory advanced accreditation of a nursing education program by a non-governmental association.
  • Attrition Rate: The total number of students who withdrew or were dismissed from the program and were scheduled to complete the program between August 1 and July 31, divided by the total number of students enrolled who were scheduled to complete during the same time period.
  • On Time Completion/Retention Rate: The total number of students who completed the program between August 1 and July 31 divided by the total number of students enrolled who were scheduled to complete during the same time period.
  • Not Applicable: The program did not have students completing in the given year between August 1 and July 31.
  • Not Available: The program did not provide data on the Annual School Survey to accurately calculate student retention and attrition rate in the given year between August 1 and July 31.

Program Accreditation Legend

  • ACEN - Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • CCNE - Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • CNEA-NLN - Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation-National League for Nursing

School Accreditation Legend

  • ABHES - Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
  • ACCJC/WASC-JC - Accrediting Commission for Community & Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools & Colleges
  • ACCSC - Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges
  • ACCSCT - Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges of Technology
  • ACICS - Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools
  • CHEA - Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • COE - Council on Occupational Education
  • HLC - Higher Learning Commission
  • NWCCU - Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities
  • WSCUC - WASC-Senior College & University Commission