NCLEX-RN Pass Rates - First Time CA Educated Exam Testers

The NCLEX-RN pass rates for the five annual periods (July 1 - June 30) listed in this section reflect results for CA educated nursing program graduates/completers of CA BRN-approved pre-licensure RN programs. Note: Annual rates include all first-time exam testers taking the exam in a given annual period, even first-time testers who did not take the exam immediately following program completion/graduation.

Following posting of annual rates on the BRN website each October, pass rate changes/corrections may occur. Please contact the individual nursing education program with any questions about a program's annual rates. Each BRN-approved nursing program's contact information is available on our RN Programs page.

School 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
Allan Hancock College 33 78.79% 39 97.44% 33 87.88% 33 78.79% 32 84.38%
American Career College 43 79.07% 67 74.63% 58 93.1% 68 92.65% 84 91.67%
American River College 101 98.02% 67 94.03% 80 100% 68 91.18% 67 92.54%
American University of Health Sciences 79 87.34% 56 94.64% 70 84.29% 48 79.17% 74 85.14%
Antelope Valley College 129 79.84% 104 91.35% 98 94.09% 107 94.39% 105 94.29
Azusa Pacific University - BSN 346 86.42% 367 86.92% 390 83.08% 363 83.75% 469 80.38%
Bakersfield College 104 91.35% 127 98.43% 127 96.06% 96 95.83% 129 96.12%
Biola University 38 81.58% 47 91.49% 44 93.18% 67 85.07% 46 89.13%
Brightwood College (Closed) 160 74.38% 171 71.93% 116 68.97% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Butte College 102 84.31% 94 94.68% 82 89.02% 115 92.17% 119 88.24%
Cabrillo College 56 80.36% 57 82.46% 57 91.23% 62 75.81% 66 71.21%
California Baptist University - BSN 141 87.94% 142 90.14% 150 90.67% 162 84.57% 155 87.74%
California Baptist University - MSN 36 94.44% 37 83.78% 38 84.21% 40 85% 42 85.71%
California Career College N/A N/A N/A N/A 38 78.95% 20 95% 49 89.8%
CSU Bakersfield - BSN 51 96.08% 50 92% 56 98.21% 48 97.92% 52 98.08%
CSU Channel Islands 41 92.68% 57 100% 58 98.28% 61 96.72% 59 91.53%
CSU Chico 64 96.88% 84 97.62% 76 98.68% 75 97.33% 77 96.1%
CSU East Bay 110 90.91% 119 94.12% 81 93.83% 130 94.62% 71 87.32%
CSU Fresno - BSN 98 85.71% 112 90.18% 114 92.98% 159 93.08% 113 92.04%
CSU Fresno - MSN 4 75% 1 100% 1 100% N/A N/A N/A N/A
CSU Fullerton - BSN 66 95.45% 64 87.5% 63 100% 58 96.55% 66 96.97%
CSU Long Beach - BSN 145 97.24% 132 100% 145 99.31% 134 99.25% 143 99.3%
CSU Long Beach - MSN (Closed Option) 9 100% 1 100% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CSU Los Angeles - BSN 87 96.55% 99 93.94% 101 96.04% 77 97.4% 87 95.4%
CSU Northridge 57 89.47% 56 94.64% 2 100% N/A N/A 39 97.44
CSU Sacramento - BSN 102 95.1% 147 98.64% 153 97.39% 136 98.53% 150 97.33%
CSU San Bernardino 118 91.53% 106 96.23% 110 90% 94 97.87% 96 91.67%
CSU San Marcos 149 95.97% 175 97.71% 208 97.12% 214 97.66% 155 96.13%
CSU Stanislaus 68 98.53% 73 97.26% 117 100% 56 98.21% 92 97.83%
Career Care Institute N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 14 92.86% 25 60%
Carrington College 62 74.19% 62 77.42% 69 78.26% 53 71.7% 63 73.02%
Cerritos College 79 92.41% 81 86.42% 74 86.49% 71 94.37% 51 94.12%
Chabot College 30 100% 33 100% 32 100% 28 100% 31 100%
Chaffey College 40 92.5% 54 98.15% 52 96.15% 70 98.57% 67 92.54%
Chamberlain College, Rancho Cordova N/A N/A N/A N/A 59 93.22% 91 97.8% 98 95.92%
Charles Drew University 65 84.62% 53 83.02% 30 86.67% 35 91.43% 56 83.93%
Citrus College 27 92.59% 28 96.43% 29 86.21% 29 93.1% 38 84.21%
City College of San Francisco 73 97.26% 84 91.67% 78 92.31% 75 90.67% 86 93.02%
CNI College 111 78.38% 125 87.2% 109 84.4% 109 88.07% 112 83.93%
College of Marin 37 89.19% 38 92.11% 42 95.24% 42 97.62% 42 95.24
College of San Mateo 36 77.78% 46 95.65% 47 97.87% 44 86.36% 48 93.75
College of the Canyons 109 79.82% 97 83.51% 93 89.25% 104 89.42% 93 90.32%
College of the Desert 68 89.71% 42 90.48% 46 93.48% 50 94% 38 86.84%
College of the Redwoods 57 87.72% 43 83.72% 44 97.73% 47 87.23% 53 94.34%
College of the Sequoias 51 88.24% 77 96.1% 79 97.47% 87 94.25% 107 87.85%
College of the Siskiyous 29 93.1% 19 89.47% 30 96.67% 20 100% 25 96%
Compton College N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 31 93.55% 63 77.78%
Concordia University Irvine 76 90.79% 69 98.55% 113 99.12% 98 98.98% 67 95.52%
Contra Costa College 52 82.69% 30 83.33% 39 100% 42 90.48% 40 82.5%
Copper Mountain College 21 90.48% 39 87.18% 23 95.65% 31 87.1% 15 100%
Cuesta College 43 100% 32 100% 40 97.5% 37 97.3% 44 93.18%
Cypress College 87 94.25% 92 93.48% 89 91.01% 86 89.53% 88 85.23%
De Anza College 56 94.64% 47 95.74% 49 95.92% 43 95.35% 31 93.55%
Dominican University of California 81 92.59% 77 90.91% 98 85.71% 83 89.16% 118 84.75%
East Los Angeles College 98 73.47% 93 75.27% 75 74.67% 54 72.22% 54 64.81%
El Camino College 51 92.16% 71 91.55% 72 94.44% 61 91.8% 71 94.37%
El Camino College - Compton Education Center (Closed) 60 71.67% 64 82.81% 68 89.71% 40 95% 4 25%
Evergreen Valley College 65 93.85% 60 95% 75 96% 60 95% 82 90.24%
Fresno City College 205 84.39% 209 81.34% 186 84.95% 200 86.5% 207 80.68%
Gavilan College 16 100% 26 73.08% 21 100% 18 94.44% 19 100%
Glendale Career College N/A N/A N/A N/A 91 91.21% 150 88% 127 91.34%
Glendale Community College 73 90.41% 79 94.94% 81 96.3% 79 98.73% 87 97.7%
Golden West College 87 90.95% 80 92.5% 84 82.14% 84 92.86% 83 91.57%
Grossmont College 57 96.49% 63 96.83% 75 100% 63 100% 36 100%
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts, Fresno N/A N/A N/A N/A 34 82.35% 58 79.31% 91 70.33%
Hartnell College 34 91.18% 38 100% 42 100% 39 89.74% 44 97.73%
Holy Names University 35 68.57% 3 33.33% 2 50% 11 100% 12 100%
Imperial Valley College 36 91.67% 49 93.88% 48 93.75% 42 100% 45 93.33%
Loma Linda University - BSN 139 94.96% 156 94.23% 174 90.8% 154 91.56% 176 90.34%
Long Beach City College 91 92.31% 83 92.77% 73 94.52% 91 96.7% 85 90.59%
LA City College 67 94.03% 74 86.49% 61 96.72% 77 92.21% 71 91.55%
LA County College of Nursing & Allied 95 95.5% 79 89.87% 108 94.44% 101 92.08% 87 93.1%
LA Harbor College 67 95.52% 45 100% 73 97.26% 61 100% 53 96.23%
LA Southwest College 39 69.23% 46 76.09% 38 81.58% 35 74.29% 55 85.45%
LA Trade-Tech College 43 95.35% 66 81.82% 66 87.88% 63 80.95% 71 78.87%
LA Valley College 75 82.67% 67 88.06% 68 95.59% 72 94.44% 68 85.29%
Los Angeles Pierce College 58 75.86% 48 91.67% 69 98.55% 53 96.11% 56 92.86%
Los Medanos College 43 88.37% 38 89.47% 42 100% 37 81.08% 40 75%
Madera College 8 100% 12 100% 11 100% 13 84.62% 7 100%
Mendocino College 33 90.91% 23 95.65% 19 84.12% 26 100% 23 95.65%
Merced College 65 92.31% 60 78.33% 53 94.34% 48 89.58% 66 81.82%
Merritt College 32 93.75% 29 96.55% 18 100% 21 100% 23 95.65%
Mira Costa College 39 92.31% 44 97.73% 55 100% 49 97.96% 45 95.56%
Mission College 28 60.71% 29 86.21% 26 76.92% 30 70% 27 81.48%
Modesto Junior College 113 91.15% 99 91.92% 111 96.4% 96 92.71% 122 94.26%
Monterey Peninsula College 30 93.33% 41 100% 23 100% 29 100% 31 93.55%
Moorpark College 54 94.44% 84 98.81% 60 95% 65 100% 78 100%
Mount St. Mary's University - Los Angeles - ADN 99 77.78% 96 63.54% 117 57.26% 89 64.04% 64 73.44%
Mount St. Mary's University - Los Angeles - BSN 159 78.62% 141 81.56% 135 89.63% 124 91.94% 142 85.92%
Mt. San Antonio College 111 88.29% 128 94.53% 105 95.24% 106 96.23% 65 89.23%
Mt. San Jacinto College 55 92.73% 37 97.3% 48 95.83% 42 100% 56 92.86%
Napa Valley College 25 92% 29 93.1% 30 96.67% 30 93.33% 32 93.75%
National University - BSN 273 92.31% 265 93.21% 298 89.6% 269 88.85% 282 89.36%
Ohlone College 34 82.35% 31 96.77% 32 96.88% 33 100% 35 88.57%
Pacific Union College 89 83.15% 80 95% 83 95.18% 89 96.63% 86 84.88%
Palomar College 72 91.67% 67 95.52% 69 92.75% 72 90.28% 39 92.31%
Pasadena City College 117 90.6% 93 93.55% 97 96.91% 90 92.22% 63 88.89%
Point Loma Nazarene College 67 80.6% 86 82.56% 57 87.72% 40 82.5% 71 78.87%
Porterville College 16 93.75% 20 95% 21 100% 18 77.78% 18 94.44%
Rio Hondo College 76 92.11% 74 97.3% 74 93.24% 78 98.72% 77 96.1%
Riverside City College 168 94.64% 175 94.29% 181 96.69% 180 91.11% 178 96.63%
Sacramento City College 42 97.62% 60 95% 58 98.28% 67 92.54% 59 100%
Saddleback College 112 98.21% 113 99.12% 108 97.22% 99 96.97% 82 95.12%
Samuel Merritt University - BSN 359 92.2% 401 93.77% 425 94.12% 409 93.4% 410 84.88%
Samuel Merritt University - MSN 95 87.37% 102 91.18% 86 90.7% 81 86.42% 97 82.47%
San Bernardino Valley College 75 78.67% 92 86.96% 75 85.33% 78 88.46% 85 81.18%
San Diego City College 37 91.89% 52 98.08% 65 98.46% 52 100% 52 100%
San Diego State University 158 96.84% 102 98.04% 115 97.39% 115 93.91% 143 95.8%
San Francisco State University - BSN 83 81.93% 80 81.25% 89 87.64% 87 86.21% 101 90.1%
San Francisco State University - MSN 18 88.89% 30 93.33% 39 89.74% 38 97.37% 35 91.43%
San Joaquin Delta College 102 91.18% 93 91.4% 98 92.86% 128 91.41% 76 82.89%
San Joaquin Valley College 101 80.2% 97 83.51% 129 83.72% 95 86.32% 86 88.37%
Santa Ana College 99 93.94% 96 90.63% 94 94.68% 93 91.4% 91 86.81%
Santa Barbara City College 68 94.12% 61 86.89% 73 98.63% 56 94.64% 79 96.2%
Santa Monica College 52 96.15% 55 96.36% 40 90% 57 94.74% 71 91.55%
Santa Rosa Junior College 112 95.54% 110 98.18% 109 96.33% 110 92.73% 55 96.36%
Shasta College 62 91.94% 50 90% 50 88% 44 93.18% 50 96%
Shepherd University (Closed) 33 90.19% 26 80.77% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sierra College 38 100% 37 97.3% 32 100% 21 100% 30 100%
Simpson University 21 100% 30 96.67% 28 92.86% 30 100% 39 92.31%
Solano Community College 31 90.32% 41 92.68% 45 86.67% 38 94.74% 48 91.67%
Sonoma State University - BSN 24 100% 20 100% 30 100% 18 94.44% 23 100%
Southwestern College 63 80.95% 68 76.47% 66 86.36% 69 92.75% 68 89.71%
Stanbridge University 57 100% 40 100% 58 94.83% 78 98.72% 74 95.95%
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing at San Jose State University 119 94.96% 117 87.18% 117 89.74% 86 86.79% 119 91.6%
United States University - BSN (Closed) N/A N/A 1 0% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Unitek College - ADN 188 72.34% 155 87.74% 122 90.16% 115 89.57% 1 0%
UC Davis - MSN N/A N/A 23 82.61% 33 78.79% 44 84.09% 48 87.5%
UC Irvine - BSN 45 93.33% 50 94% 50 94% 56 91.07% 44 88.64%
UC Irvine - MSN N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 19 94.74% 18 100%
UC Los Angeles - BSN 44 84.09% 53 96.23% 44 97.73% 45 95.56% 44 90.91%
UC Los Angeles - MSN 56 92.86% 62 95.16% 71 88.73% 69 97.1% 68 82.35%
UC San Francisco 57 98.25% 65 93.85% 64 93.75% 72 95.83% 77 88.31%
University of Phoenix at Modesto - LVN to BSN 61 73.77% 82 67.07% 75 73.33% 71 80.28% 41 78.05%
University of San Diego/Hahn 32 96.88% 54 92.59% 61 95.08% 56 96.43% 55 98.18%
University of San Francisco - BSN 200 89% 194 88.14% 219 89.95% 217 89.86% 250 88%
University of San Francisco - MSN 64 87.5% 115 88.7% 105 89.52% 118 98.31% 104 95.19%
Vanguard University N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 24 91.67%
Ventura College 81 88.89% 91 93.41% 95 94.74% 58 96.55% 84 97.62%
Victor Valley College 65 98.46% 57 100% 51 100% 69 98.55% 30 93.33%
Weimar University N/A N/A 11 100% 7 85.71% 11 100% 12 100%
West Coast University - BSN 1,284 93.69% 1,288 92% 1,426 91.23% 1,630 90.55% 2,132 87.1%
Western Governors University 34 97.06% 36 97.22% 49 97.96% 52 96.15% 22 95.45%
Western University of Health Sciences 53 90.57% 54 90.74% 56 91.07% 60 93.33% N/A N/A
West Hills College Lemoore 34 79.41% 32 96.88% 36 94.44% 24 91.67% 30 90%
Xavier College N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 20 95%
Yuba College 61 83.61% 53 84.91% 59 84.75% 52 92.31% 53 96.23%