ADN Programs in Texas

Alvin Community College
Alvin, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 94.70%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #13
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Amarillo College
Amarillo, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 94.10%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #16
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Angelina College
Lufkin, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 87.90%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #37
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Angelo State University
San Angelo, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 88.70%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #34
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Austin Community College District
Austin, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 93.40%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #17
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Baptist Health System School of Health Professions
San Antonio, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 92.40%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #20

Blinn College
Brenham, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 93.10%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #18
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Brazosport College
Lake Jackson, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 81.10%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #63
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Brookhaven College
Farmers Branch, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 93.40%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #17

Central Texas College
Killeen, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 90.60%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #27
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Cisco College
Cisco, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 82.10%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #59
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Clarendon College
Clarendon, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 82.10%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #59
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Coastal Bend College
Beeville, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 87.80%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #38
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College of Health Care Professions-Northwest
Houston, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 63.90%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #75

College of the Mainland
Texas City, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 87.70%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #39
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Collin County Community College District
McKinney, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 90.20%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #28
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Dallas Nursing Institute
Dallas, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 72.10%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #73
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Del Mar College
Corpus Christi, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 90.00%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #30
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El Centro College
Dallas, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 72.10%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #73
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El Paso Community College
El Paso, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 85.80%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #48
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Galen College of Nursing-San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 87.40%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #41
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Galveston College
Galveston, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 83.80%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #55
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Grayson College
Denison, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 87.50%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #40
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Hallmark University
San Antonio, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 75.40%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #69
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Hill College
Hillsboro, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 89.30%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #32
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Houston Community College
Houston, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 81.10%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #63
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Howard College
Big Spring, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 97.50%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #5
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Kilgore College
Kilgore, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 85.40%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #50
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Lamar State College-Orange
Orange, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 84.80%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #52
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Lamar State College-Port Arthur
Port Arthur, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 43.60%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #77
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Laredo Community College
Laredo, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 98.80%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #4
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Lee College
Baytown, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 84.40%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #53
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Lone Star College - Cyfair
Cypress, TX


Lone Star College - Kingwood
Kingwood Drive, TX


Lone Star College - Tomball
Tomball, TX


Lone Star College System
The Woodlands, TX


McLennan Community College
Waco, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 76.30%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #67
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Midland College
Midland, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 87.90%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #37
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Mountain View College
Dallas, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 94.20%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #15
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Navarro College
Corsicana, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 86.20%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #46
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North Central Texas College
Gainesville, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 82.10%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #59
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Northeast Texas Community College
Mount Pleasant, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 79.40%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #65
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Odessa College
Odessa, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 92.20%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #21
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Panola College
Carthage, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 95.00%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #12
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Paris Junior College
Paris, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 86.70%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #44
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Ranger College
Ranger, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 85.40%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #50
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San Antonio College
San Antonio, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 80.00%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #64
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San Jacinto College District
Pasadena, TX


San Jacinto College South
Houston, TX


San Jacinto Community College
Pasadena, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 83.20%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #56
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South Plains College
Levelland, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 85.60%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #49
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South Texas College
McAllen, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 84.00%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #54
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Southwest Texas Junior College
Uvalde, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 76.60%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #66
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St Philip's College
San Antonio, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 62.50%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #76
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Tarrant County College District
Fort Worth, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 86.00%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #47
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Temple College
Temple, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 87.20%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #43
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Texarkana College
Texarkana, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 86.50%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #45
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Texas Southmost College
Brownsville, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 67.10%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #74
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Texas State Technical College - West Texas
Sweetwater, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 86.00%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #47
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Trinity Valley Community College
Athens, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 82.20%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #58
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Tyler Junior College
Tyler, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 90.10%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #29
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Vernon College
Vernon, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 91.00%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #26
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Victoria College
Victoria, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 88.10%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #36
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Weatherford College
Weatherford, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 87.30%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #42
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Wharton County Junior College
Wharton, TX

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 92.00%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #23
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Closed ADN Programs

Houston Baptist University
Houston, TX
Program closed in 2013

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 85.20%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #51

ITT Technical Institute-Arlington
Arlington, TX
School closed in 2016

ITT Technical Institute-Richardson
Richardson, TX
School closed in 2016

Lamar University
Beaumont, TX
Program closed in 2014

Avg. NCLEX-RN pass rate: 92.10%
NCLEX-RN Rank: #22

Texas is one of the best places to be a nurse. The state offers the third highest average salary for freshly graduated nurses. It also has the fourth highest annual nursing salary. Apart from the good pay, Texas is also a land of opportunity for nurses of all specialties. By 2029, the demand for nurses in this state is expected to exceed the supply.

Because of that, it’s not surprising to find a lot of nursing programs in Texas. There are around 75 ADN programs and 47 BSN programs to help you get started in your career.

Before you enroll in any of the ADN programs, make sure the program is approved by state board of nursing. The program you are considering to get into also needs to have instructors and courses that can prepare you for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). 

Nursing License In Texas

Around 30 days before you graduate, you need to register with Pearson Vue. It’s a third-party vendor that administers the exam. Registration typically costs $200.

Now, before you can actually take the NCLEX, you’ll be required to take and pass the Texas nursing jurisprudence examination. It’s a 2-hour exam which you need to take online. It will cost you no more than $25.

Along with passing the jurisprudence exam, the Board of Nursing will also need to receive your application and fees, the result of your criminal background check, and verify your registration with Pearson Vue.

After checking all those data, you’ll receive an email verification which includes your Authorization To Test (ATT). It’s valid for 75 days.

Once you pass the NCLEX, the BON will receive the result within five working days after your test. You, on the other hand, will receive a certification. You’ll need to complete an online verification which you can print that as proof of your licensure.

Now, if you are licensed in another state and would like to pursue a career in Texas, you need to have graduated from an approved nursing program, worked in the US or have passed the NCLEX within the last four years prior to application.

You can apply through paper or online. You’ll need to submit the same set of requirements mentioned above (application, criminal background check, passing the jurisprudence test, and verification from all states and provinces) to the Texas Board of Nursing.

The processing time usually takes about 15 business days.

Renewal will be biennium. For registered nurses, it will cost $65 while Licensed Vocational Nurse will require $42.