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 5, 2022 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 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
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 0% 100% 0% 100% 5.00% 95.00% 0.0% 100.0% 9% 91%
American Career College ABHES None 8% 87% 5% 91% 8.00% 86.00% 10.3% 82.8% 4% 96%
American River College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 9% 81% 11% 81% 11.43% 81.43% 4.3% 68.5% 6% 86%
American University of Health Sciences WSCUC CCNE 33% 59% 19% 68% 15.87% 77.78% 19.4% 65.3% 16% 73%
Antelope Valley College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 10% 76% 15% 72% 1.41% 92.25% 2.3% 82.8% 0% 100%
Azusa Pacific University BSN WSCUC CCNE 5% 93% 0% 97% 4.69% 94.92% 4.0% 60.4% 2% 97%
Azusa Pacific University ELM WSCUC CCNE 4% 96% 2% 97% 4.00% 95.43% 5.6% 92.7% 3% 97%
Bakersfield College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 13% 79% 9% 80% 6.40% 76.80% 9.4% 78.0% 9% 85%
Biola University WSCUC CCNE 2% 98% 2% 95% 2.50% 97.50% 3.4% 94.9% 2% 52%
Butte Community College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 6% 94% 0% 100% 0.94% 98.11% 1.7% 77.5% 2% 98%
Cabrillo Community College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 11% 89% 18% 81% 5.97% 94.03% 1.4% 90.3% 3% 94%
California Baptist University BSN WSCUC CCNE 7% 91% 3% 97% 3.16% 96.20% 3.8% 95.6% 2% 96%
California Baptist University ELM WSCUC CCNE 3% 97% 0% 97% 0.00% 100.00% 0.0% 100.0% 0% 100%
California Career College ABHES None Not Applicable 0.00% 100.00% 4.8% 81.0% 14% 84%
Career Care Institute of LA COE None Not Applicable 0.0% 100.0% 0% 100%
Carrington College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 20% 79% 0% 100% 2.38% 97.62% 0.0% 98.6% 0% 100%
Cerritos College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 18% 69% 20% 59% 11.83% 73.12% 9.9% 66.7% 15% 82%
Chabot College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 48% 48% 19% 67% 7.41% 92.59% 25.0% 75.0% 33% 62%
Chaffey College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 9% 91% 18% 71% 10.47% 80.23% 6.9% 78.2% 10% 52%
Chamberlain University - Irwindale HLC CCNE Not Applicable
Chamberlain University - Rancho Cordova HLC CCNE Not Applicable 23.73% 76.27% 14.4% 85.6% 6% 94%
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science WSCUC CCNE 18% 75% 17% 81% 10.34% 89.66% 6.8% 86.4% 0% 88%
Citrus College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 5% 81% 0% 93% 6.67% 90.00% 5.0% 45.0% 9% 91%
City College of San Francisco ACCJC/WASC-JC None 20% 78% 15% 82% 16.28% 83.72% 12.9% 86.0% 15% 83%
CNI College (Career Networks Institute) ADN ABHES CCNE 2% 37% 0% 50% 0.00% 100.00% 17.0% 83.0% 0% 100%
CNI College (Career Networks Institute) BSN ABHES CCNE Not Applicable
College of Marin ACCJC/WASC-JC None 3% 97% 7% 93% 4.55% 95.45% 2.4% 97.6% 2% 98%
College of San Mateo ACCJC/WASC-JC None 15% 85% 3% 97% 8.47% 91.53% 6.0% 94.0% 0% 100%
College of the Canyons ACCJC/WASC-JC CNEA-NLN 6% 90% 8% 90% 5.36% 92.86% 7.0% 80.0% 4% 91%
College of the Desert ACCJC/WASC-JC None 17% 77% 25% 55% 19.23% 57.69% 14.9% 61.2% 5% 54%
College of the Redwoods ACCJC/WASC-JC None 9% 91% 7% 88% 2.33% 95.35% 1.9% 78.8% 7% 93%
College of the Sequoias ACCJC/WASC-JC None 7% 89% 4% 95% 1.19% 90.48% 5.8% 75.8% 4% 92%
College of the Siskiyous ACCJC/WASC-JC None 0% 100% 14% 86% 8.33% 90.00% 7.1% 92.9% Not Applicable
Compton College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 9% 87% 16% 76% 17.07% 80.49% 7.8% 66.2% 8% 84%
Concordia University Irvine WSCUC CCNE 8% 87% 14% 85% 5.61% 94.39% 11.1% 75.2% 5% 94%
Contra Costa College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 0% 100% 28% 72% 12.24% 87.76% 24.5% 63.3% 30% 70%
Copper Mountain College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 14% 86% 7% 93% 13.04% 86.96% 3.6% 71.4% 0% 100%
CSU Bakersfield WSCUC CCNE 13% 87% 7% 89% 3.45% 91.38% 7.3% 90.9% 3% 93%
CSU Channel Islands WSCUC CCNE 5% 86% 9% 83% 3.08% 90.77% 8.1% 85.5% 3% 90%
CSU Chico WSCUC CCNE 2% 98% 3% 93% 2.53% 96.20% 3.8% 94.9% 0% 100%
CSU East Bay WSCUC CCNE 12% 80% 8% 88% 9.68% 83.06% 12.0% 76.8% 8% 60%
CSU Fresno WSCUC CCNE 2% 98% 3% 94% 0.00% 100.00% 3.3% 94.2% 2% 98%
CSU Fullerton WSCUC CCNE 3% 94% 10% 86% 9.38% 81.25% 13.1% 78.6% 4% 95%
CSU Long Beach WSCUC CCNE 7% 81% 9% 85% Not Applicable 4.5% 88.5% 7% 83%
CSU Los Angeles WSCUC CCNE 1% 99% 1% 98% 0.00% 98.94% 1.1% 96.7% 0% 97%
CSU Northridge WSCUC CCNE 0% 100% 1% 99% 0.00% 100.00% 100.0% 0.0% 2% 64%
CSU Sacramento WSCUC CCNE 3% 94% 2% 97% 3.31% 96.03% 2.6% 95.5% 3% 93%
CSU San Bernardino WSCUC CCNE 2% 93% 0% 97% 7.14% 81.25% 8.0% 85.5% 7% 86%
CSU San Marcos WSCUC CCNE 17% 82% 0% 47% 0.96% 99.04% 2.7% 96.9% 5% 93%
CSU Stanislaus WSCUC CCNE 7% 93% 9% 91% 8.00% 91.00% 6.0% 94.0% 9% 88%
Cuesta College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 38% 38% 10% 90% 12.24% 87.76% 8.2% 87.8% 6% 94%
Cypress College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 29% 57% 12% 76% 13.93% 78.28% 20.4% 71.4% 14% 86%
De Anza College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 20% 78% 25% 68% 25.00% 65.00% 15.9% 60.3% 14% 82%
Dominican University of California WSCUC CCNE 0% 100% 0% 100% 0.00% 100.00% 5.9% 92.1% 0% 100%
East Los Angeles College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 0% 89% 0% 100% 0.00% 100.00% Not Available 16% 56%
El Camino College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 16% 71% 18% 76% 3.80% 96.20% 2.1% 81.9% 2% 88%
Evergreen Valley College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 18% 66% 25% 59% 21.59% 72.73% 19.5% 60.9% 16% 77%
Fresno City College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 7% 93% 8% 85% 5.19% 92.86% 9.1% 73.0% 9% 77%
Gavilan College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 21% 71% 9% 91% 9.52% 90.48% 18.2% 77.3% 10% 90%
Glendale Career College ABHES None Not Applicable 6% 61% 13.27% 78.76% 13.1% 73.8% 17% 59%
Glendale Community College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 13% 83% 10% 86% 5.95% 86.90% 2.4% 81.2% 5% 93%
Golden West College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 15% 84% 6% 93% 6.82% 92.05% 6.7% 91.1% 0% 99%
Grossmont College ACCSC ACEN 15% 85% 18% 77% 9.21% 78.95% 9.6% 42.5% 16% 81%
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - ADN ABHES None Not Applicable 5% 0% 2.25% 97.75% 2.5% 63.3% 7% 93%
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - BSN ABHES None Not Applicable
Hartnell College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 2% 93% 2% 96% 4.55% 90.91% 2.3% 86.0% 5% 90%
Holy Names University WSCUC CCNE Not Applicable 23.1% 76.9% 20% 80%
Imperial Valley College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 6% 88% 2% 98% 17.74% 79.03% 17.8% 82.2% 0% 85%
L.A. City College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 10% 81% 20% 70% 17.24% 80.46% 12.5% 82.5% 4% 95%
L.A. County College of Nursing and Allied Health ACCJC/WASC-JC None 6% 63% 5% 57% 8.63% 79.14% 6.5% 73.8% 12% 88%
L.A. Harbor College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 45% 52% 42% 42% 35.80% 50.62% 32.6% 36.0% 24% 42%
L.A. Pierce College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 33% 53% 25% 72% 18.67% 80.00% 7.7% 84.6% 6% 44%
L.A. Southwest College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 4% 89% 19% 64% 18.33% 73.33% 10.4% 76.1% 0% 83%
L.A. Trade-Tech College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 47% 53% 21% 79% 15.22% 81.52% 16.0% 82.7% 4% 96%
L.A. Valley College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 22% 70% 15% 79% 8.86% 74.68% 11.3% 80.0% 13% 68%
Loma Linda University WSCUC CCNE 10% 78% 9% 89% 3.70% 88.27% 1.2% 90.5% 4% 87%
Long Beach City College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 13% 85% 15% 77% 18.00% 70.00% 11.3% 58.8% 9% 82%
Los Medanos College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 10% 90% 3% 97% 7.32% 92.68% 0.0% 80.9% 0% 100%
Madera College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 8% 92% 25% 75% 7.14% 78.57% 8.3% 91.7% 0% 100%
Mendocino College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 0% 100% 10% 86% 18.52% 81.48% 11.5% 69.2% 8% 92%
Merced College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 11% 85% 7% 87% 8.06% 90.32% 15.4% 64.6% 16% 84%
Merritt College ACCSC None 12% 88% 45% 52% Not Available 27.3% 66.7% 39% 0%
Mira Costa College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 16% 79% 0% 98% 8.33% 91.67% 15.5% 57.1% 9% 79%
Mission College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 0% 100% 10% 0% 3.33% 96.67% 0.0% 100.0% 4% 96%
Modesto Junior College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 7% 89% 11% 88% 0.00% 99.07% 7.1% 75.9% 2% 96%
Monterey Peninsula College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 9% 91% 6% 94% 5.56% 94.44% 6.1% 87.9% 6% 91%
Moorpark College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 26% 74% 29% 68% 27.47% 70.33% 15.7% 79.8% 20% 75%
Mount San Antonio College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 11% 79% 10% 84% 25.00% 69.35% 16.0% 74.8% 17% 67%
Mount San Jacinto College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 16% 77% 16% 74% 2.13% 91.49% 5.6% 55.6% 3% 96%
Mount St. Mary's University ADN WSCUC ACEN 20% 74% 4% 84% 18.87% 81.13% 23.2% 76.8% 11% 81%
Mount St. Mary's University BSN WSCUC CCNE 12% 79% 14% 70% 12.05% 73.49% 29.7% 69.8% 25% 73%
Napa Valley College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 20% 73% 25% 73% Not Applicable 2.5% 85.0% 20% 80%
National University WSCUC CCNE 0% 99% 1% 96% 0.39% 99.23% 2.3% 97.7% 0% 100%
Ohlone College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 23% 70% 21% 79% 27.27% 68.18% 15.9% 75.0% 3% 48%
Pacific College WSCUC None Not Applicable 0% 100%
Pacific Union College WSCUC ACEN 16% 82% 16% 80% 10.28% 79.44% 9.6% 71.3% 6% 67%
Palomar College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 3% 93% 11% 79% 13.41% 73.17% 2.4% 39.3% 16% 0%
Pasadena City College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 8% 89% 24% 56% 7.29% 78.13% 4.7% 55.8% 1% 88%
Point Loma Nazarene University WSCUC CCNE 6% 85% 8% 89% 6.85% 83.56% 0.0% 94.7% 6% 86%
Porterville College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 13% 83% 12% 76% 11.11% 88.89% 0.0% 95.0% 5% 95%
Rio Hondo College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 28% 66% 23% 77% 4.60% 78.16% 3.5% 69.4% 16% 74%
Riverside City College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 4% 86% 9% 80% 13.43% 75.62% 4.9% 66.3% 1% 92%
Sacramento City College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 5% 95% 3% 97% 6.76% 91.89% 4.2% 84.5% 0% 100%
Saddleback College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 13% 86% 9% 88% 5.77% 94.23% 12.0% 88.0% 13% 83%
Samuel Merritt University BSN WSCUC CCNE 3% 92% 4% 82% 6.33% 91.56% 4.3% 92.3% 2% 97%
Samuel Merritt University ELM WSCUC CCNE 11% 84% 3% 97% Not Applicable 2.3% 86.0% 10% 83%
San Bernardino Valley College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 8% 88% 8% 87% 16.13% 0.00% 1.6% 34.7% 0% 84%
San Diego City College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 16% 78% 0% 100% 38.96% 58.44% 0.0% 100.0% 13% 87%
San Diego State University WSCUC CCNE 5% 95% 21% 74% 23.33% 71.33% 17.8% 77.1% 7% 87%
San Francisco State University BSN WSCUC CCNE 4% 96% 2% 98% 1.12% 96.63% 1.7% 98.3% 0% 100%
San Francisco State University ELM ACCJC/WASC-JC CCNE 10% 85% 9% 91% 7.32% 85.37% 50.0% 0.0% 0% 100%
San Joaquin Delta College WSCUC ACEN 4% 96% 7% 93% 0.00% 96.95% 0.0% 100.0% 1% 98%
San Joaquin Valley College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 20% 32% 18% 82% 8.70% 42.03% 8.3% 67.7% 11% 88%
Santa Ana College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 14% 75% 8% 73% 7.07% 80.81% 9.6% 70.2% 7% 84%
Santa Barbara City College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 7% 93% 4% 91% 11.86% 88.14% 9.1% 77.9% 4% 95%
Santa Monica College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 38% 52% 18% 65% 19.35% 61.29% 12.1% 87.9% 4% 93%
Santa Rosa Junior College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 5% 91% 6% 91% 7.69% 88.89% 7.4% 91.7% 10% 0%
Shasta College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 7% 86% 9% 91% 12.07% 86.21% 10.0% 83.3% 3% 95%
Sierra College WSCUC None 3% 97% 23% 78% 16.28% 83.72% 4.8% 90.5% 10% 88%
Simpson University ACCJC/WASC-JC CCNE 0% 97% 0% 80% 11.11% 77.78% 15.4% 82.1% 12% 76%
Solano Community College WSCUC None 5% 95% 2% 98% 9.76% 80.49% 2.0% 98.0% 15% 85%
Sonoma State University ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 0% 100% 0% 100% 0.00% 100.00% 0.0% 100.0% 0% 100%
Southwestern College ACCSC ACEN 1% 99% 4% 96% 4.29% 0.00% 6.7% 78.7% 6% 94%
Stanbridge University WSCUC None 24% 73% 15% 78% 18.75% 81.25% 7.6% 90.2% 10% 87%
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing at San Jose State WSCUC CCNE 33% 67% 1% 99% 0.86% 96.55% 0.9% 92.0% 2% 94%
UMass Global (Brandman) ABHES CCNE Not Applicable
Unitek College WSCUC CCNE 4% 97% 4% 96% 0.85% 99.15% 14.5% 33.7% 4% 96%
University of California Davis WSCUC CCNE Not Applicable 0% 100% 0.00% 100.00% 2.1% 97.9% 0% 98%
University of California Irvine BSN WSCUC CCNE 4% 90% 2% 98% 8.20% 88.52% 8.0% 90.0% 9% 79%
University of California Irvine ELM WSCUC CCNE Not Applicable 0.00% 95.00% 5.3% 84.2% 0% 95%
University of California Los Angeles BSN WSCUC CCNE 8% 88% 4% 96% Not Available 10.4% 81.3% 2% 90%
University of California Los Angeles ELM WSCUC CCNE 3% 85% 3% 88% 2.86% 91.43% 4.3% 85.7% 1% 94%
University of California San Francisco WSCUC CCNE 0% 97% 2% 98% 0.00% 100.00% 0.0% 97.5% 0% 99%
University of Phoenix - Sacramento Valley Campus HLC CCNE Not Applicable 5% 92% 16.18% 75.00% 2.7% 0.0% 2% 69%
University of San Diego, Hahn School of Nursing WSCUC CCNE 100% 0% 1% 97% 3.51% 96.49% 0.0% 100.0% 2% 97%
University of San Francisco BSN WSCUC CCNE 18% 66% 24% 66% 19.27% 74.31% 13.7% 62.5% 18% 79%
University of San Francisco ELM WSCUC CCNE 0% 98% 0% 96% 3.45% 71.55% 5.0% 91.7% 3% 94%
Vanguard University WSCUC CCNE Not Applicable 0.0% 100.0% 3% 97%
Ventura College ACCJC/WASC-JC ACEN 10% 80% 26% 65% 25.29% 67.82% 11.0% 69.0% 5% 90%
Victor Valley College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 22% 62% 17% 73% 13.22% 81.82% 12.0% 69.9% 4% 51%
Weimar University WSCUC None 11% 67% 0% 100% 41.67% 58.33% 9.1% 81.8% 21% 68%
West Coast University WSCUC CCNE 16% 79% 16% 79% 16.35% 79.14% 11.0% 71.1% Not Available
West Hills College Lemoore ACCJC/WASC-JC None 8% 90% 0% 100% 4.17% 95.83% 2.4% 65.9% 10% 88%
Western Governors University NWCCU CCNE 9% 91% 0% 100% 20.51% 78.37% 9.2% 80.0% 0% 100%
Western University of Health Sciences WSCUC CCNE 2% 96% 0% 95% 0.00% 100.00% 0.0% 98.4% 0% 90%
Xavier College ABHES None Not Applicable 0% 67%
Yuba College ACCJC/WASC-JC None 11% 89% 8% 92% 6.47% 50.00% 6.3% 82.8% 0% 100%

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