Brandman University

Irvine, CA 92618
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Brandman University is one of the one hundred thirty-eight private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in California. The campus is located in an urban area, in Irvine.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 7,812 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 31 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 21 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 67%).

Brandman University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $12,000, and fees were $360. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $12,000 and $360 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students7,812
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 3
Doctor's degree - professional practice 7 11
Post-master's certificate 1 4

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
03/31/1956 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/26/2012 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$500/credit
In State Students$500/credit
Out of State Students$500/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$640/credit
In State Students$640/credit
Out of State Students$640/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $22,500 $22,500 $22,500
ADN 70 $35,000 $35,000 $35,000
BSN 125 $62,500 $62,500 $62,500
FNP 50 $32,000 $32,000 $32,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 20% of Brandman University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 20% $2,765
Other Federal Grant 20% $200
State Grant & Scholarships -- --
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000--
$30,001 to $48,000--
$48,001 to $75,000$26,055
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
Brandman University
16355 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92618

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