NCLEX Pass Rates

The table below is categorized by academic year (e.g., July 1st - June 30th) and reflects the results of all graduates who have taken the NCLEX examination for the first time within the last five years (including those students who graduated more than five years ago). Due to possible changes in this 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 accredited programs.

School 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
# Taken %
Pass
Allan Hancock College 34 79.41% 36 80.56% 32 84.38% 33 78.79% 39 97.44%
American Career College N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 43 79.07% 67 74.63%
American River College 49 85.71% 67 94.03% 62 93.55% 101 98.02% 67 94.03%
American University of Health Sciences 60 80% 39 84.62% 62 91.94% 79 87.34% 56 94.64%
Antelope Valley College 100 81% 99 82.83% 86 89.53% 129 79.84% 104 91.35%
Azusa Pacific University - BSN 248 83.46% 276 84.06% 287 82.23% 346 86.42% 367 86.92%
Azusa Pacific University - MSN 3 66.67% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bakersfield College 93 91.4% 125 91.20% 133 92.48% 104 91.35% 127 98.43%
Biola University 29 79.31% 44 77.27% 27 88.89% 38 81.58% 47 91.49%
Brightwood College 169 63.91% 134 78.36% 151 73.51% 160 74.38% 171 71.93%
Butte College 59 83.05% 83 81.93% 76 81.58% 102 84.31% 94 94.68%
Cabrillo College 56 75% 49 69.39% 66 78.79% 56 80.36% 57 82.46%
California Baptist University - BSN 76 72.37% 130 83.85% 134 81.34% 141 87.94% 142 90.14%
California Baptist University - MSN 22 86.36% 31 80.65% 35 74.29% 36 94.44% 37 83.78%
CSU Bakersfield - BSN N/A N/A 49 83.67% 59 96.61% 51 96.08% 50 92%
CSU Channel Islands 32 100% 47 93.62% 40 100% 41 92.68% 57 100%
CSU Chico 71 91.55% 69 95.65% 76 94.74% 64 96.88% 84 97.62%
CSU Dominguez Hills - MSN (Closed) 12 66.67% 23 69.57% 19 78.95% N/A N/A N/A N/A
CSU East Bay 111 88.29% 127 84.25% 88 82.95% 110 90.91% 119 94.12%
CSU Fresno - BSN 156 81.41% 100 77% 108 87.96% 98 85.71% 112 90.18%
CSU Fresno - MSN 1 100% 17 76.47% 2 100% 4 75% 1 100%
CSU Fullerton - BSN 38 89.47% 49 87.76% 52 92.31% 66 95.45% 64 87.5%
CSU Fullerton - MSN 19 89.47% 11 100% 11 100% N/A N/A N/A N/A
CSU Long Beach - BSN 160 89.38% 116 94.83% 118 98.31% 145 97.24% 132 100%
CSU Long Beach - MSN N/A N/A 68 89.70% 13 84.62% 9 100% 1 100%
CSU Los Angeles - BSN 38 86.84% 64 95.31% 80 95% 87 96.55% 99 93.94%
CSU Los Angeles - MSN 18 88.89% 21 95.24% 1 100% N/A N/A N/A N/A
CSU Northridge 36 91.67% 55 89.09% 55 87.27% 57 89.47% 56 94.64%
CSU Sacramento - BSN 153 97.39% 112 97.32% 189 95.24% 102 95.1% 147 98.64%
CSU San Bernardino 104 81.73% 127 77.95% 104 90.38% 118 91.53% 106 96.23%
CSU San Marcos 144 95.83% 170 97.06% 154 94.81% 149 95.97% 175 97.71%
CSU Stanislaus 86 94.19% 81 95.53% 54 96.3% 68 98.53% 73 97.26%
Carrington College 35 74.29% 56 82.14% 50 82% 62 74.19% 62 77.42%
Cerritos College 83 83.13% 70 87.14% 100 78% 79 92.41% 81 86.42%
Chabot College 45 97.78% 38 100% 38 97.37% 30 100% 33 100%
Chaffey College 37 86.49% 65 84.62% 73 97.26% 40 92.5% 54 98.15%
Charles Drew University 63 47.62% 87 55.17% 37 45.95% 65 84.62% 53 83.02%
Citrus College 30 86.67% 28 89.29% 32 81.25% 27 92.59% 28 96.43%
City College of San Francisco 78 75.64% 100 88% 58 74.14% 73 97.26% 84 91.67%
CNI College N/A N/A 14 92.86% 79 65.82% 111 78.38% 125 87.2%
College of Marin 61 95.08% 38 97.37% 27 81.48% 37 89.19% 38 92.11%
College of San Mateo 65 80% 50 84% 43 79.07% 36 77.78% 46 95.65%
College of the Canyons 104 80.77% 121 85.12% 114 86.84% 109 79.82% 97 83.51%
College of the Desert 51 74.51% 53 90.57% 57 84.21% 68 89.71% 42 90.48%
College of the Redwoods 38 84.21% 48 83.33% 45 93.33% 57 87.72% 43 83.72%
College of the Sequoias 109 76.15% 96 89.58% 72 88.89% 51 88.24% 77 96.1%
College of the Siskiyous 12 91.67% 42 97.62% 24 95.83% 29 93.1% 19 89.47%
Concordia University Irvine 72 94.44% 70 94.29% 68 92.65% 76 90.79% 69 98.55%
Contra Costa College 20 85% 33 75.76% 34 88.24% 52 82.69% 30 83.33%
Copper Mountain College 22 86.36% 22 81.82% 30 83.33% 21 90.48% 39 87.18%
Cuesta College 30 93.33% 30 100% 45 100% 43 100% 32 100%
Cypress College 68 91.18% 66 86.36% 74 86.49% 87 94.25% 92 93.48%
De Anza College 52 69.23% 55 90.91% 49 89.8% 56 94.64% 47 95.74%
Dominican University of California 132 71.97% 103 62.14% 81 83.95% 81 92.59% 77 90.91%
East Los Angeles College 91 49.45% 120 61.67% 102 64.71% 98 73.47% 93 75.27%
El Camino College 83 95.18% 71 88.73% 76 88.16% 51 92.16% 71 91.55%
El Camino College - Compton Education Center 60 73.33% 54 59.26% 62 82.26% 60 71.67% 64 82.81%
Evergreen Valley College 54 81.48% 53 94.34% 52 84.62% 65 93.85% 60 95%
Fresno City College 354 65.82% 367 67.30% 221 76.02% 205 84.39% 209 81.34%
Gavilan College 19 89.47% 26 69.23% 11 63.64% 16 100% 26 73.08%
Glendale Community College 69 89.86% 72 90.28% 68 94.12% 73 90.41% 79 94.94%
Golden West College 85 87.06% 85 90.59% 86 91.86% 87 90.95% 80 92.5%
Grossmont College 64 98.44% 61 95.08% 57 91.23% 57 96.49% 63 96.83%
Hartnell College 30 96.67% 25 92% 32 100% 34 91.18% 38 100%
Holy Names University LVN-BSN (Closed) 43 62.79% 33 42.42% 50 68% 35 68.57% 3 33.33%
Imperial Valley College 43 93.02% 44 88.64% 43 93.02% 36 91.67% 49 93.88%
Loma Linda University - ADN 1 100% N/A N/A 1 100% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Loma Linda University - BSN 121 82.64% 154 85.71% 139 84.17% 139 94.96% 156 94.23%
Long Beach City College 91 92.31% 83 90.36% 84 90.48% 91 92.31% 83 92.77%
LA City College 60 86.67% 72 80.56% 78 83.33% 67 94.03% 74 86.49%
LA County College of Nursing & Allied 90 93.33% 85 91.76% 91 96.7% 95 95.5% 79 89.87%
LA Harbor College 59 100% 64 96.88% 76 97.37% 67 95.52% 45 100%
LA Southwest College 39 76.92% 30 70% 39 76.92% 39 69.23% 46 76.09%
LA Trade-Tech College 38 65.79% 25 76% 54 88.89% 43 95.35% 66 81.82%
LA Valley College 63 92.06% 80 95% 78 89.74% 75 82.67% 67 88.06%
Los Angeles Pierce College 49 89.8% 40 85% 68 88.24% 58 75.86% 48 91.67%
Los Medanos College 41 90.24% 33 81.82% 41 87.8% 43 88.37% 38 89.47%
Mendocino College 19 100% 15 100% 3 100% 33 90.91% 23 95.65%
Merced College 43 86.05% 55 87.27% 57 84.21% 65 92.31% 60 78.33%
Merritt College 9 100% 15 100% 33 93.94% 32 93.75% 29 96.55%
Mira Costa College 43 97.67% 44 100% 47 93.62% 39 92.31% 44 97.73%
Mission College 37 64.86% 37 75.68% 30 76.67% 28 60.71% 29 86.21%
Modesto Junior College 111 90.09% 97 88.66% 135 86.67% 113 91.15% 99 91.92%
Monterey Peninsula College 23 95.65% 30 93.33% 23 100% 30 93.33% 41 100%
Moorpark College 66 87.88% 61 90.16% 87 93.1% 54 94.44% 84 98.81%
Mount St. Mary's University - Los Angeles - ADN 86 69.77% 78 70.51% 89 78.65% 99 77.78% 96 63.54%
Mount St. Mary's University - Los Angeles - BSN 150 65.33% 142 60.56% 164 75% 159 78.62% 141 81.56%
Mt. San Antonio College 93 82.8% 105 85.71% 102 85.29% 111 88.29% 128 94.53%
Mt. San Jacinto College 45 91.11% 43 95.35% 45 91.11% 55 92.73% 37 97.3%
Napa Valley College 36 80.56% 33 72.73% 31 67.74% 25 92% 29 93.1%
National University - BSN 212 92.92% 235 94.04% 285 93.68% 273 92.31% 265 93.21%
Ohlone College 36 97.22% 28 89.29% 41 73.17% 34 82.35% 31 96.77%
Pacific Union College 80 83.75% 78 83.33% 89 86.52% 89 83.15% 80 95%
Palomar College 46 97.83% 33 87.88% 40 95% 72 91.67% 67 95.52%
Pasadena City College 108 85.19% 138 80.43% 133 84.21% 117 90.6% 93 93.55%
Point Loma Nazarene College 49 87.76% 45 91.11% 98 87.76% 67 80.6% 86 82.56%
Porterville College 16 81.25% 9 66.67% 18 94.44% 16 93.75% 20 95%
Reedley College at Madera Community College Center 10 80% 5 80% 6 100% 8 100% 12 100%
Rio Hondo College 70 85.71% 77 90.91% 79 91.14% 76 92.11% 74 97.3%
Riverside City College 146 91.78% 160 91.88% 174 91.38% 168 94.64% 175 94.29%
Sacramento City College 104 97.12% 69 94.20% 84 92.86% 42 97.62% 60 95%
Saddleback College 90 97.78% 100 94% 96 92.71% 112 98.21% 113 99.12%
Samuel Merritt University - BSN 358 79.32% 378 85.98% 376 89.36% 359 92.2% 401 93.77%
Samuel Merritt University - MSN 82 81.7% 89 82.02% 85 92.94% 95 87.37% 102 91.18%
San Bernardino Valley College 71 74.65% 58 79.31% 68 77.94% 75 78.67% 92 86.96%
San Diego City College 52 92.31% 56 87.50% 68 86.76% 37 91.89% 52 98.08%
San Diego State University 122 90.98% 151 92.72% 128 95.31% 158 96.84% 102 98.04%
San Francisco State University - BSN 126 76.98% 109 87.16% 168 78.57% 83 81.93% 80 81.25%
San Francisco State University - MSN 50 82% 33 90.91% 11 63.64% 18 88.89% 30 93.33%
San Joaquin Delta College 92 85.87% 97 79.38% 72 93.06% 102 91.18% 93 91.4%
San Joaquin Valley College 60 76.67% 42 80.95% 100 76% 101 80.2% 97 83.51%
Santa Ana College 98 72.45% 88 84.09% 90 83.33% 99 93.94% 96 90.63%
Santa Barbara City College 41 97.56% 68 92.65% 57 94.74% 68 94.12% 61 86.89%
Santa Monica College 54 87.04% 54 100% 67 85.07% 52 96.15% 55 96.36%
Santa Rosa Junior College 115 88.7% 124 88.71% 78 93.59% 112 95.54% 110 98.18%
Shasta College 53 77.36% 53 84.91% 59 84.75% 62 91.94% 50 90%
Shepherd University 43 44.19% 64 29.69% 38 65.79% 33 90.19% 26 80.77%
Sierra College 26 92.31% 11 100% 64 96.88% 38 100% 37 97.3%
Simpson University 22 95.45% 32 100% 37 91.89% 21 100% 30 96.67%
Solano Community College 29 96.55% 42 64.29% 57 94.74% 31 90.32% 41 92.68%
Sonoma State University - BSN 18 100% 12 83.33% 24 100% 24 100% 20 100%
Southwestern College 53 79.25% 53 90.57% 53 94.34% 63 80.95% 68 76.47%
Stanbridge University N/A N/A N/A N/A 3 100% 57 100% 40 100%
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing at San Jose State University 119 86.55% 104 80.77% 126 92.06% 119 94.96% 117 87.18%
United States University - BSN (Closed) N/A N/A 12 83.33% 19 68.42% N/A N/A 1 0%
United States University - MSN (Closed) 4 0% 2 100% 3 33.33% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Unitek College 82 73.17% 86 75.58% 106 73.58% 188 72.34% 155 87.74%
UC Davis - MSN N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 23 82.61%
UC Irvine - BSN 50 78% 49 79.59% 42 88.1% 45 93.33% 50 94%
UC Los Angeles - BSN 60 65% 51 74.51% 56 83.93% 44 84.09% 53 96.23%
UC Los Angeles - MSN 60 90% 83 77.11% 88 89.77% 56 92.86% 62 95.16%
UC San Francisco 64 96.88% 52 90.38% 61 96.72% 57 98.25% 65 93.85%
University of Phoenix at Modesto - LVN to BSN 41 65.85% 27 51.85% 34 76.47% 61 73.77% 82 67.07%
University of San Diego/Hahn 46 78.26% 34 91.18% 49 91.84% 32 96.88% 54 92.59%
University of San Francisco - BSN 143 83.22% 168 85.12% 184 90.22% 200 89% 194 88.14%
University of San Francisco - MSN 73 87.67% 74 81.08% 60 78.33% 64 87.5% 115 88.7%
Ventura College 82 97.56% 88 89.77% 82 89.02% 81 88.89% 91 93.41%
Victor Valley College 99 93.94% 63 98.41% 52 98.18% 65 98.46% 57 100%
Weimar Institute N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 11 100%
West Coast University - BSN 884 72.73% 1,041 82.80% 1,040 87.5% 1,284 93.69% 1,288 92%
Western Governors University 24 87.5% 42 66.67% 31 77.42% 34 97.06% 36 97.22%
Western University of Health Sciences 55 92.73% 58 86.21% 59 88.14% 53 90.57% 54 90.74%
West Hills College Lemoore 27 85.19% 41 95.12% 67 79.1% 34 79.41% 32 96.88%
Yuba College 50 84% 56 82.14% 52 82.69% 61 83.61% 53 84.91%