Accreditation and Retention/Attrition Rates

The table below is categorized by survey year from the BRN Annual School Survey (August 1st - July 31st) and reflects the results of data provided by the program and includes graduates of all program tracks within the degree type (i.e., accelerated, traditional, etc.). For specific information about available programs/tracks, expected completion timeframes or possible changes in 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 approved programs.

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School School Accreditation Program Accreditation 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
Attrition Rate Retention Rate Attrition Rate Retention Rate Attrition Rate Retention Rate Attrition Rate Retention Rate Attrition Rate Retention Rate
Allan Hancock College WASCJC None 13% 88% 3% 98% 8% 92% 6% 94% 9% 91%
American Career College ABHES None First Graduates Expected 2016-2017
American River College WASCJC None 21% 77% 9% 82% 13% 70% 29% 51% 32% 50%
American University of Health Sciences ACICS CCNE 21% 61% 0% 100% 21% 48% 13% 72% 29% 51%
Antelope Valley College WASCJC None 15% 69% 17% 57% 10% 63% 8% 68% 13% 77%
Azusa Pacific University - BSN WSCUC CCNE 3% 97% 1% 94% 1% 99% 5% 90% 10% 87%
Azusa Pacific University - MSN WSCUC CCNE 3% 97% 2% 98% 3% 95% 7% 91% 7% 90%
Bakersfield College WASCJC None 12% 75% 4% 80% 19% 66% 12% 84% 13% 83%
Biola University WSCUC CCNE 7% 93% 8% 93% 10% 88% 3% 97% 5%95%
Brightwood College ACICS None 6% 94% 2% 97% 16% 84% 4% 96% 2% 95%
Butte Community College WASCJC None 4% 96% 4% 96% 9% 91% 19% 81% 5% 95%
Cabrillo Community College WASCJC None 0% 100% 17% 83% 5% 81% 13% 87% 17% 83%
California Baptist University - BSN WSCUC CCNE 11% 80% 12% 88% 10% 87% 7% 93% 4% 90%
California Baptist University - MSN WSCUC CCNE 0% 100% 0% 82% 11% 89% 0% 100% 3% 97%
CSU Bakersfield WSCUC CCNE 17% 77% 17% 81% 5% 88% 0% 96% 0% 100%
CSU Channel Islands WSCUC CCNE 0% 94% 13% 78% 5% 74% 18% 82% 0% 95%
CSU Chico WSCUC CCNE 5% 93% 5% 95% 6% 94% 5% 95% 0% 99%
CSU Dominguez Hills WSCUC CCNE 6% 94% 8% 92% 0% 92% 0% 100% 5% 96%
CSU East Bay WSCUC CCNE 8% 92% 5% 90% 6% 91% 6% 89% 16% 84%
CSU Fresno - BSN WASCJC CCNE 4% 94% 8% 84% 8% 84% 15% 85% 4% 96%
CSU Fresno - MSN WASCJC CCNE 0% 100% Not App Not App 9% 86% 29% 71% 54% 46%
CSU Fullerton - BSN WSCUC CCNE 5% 91% 8% 93% 9% 89% 8% 92% 8% 90%
CSU Fullerton - MSN WSCUC CCNE 56% 35% 50% 50% 14% 86% 3% 91% 21% 74%
CSU Long Beach - BSN WSCUC/CHEA CCNE 12%74% 14% 86% 8% 92% 8% 92% 7% 93%
CSU Long Beach - MSN WSCUC/CHEA CCNE 6% 94% 13% 87%11%89%Not AppNot App 13% 87%
CSU Los Angeles - BSN WSCUC CCNE 6%89%1%93%5%82%0%100% 1% 99%
CSU Los Angeles - MSN WSCUC CCNE 21%68%16%58%0%100%0%100% 12% 88%
CSU Northridge WSCUC CCNE 3% 47% 0% 100% 3% 98% 3% 98% 3% 97%
CSU Sacramento WSCUC CCNE 3% 97% 3% 97% 2% 98% 3% 94% 3% 95%
CSU San Bernardino WSCUC CCNE Not Avail Not Avail 0% 100% 3% 94% 6% 94% 4% 91%
CSU San Marcos WSCUC CCNE 1% 92% 9% 91% 7% 92% 7% 93% 13% 85%
CSU Stanislaus WSCUC CCNE 10% 90% 0% 100% 9% 91% 3% 91% 7% 93%
Carrington College WASCJC None 15% 67% 13% 66% 4% 65% 4% 88% 14% 62%
Cerritos College WASCJC ACEN 19% 81% 18% 79% 22% 71% 17% 75% 25% 72%
Chabot College WASCJC None 31% 67% 30% 69% 38% 54% 30% 70% 36% 64%
Chaffey College WASCJC ACEN 20% 57% 6% 81% 6% 83% 6% 90% 12% 78%
Chamberlain College of Nursing HLC CCNE First Graduates Expected 2017-2018
Charles R. Drew University WSCUC CCNE First Grads Completed 2011-2012 23% 51% 3% 90% 3% 98% 6% 94%
Citrus College WASCJC None 32% 68% 29% 63% 7% 93% 15% 85% 10% 90%
City College of San Francisco WASCJC None 30% 69% 25% 73% 24% 74% 17% 82% 18% 81%
CNI College ABHES None First Graduates Completed 2014-2015 7% 85%
College of Marin WASCJC None 11% 89% 13% 87% 11% 89% 7% 93% 4% 96%
College of San Mateo WASCJC None 15% 75% 33% 57% 15% 81% 15% 69% 24% 62%
College of the Canyons WASCJC ACEN 28% 72% 18% 75% 14% 78% 6% 83% 8% 88%
College of the Desert WASCJC None 21% 69% 15% 76% 27% 67% 34% 66% 20% 75%
College of the Redwoods WASCJC None 7% 75% 9% 82% 8% 83% 13% 84% 16% 84%
College of the Sequoias WASCJC None 2% 94% 1% 99% 7% 92% 5% 87% 4% 92%
College of the Siskiyous WASCJC None 13% 88% 0% 100% 7% 93% 4% 96% 3% 97%
Concordia University Irvine WSCUC CCNE 16% 84% 9% 79% 0% 100% 6% 94% 8% 93%
Contra Costa College WASCJC None 17% 83% 26% 74% 0% 100% 10% 80% 28% 73%
Copper Mountain College WASCJC None 32% 68% 29% 71% 47% 53% 22% 78% 4% 96%
Cuesta College WASCJC None 23% 75% 9% 91% 7% 91% 14% 79% 19% 81%
Cypress College WASCJC ACEN 19% 73% 14% 77% 6% 89% 7% 80% 12% 81%
De Anza College WASCJC None 20% 72% 25% 67% 23% 70% 32% 58% 26% 68%
Dominican University of California WSCUC CCNE 45% 55% 20% 80% 6% 86% 0% 100% 3% 95%
East Los Angeles College WASCJC None 12% 82% 0% 80% 15% 76% 4% 91% 7% 93%
El Camino College WASCJC None 54% 31% 47% 30% 38% 45% 33% 41% 16% 73%
El Camino College - Compton Education Center WASCJC None 27% 65% 29% 52% 19% 60% 48% 46% 35% 58%
Evergreen Valley College WASCJC ACEN 27% 71% 21% 79% 28% 68% 30% 58% 33% 63%
Fresno City College WASCJC None 10% 66% 0% 100% 1% 99% 3% 91% 6% 92%
Gavilan College WASCJC None 18% 82% 41% 59% 9% 91% 5% 95% 14% 86%
Glendale Career College ABHES None First Graduates Expected 2017-2018
Glendale Community College WASCJC None 11% 83% 22% 78% 13% 83% Not Avail Not Avail 7% 89%
Golden West College WSCUC ACEN 12% 88% 13% 87% 13% 86% 17% 77% 23% 77%
Grossmont College WASCJC ACEN 30% 68% 37% 58% 23% 76% 22% 73% 16% 84%
Hartnell College WASCJC None 11% 79% 12% 84% 19% 75% 16% 77% 15% 74%
Holy Names University WSCUC CCNE First Grads Completed 2012-2013 Not Avail Not Avail Not Avail Not Avail Not Avail Not Avail
Imperial Valley College WASCJC None 20% 69% 15% 71% 2% 83% 19% 76% 16% 81%
Loma Linda University WSCUC CCNE 13% 87% 20% 80% 16% 84% 11% 88% 18% 82%
Long Beach City College WASCJC ACEN 28% 65% 16% 76% 24% 74% 15% 81% 17% 69%
L.A. City College WASCJC None 30% 65% 36% 64% 21% 66% 13% 85% 10% 87%
L.A. County College of Nursing and Allied Health WASCJC None 35% 43% 40% 40% 27% 53% 20% 54% 9% 75%
L.A. Harbor College WASCJC ACEN 29% 59% 52% 43% 44% 39% 47% 41% 32% 51%
L.A. Southwest College WASCJC None 11% 78% 15% 70% 9% 86% 8% 84% 6% 82%
L.A. Trade-Tech College WASCJC None 37% 57% 44% 39% 40% 40% 29% 44% 43% 43%
L.A. Valley College WASCJC ACEN 21% 65% 17% 68% 19% 58% 11% 65% 24% 69%
Los Angeles Pierce College WASCJC None 13% 78% 9% 85% 24% 63% 12% 70% 5% 93%
Los Medanos College WASCJC None 34% 59% 27% 68% 3% 97% 18% 73% 25% 75%
Mendocino College WASCJC None 6% 94% 16% 84% 14% 86% 21% 79% 28% 72%
Merced College WASCJC None 33% 67% 12% 88% 31% 69% 26% 71% 33% 65%
Merritt College WASCJC None 41% 56% 55% 41% 51% 40% 39% 39% 12% 83%
Mira Costa College ACCSCT/WASCJC None Not Avail Not Avail 14% 86% 5% 95% 11% 86% 5% 95%
Mission College WASCJC None 0% 100% 3% 97% 5% 95% 13% 88% 10% 90%
Modesto Junior College WASCJC None 15% 76% 19% 79% 7% 79% 8% 87% 17% 75%
Monterey Peninsula College WASCJC ACEN 18% 80% 26% 74% 18% 82% 19% 81% 25% 75%
Moorpark College WASCJC ACEN 39% 57% 44% 54% 45% 55% 25% 73% 15% 85%
Mount St. Mary's University-Los Angeles - AD WSCUC None 0% 100% 0% 100% 13% 75% 13% 87% 18% 82%
Mount St. Mary's University-Los Angeles - BSN WSCUC CCNE 19% 81% 7% 87% 6% 90% 4% 85% 8% 91%
Mount San Antonio College WASCJC None 16% 63% 20% 68% 23% 63% 16% 65% 22% 70%
Mount San Jacinto College WASCJC None 0% 100% 11% 83% 9% 92% 16% 53% 29% 60%
Napa Valley College ACCSC None 24% 67% 0% 100% 0% 100% 10% 90% 15% 75%
National University WSCUC CCNE 5% 92% 6% 90% Not Avail Not Avail 19% 81% 2% 98%
Ohlone College WASCJC ACEN 18% 82% 18% 78% 12% 71% 11% 77% 21% 69%
Pacific Union College WSCUC ACEN 18% 74% 17% 72% 17% 81% 23% 77% 18% 78%
Palomar College WASCJC ACEN 34% 57% 21% 71% 37% 62% 39% 59% 27% 56%
Pasadena City College WASCJC None 13% 84% 7% 81% 7% 79% 13% 87% 18% 79%
Point Loma Nazarene University WSCUC CCNE 26% 71% 12% 74% 13% 77% 21% 79% 12% 88%
Porterville College WASCJC None First Grads Completed 2011-2012 15% 85% 5% 95% 25% 75% 42% 58%
Reedley College at Madera Community College Center WASCJC None First Grads Completed 2011-2012 42% 58% 0% 100% 29% 71% 29% 71%
Rio Hondo College WASCJC None 33% 60%38%58%37%52% 23% 71% 19% 77%
Riverside City College WASCJC ACEN 8% 80% 14% 80% 10% 86% 14% 84% 7% 88%
Sacramento City College WASCJC None 28% 66% 7% 85% 20% 77% 23% 78% 13% 83%
Saddleback College WASCJC ACEN 16% 82% 13% 84% 11% 84% 23% 73% 21% 79%
Samuel Merritt University - BSN WSCUC CCNE 3% 93% 2% 94% 2% 94% 6% 91% 5% 91%
Samuel Merritt University - MSN WSCUC CCNE 1% 84%3%84% 1% 91%4%91%4%86%
San Bernardino Valley College WASCJC ACEN 11% 88% 11% 88% 13% 88% 0% 100% 3% 84%
San Diego City College WASCJC ACEN 30% 65% 28% 72% 20% 72% 16% 81% 18% 80%
San Diego State University WSCUC CCNE 1% 87% 2% 89% 16% 77% 7% 92% 8% 83%
San Francisco State University - BSN WSCUC CCNE 3% 98% 1% 71% 0% 95% 0% 100% 1% 99%
San Francisco State University - MSN WSCUC CCNE Not Avail Not Avail Not Avail Not Avail 0% 24% 0% 100% Not Avail Not Avail
San Joaquin Delta College WSCUC ACEN 11% 83% 7% 89% 7% 92% 5% 95% 9% 91%
San Joaquin Valley College WASCJC None 17% 81% 20% 75% 15% 85% 8% 92% 34% 63%
Santa Ana College WASCJC ACEN 14% 70% 17% 66% 24% 61% 17% 71% 21% 65%
Santa Barbara City College WASCJC ACEN 13% 79% 18% 80% 15% 81% 6% 94% 22% 78%
Santa Monica College WASCJC ACEN 30% 61% 31% 65% 31% 61% 31% 51% 17% 65%
Santa Rosa Junior College WASCJC None 6% 92% 3% 91% 7% 91% 7% 90% 8% 91%
Shasta College WASCJC None 6% 88% 19% 68% 26% 69% 4% 91% 14% 81%
Shepherd University ACICS None Not Avail Not Avail Not Avail Not Avail 18% 82% 20% 70% 24% 57%
Sierra College WASCJC None 14% 86% 7% 93% 8% 93% 10% 88% 15% 85%
Simpson University WSCUC CCNE First Graduates Completed 2012-2013 19% 77% 13% 87% 0% 100%
Solano Community College WASCJC None 0% 100% 36% 57% 45% 55% 22% 69% 21% 79%
Sonoma State University WSCUC ACEN 4% 96% 8% 88% 4% 92% 4% 96% 8% 92%
Southwestern College WASCJC ACEN 4% 96% 20% 80% 13% 86% 15% 80% 15% 80%
Stanbridge University ACCSC None First Graduates Expected 2015-2016
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing at San Jose State WSCUC CCNE 6% 85% 0% 95% 1% 98% 0% 100% 1% 99%
United States University - BSN WSCUC CCNE Not App Not App Not App Not App 20% 0% Not App Not App Not Avail Not Avail
United States University - MSN WSCUC CCNE 100% 0% 0% 100% Not App Not App Not App Not App 13% 88%
Unitek College ACCSC CCNE 9% 87% 2% 95% 12% 88% 5% 95% 16% 84%
University of California, Davis-Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing WSCUC CCNE First Class Beginning 2016-2017
University of California Irvine WSCUC CCNE 18% 73% 10% 83% 14% 78% 16% 77% 16% 76%
University of California Los Angeles - BSN WSCUC CCNE 0% 98% 2% 97% 2% 89% 4% 92% 8% 78%
University of California Los Angeles - MSN WSCUC CCNE 2% 94% 2% 97% 2% 98% 1% 97% 2% 96%
University of California San Francisco WSCUC CCNE 3% 97% 2% 99% 5% 95% 2% 96% 0% 98%
University of Phoenix, Northern California Campus HLC CCNE 43% 44% 17% 65% Not Avail Not Avail 6% 86% 17% 54%
University of San Diego, Hahn School of Nursing WSCUC CCNE 2% 96% 9% 91% 9% 89% 4% 94% 5% 95%
University of San Francisco - BSN WSCUC CCNE 19% 70% 22% 78% 19% 75% 5% 87% 6% 77%
University of San Francisco - MSN WSCUC CCNE 9% 86% 4% 96% 5% 95% 0% 100% 0% 97%
Ventura College WASCJC ACEN 53% 44% 36% 58% 31% 61% 27% 72% 25% 65%
Victor Valley College WASCJC None 12% 78% 20% 55% 17% 72% 18% 70% 17% 70%
Weimar Institute In Progress None First Graduates Expected 2016-2017
West Coast University WSCUC CCNE First Grads Completed 2011-2012 12% 86% 21% 75% 13% 84% 16% 81%
West Hills College Lemoore WASCJC None 19% 81% 17% 83% 17% 83% 20% 80% 12% 84%
Western Governors University NWCCU CCNE 34% 31% 23% 53% 9% 72% 0% 88% 20% 67%
Western University of Health Sciences WSCUC CCNE 3% 95% 0% 98% 0% 100% 5% 95% 8% 82%
Yuba College WASCJC None 23% 77% 41% 47% 0% 97% 8% 92% 12% 83%

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.
  • 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 App: Means "Not Applicable".  The program did not have students completing in the given year between August 1 and July 31.
  • Not Avail: Means "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 - Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation

School Accreditation Legend

  • ABHES - Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
  • WASCJC - 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