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 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
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 3% 98% 8% 92% 6% 94% 9% 91% 0% 100%
American Career College ABHES None First Graduates Expected 2016-2017
American River College WASCJC None 9% 82% 13% 70% 29% 51% 32% 50% 10.5% 71.1%
American University of Health Sciences ACICS CCNE 0% 100% 21% 48% 13% 72% 29% 51% 30.1% 69.9%
Antelope Valley College WASCJC None 17% 57% 10% 63% 8% 68% 13% 77% 11.5% 69%
Azusa Pacific University - BSN WSCUC CCNE 1% 94% 1% 99% 5% 90% 10% 87% 6.7% 93.3%
Azusa Pacific University - MSN WSCUC CCNE 2% 98% 3% 95% 7% 91% 7% 90% 6.4% 90.1%
Bakersfield College WASCJC None 4% 80% 19% 66% 12% 84% 13% 83% 11.9% 78.9%
Biola University WSCUC CCNE 8% 93% 10% 88% 3% 97% 5% 95% 5%95%
Brightwood College ACICS None 2% 97% 16% 84% 4% 96% 2% 95% 3.2% 96.8%
Butte Community College WASCJC None 4% 96% 9% 91% 19% 81% 5% 95% 6% 94%
Cabrillo Community College WASCJC None 17% 83% 5% 81% 13% 87% 17% 83% 10.5% 87.7%
California Baptist University - BSN WSCUC CCNE 12% 88% 10% 87% 7% 93% 4% 90% 2.9% 97.1%
California Baptist University - MSN WSCUC CCNE 0% 82% 11% 89% 0% 100% 3% 97% 2.5% 90%
CSU Bakersfield WSCUC CCNE 17% 81% 5% 88% 0% 96% 0% 100% 3.6% 92.7%
CSU Channel Islands WSCUC CCNE 13% 78% 5% 74% 18% 82% 0% 95% 6.1% 93.9%
CSU Chico WSCUC CCNE 5% 95% 6% 94% 5% 95% 0% 99% 5.3% 94.7%
CSU East Bay WSCUC CCNE 5% 90% 6% 91% 6% 89% 16% 84% 11.2% 81.9%
CSU Fresno - BSN WASCJC CCNE 8% 84% 8% 84% 15% 85% 4% 96% 0% 100%
CSU Fullerton - BSN WSCUC CCNE 8% 93% 9% 89% 8% 92% 8% 90% 7.3% 92.7%
CSU Long Beach - BSN WSCUC/CHEA CCNE 14% 86% 8% 92% 8% 92% 7% 93% 10.2% 80.6%
CSU Long Beach - MSN WSCUC/CHEA CCNE 13% 87% 11% 89% Not App Not App 13% 87% Not Avail Not Avail
CSU Los Angeles - BSN WSCUC CCNE 1% 93% 5% 82% 0% 100% 1% 99% 3.4% 91%
CSU Northridge WSCUC CCNE 0% 100% 3% 98% 3% 98% 3% 97% 1.9% 98.1%
CSU Sacramento WSCUC CCNE 3% 97% 2% 98% 3% 94% 3% 95% 2.6% 96.2%
CSU San Bernardino WSCUC CCNE 0% 100% 3% 94% 6% 94% 4% 91% 4.7% 94.3%
CSU San Marcos WSCUC CCNE 9% 91% 7% 92% 7% 93% 13% 85% 2.5% 90%
CSU Stanislaus WSCUC CCNE 0% 100% 9% 91% 3% 91% 7% 93% 10% 90%
Carrington College WASCJC None 13% 66% 4% 65% 4% 88% 14% 62% 35.6% 59.3%
Cerritos College WASCJC ACEN 18% 79% 22% 71% 17% 75% 25% 72% 18.7% 64.8%
Chabot College WASCJC None 30% 69% 38% 54% 30% 70% 36% 64% 20.6% 79.4%
Chaffey College WASCJC ACEN 6% 81% 6% 83% 6% 90% 12% 78% 13.3% 73.3%
Chamberlain College of Nursing HLC CCNE First Graduates Expected 2017-2018
Charles R. Drew University WSCUC CCNE 23% 51% 3% 90% 3% 98% 6% 94% 16.1% 82.1%
Citrus College WASCJC None 29% 63% 7% 93% 15% 85% 10% 90% 15% 85%
City College of San Francisco WASCJC None 25% 73% 24% 74% 17% 82% 18% 81% 20.7% 77%
CNI College ABHES None First Graduates Completed 2014-2015 7% 85% 5.7% 93.4%
College of Marin WASCJC None 13% 87% 11% 89% 7% 93% 4% 96% 7% 88.4%
College of San Mateo WASCJC None 33% 57% 15% 81% 15% 69% 24% 62% 11.6% 86%
College of the Canyons WASCJC ACEN 18% 75% 14% 78% 6% 83% 8% 88% 3.6% 90.9%
College of the Desert WASCJC None 15% 76% 27% 67% 34% 66% 20% 75% 6.8% 88.1%
College of the Redwoods WASCJC None 9% 82% 8% 83% 13% 84% 16% 84% 28.9% 71.1%
College of the Sequoias WASCJC None 1% 99% 7% 92% 5% 87% 4% 92% 16.2% 77%
College of the Siskiyous WASCJC None 0% 100% 7% 93% 4% 96% 3% 97% 3.3% 96.7%
Concordia University Irvine WSCUC CCNE 9% 79% 0% 100% 6% 94% 8% 93% 1.5% 95.5%
Contra Costa College WASCJC None 26% 74% 0% 100% 10% 80% 28% 73% 5.4% 91.9%
Copper Mountain College WASCJC None 29% 71% 47% 53% 22% 78% 4% 96% 9.5% 90.5%
Cuesta College WASCJC None 9% 91% 7% 91% 14% 79% 19% 81% 14% 83.7%
Cypress College WASCJC ACEN 14% 77% 6% 89% 7% 80% 12% 81% 7.2% 83.5%
De Anza College WASCJC None 25% 67% 23% 70% 32% 58% 26% 68% 27.7% 53.8%
Dominican University of California WSCUC CCNE 20% 80% 6% 86% 0% 100% 3% 95% 0% 100%
East Los Angeles College WASCJC None 0% 80% 15% 76% 4% 91% 7% 93% 0% 97.7%
El Camino College WASCJC None 47% 30% 38% 45% 33% 41% 16% 73% 15.1% 68.6%
El Camino College - Compton Education Center WASCJC None 29% 52% 19% 60% 48% 46% 35% 58% 23.5% 52.9%
Evergreen Valley College WASCJC ACEN 21% 79% 28% 68% 30% 58% 33% 63% 25% 60.9%
Fresno City College WASCJC None 0% 100% 1% 99% 3% 91% 6% 92% 4.3% 86.7%
Gavilan College WASCJC None 41% 59% 9% 91% 5% 95% 14% 86% 0% 68.2%
Glendale Career College ABHES None First Graduates Expected 2017-2018
Glendale Community College WASCJC None 22% 78% 13% 83% Not Avail Not Avail 7% 89% 13.7% 76.7%
Golden West College WASCJC ACEN 13% 87% 13% 86% 17% 77% 23% 77% 17.5% 82.5%
Grossmont College WASCJC ACEN 37% 58% 23% 76% 22% 73% 16% 84% 16% 81.3%
Hartnell College WASCJC None 12% 84% 19% 75% 16% 77% 15% 74% 17.6% 76.5%
Holy Names University WSCUC CCNE First Grads Completed 2012-2013 Not Avail Not Avail Not Avail Not Avail Not Avail Not Avail Not Avail Not Avail
Imperial Valley College WASCJC None 15% 71% 2% 83% 19% 76% 16% 81% 13.2% 68.4%
Loma Linda University WSCUC CCNE 20% 80% 16% 84% 11% 88% 18% 82% 11.9% 80.1%
Long Beach City College WASCJC ACEN 16% 76% 24% 74% 15% 81% 17% 69% 13.8% 79.8%
L.A. City College WASCJC None 36% 64% 21% 66% 13% 85% 10% 87% 19% 77.2%
L.A. County College of Nursing and Allied Health WASCJC None 40% 40% 27% 53% 20% 54% 9% 75% 25.9% 67.9%
L.A. Harbor College WASCJC ACEN 52% 43% 44% 39% 47% 41% 32% 51% 25.3% 55.7%
L.A. Southwest College WASCJC None 15% 70% 9% 86% 8% 84% 6% 82% 8.7% 80.4%
L.A. Trade-Tech College WASCJC None 44% 39% 40% 40% 29% 44% 43% 43% 45% 37.5%
L.A. Valley College WASCJC ACEN 17% 68% 19% 58% 11% 65% 24% 69% 20.2% 60.7%
Los Angeles Pierce College WASCJC None 9% 85% 24% 63% 12% 70% 5% 93% 19.4% 80.6%
Los Medanos College WASCJC None 27% 68% 3% 97% 18% 73% 25% 75% 18.8% 81.3%
Mendocino College WASCJC None 16% 84% 14% 86% 21% 79% 28% 72% 5.6% 94.4%
Merced College WASCJC None 12% 88% 31% 69% 26% 71% 33% 65% 19.6% 78.6%
Merritt College WASCJC None 55% 41% 51% 40% 39% 39% 12% 83% 23.8% 69%
Mira Costa College ACCSCT/WASCJC None 14% 86% 5% 95% 11% 86% 5% 95% 10.6% 75.3%
Mission College WASCJC None 3% 97% 5% 95% 13% 88% 10% 90% 6.7% 93.3%
Modesto Junior College WASCJC None 19% 79% 7% 79% 8% 87% 17% 75% 5.3% 91.6%
Monterey Peninsula College WASCJC ACEN 26% 74% 18% 82% 19% 81% 25% 75% 8.8% 88.2%
Moorpark College WASCJC ACEN 44% 54% 45% 55% 25% 73% 15% 85% 18.8% 81.3%
Mount St. Mary's University-Los Angeles - AD WSCUC None 0% 100% 13% 75% 13% 87% 18% 82% 17.4% 73.9%
Mount St. Mary's University-Los Angeles - BSN WSCUC CCNE 7% 87% 6% 90% 4% 85% 8% 91% 12.4% 74.6%
Mount San Antonio College WASCJC None 20% 68% 23% 63% 16% 65% 22% 70% 27.6% 65%
Mount San Jacinto College WASCJC None 11% 83% 9% 92% 16% 53% 29% 60% 22.5% 65%
Napa Valley College ACCSC None 0% 100% 0% 100% 10% 90% 15% 75% 18.4% 68.4%
National University WSCUC CCNE 6% 90% Not Avail Not Avail 19% 81% 2% 98% 3.9% 50%
Ohlone College WASCJC ACEN 18% 78% 12% 71% 11% 77% 21% 69% 27.3% 65.9%
Pacific Union College WSCUC ACEN 17% 72% 17% 81% 23% 77% 18% 78% 11.4% 78.6%
Palomar College WASCJC ACEN 21% 71% 37% 62% 39% 59% 27% 56% 10.5% 82.5%
Pasadena City College WASCJC None 7% 81% 7% 79% 13% 87% 18% 79% 9.4% 86.8%
Point Loma Nazarene University WSCUC CCNE 12% 74% 13% 77% 21% 79% 12% 88% 18% 73%
Porterville College WASCJC None 15% 85% 5% 95% 25% 75% 42% 58% 36.8% 52.6%
Reedley College at Madera Community College Center WASCJC None 42% 58% 0% 100% 29% 71% 29% 71% 33.3% 66.7%
Rio Hondo College WASCJC None 38% 58% 37% 52% 23% 71% 19% 77% 27.7% 66.3%
Riverside City College WASCJC ACEN 14% 80% 10% 86% 14% 84% 7% 88% 4.5% 86.5%
Sacramento City College WASCJC None 7% 85% 20% 77% 23% 78% 13% 83% 1.6% 98.4%
Saddleback College WASCJC ACEN 13% 84% 11% 84% 23% 73% 21% 79% 20.3% 69.5%
Samuel Merritt University - BSN WSCUC CCNE 2% 94% 2% 94% 6% 91% 5% 91% 5.7% 81.3%
Samuel Merritt University - MSN WSCUC CCNE 3% 84% 1% 91% 4% 91% 4% 86% 5.2% 89.7%
San Bernardino Valley College WASCJC ACEN 11% 88% 13% 88% 0% 100% 3% 84% 4.2% 83.3%
San Diego City College WASCJC ACEN 28% 72% 20% 72% 16% 81% 18% 80% 18.5% 78.5%
San Diego State University WSCUC CCNE 2% 89% 16% 77% 7% 92% 8% 83% 10.8% 84.7%
San Francisco State University - BSN WSCUC CCNE 1% 71% 0% 95% 0% 100% 1% 99% 1.7% 98.3%
San Francisco State University - MSN WSCUC CCNE Not Avail Not Avail 0% 24% 0% 100% Not Avail Not Avail 5%90%
San Joaquin Delta College WSCUC ACEN 7% 89% 7% 92% 5% 95% 9% 91% 4.7% 93%
San Joaquin Valley College WASCJC None 20% 75% 15% 85% 8% 92% 34% 63% 13.1% 50%
Santa Ana College WASCJC ACEN 17% 66% 24% 61% 17% 71% 21% 65% 13.3% 68.9%
Santa Barbara City College WASCJC ACEN 18% 80% 15% 81% 6% 94% 22% 78% 26.7% 66.7%
Santa Monica College WASCJC ACEN 31% 65% 31% 61% 31% 51% 17% 65% 22.1% 62.3%
Santa Rosa Junior College WASCJC None 3% 91% 7% 91% 7% 90% 8% 91% 5.2% 89.7%
Shasta College WASCJC None 19% 68% 26% 69% 4% 91% 14% 81% 6.7% 91.7%
Shepherd University ACICS None Not Avail Not Avail 18% 82% 20% 70% 24% 57% 41.7% 33.3%
Sierra College WASCJC None 7% 93% 8% 93% 10% 88% 15% 85% 15% 80%
Simpson University WSCUC CCNE 19% 77% 13% 87% 0% 100% 12.5% 87.5%
Solano Community College WASCJC None 36% 57% 45% 55% 22% 69% 21% 79% 19.6% 80.4%
Sonoma State University WSCUC ACEN 8% 88% 4% 92% 4% 96% 8% 92% 0% 100%
Southwestern College WASCJC ACEN 20% 80% 13% 86% 15% 80% 15% 80% 16.7% 83.3%
Stanbridge University ACCSC None First Graduates Expected 2015-2016 38.5% 61.5%
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing at San Jose State WSCUC CCNE 0% 95% 1% 98% 0% 100% 1% 99% 1.7% 96.7%
United States University - BSN WSCUC CCNE Not App Not App 20% 0% Not App Not App Not Avail Not Avail 10%90%
United States University - MSN WSCUC CCNE 0% 100% Not App Not App Not App Not App 13% 88% Not App Not App
Unitek College ACCSC CCNE 2% 95% 12% 88% 5% 95% 16% 84% 22.7% 77.3%
University of California, Davis-Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing WSCUC CCNE First Class Beginning 2016-2017
University of California Irvine WSCUC CCNE 10% 83% 14% 78% 16% 77% 16% 76% 20.4% 70.4%
University of California Los Angeles - BSN WSCUC CCNE 2% 97% 2% 89% 4% 92% 8% 78% 4.3% 85.1%
University of California Los Angeles - MSN WSCUC CCNE 2% 97% 2% 98% 1% 97% 2% 96% 1.5% 83.8%
University of California San Francisco WSCUC CCNE 2% 99% 5% 95% 2% 96% 0% 98% 1.7% 96.7%
University of Phoenix, Northern California Campus HLC CCNE 17% 65% Not Avail Not Avail 6% 86% 17% 54% Not Avail Not Avail
University of San Diego, Hahn School of Nursing WSCUC CCNE 9% 91% 9% 89% 4% 94% 5% 95% 2.3% 97.7%
University of San Francisco - BSN WSCUC CCNE 22% 78% 19% 75% 5% 87% 6% 77% 13.8% 71.3%
University of San Francisco - MSN WSCUC CCNE 4% 96% 5% 95% 0% 100% 0% 97% 0% 98.4%
Ventura College WASCJC ACEN 36% 58% 31% 61% 27% 72% 25% 65% 19.5% 65.5%
Victor Valley College WASCJC None 20% 55% 17% 72% 18% 70% 17% 70% 16.5% 74.1%
Weimar Institute In Progress None First Graduates Expected 2016-2017
West Coast University WSCUC CCNE 12% 86% 21% 75% 13% 84% 16% 81% 23.3% 75.8%
West Hills College Lemoore WASCJC None 17% 83% 17% 83% 20% 80% 12% 84% 10% 83.3%
Western Governors University NWCCU CCNE 23% 53% 9% 72% 0% 88% 20% 67% 15.8% 63.2%
Western University of Health Sciences WSCUC CCNE 0% 98% 0% 100% 5% 95% 8% 82% 1.6% 98.4%
Yuba College WASCJC None 41% 47% 0% 97% 8% 92% 12% 83% 6.7% 93.3%

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