California State University-Northridge

Northridge, CA 91330

California State University Northridge (CSUN) is a public university in Los Angeles, California, and part of the California State University (CSU) system. Located in the Northridge neighborhood, the campus had a total enrollment for Fall 2015 of 41,548 students, making CSUN the largest school of the 23-school CSU system. The university offers over 130 different bachelor’s degrees, along with over 70 master’s programs. Besides offering a wide selection of programs, the university offers access to one of the biggest libraries in the region. The Oviatt Library has a physical collection of over 1.3 million volumes, along with over 500,000 eBooks.

The CSUN nursing programs are offered through the College of Health and Human Development Department of Nursing. The college does not offer any master’s programs or a traditional BSN program. However, several bachelor programs are available, including RN to BSN, accelerated BSN. The accelerated BSN program is a 15-month program for students that already have a bachelor’s degree. For those that have an associate degree in nursing, they offer the RN to BSN Collaborative Community College Program. The college also offers courses to prepare students for the Public Health Nurse Certificate through the California Board of Registered Nursing.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio26:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate77%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. RN to BSN
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. LPN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 95

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from California State University-Northridge

Valley School of Allied Health
2.43 miles away
College of Nursing and Technology
2.59 miles away
Annenberg School of Nursing
3.74 miles away
Preferred College of Nursing - Van Nuys
5.5 miles away
Anderson Medical Career College
10.25 miles away
University of California-Los Angeles
12.52 miles away
Community Based Education and Development
13.49 miles away
Santa Monica College
15.38 miles away
Career Colleges of America - Los Angeles
15.79 miles away
St. Jude Healthcare Education Center
16.59 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
02/28/1960 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/12/1999 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading400 to 510
SAT: Math400 to 520
ACT Composite16 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$4,197
30k to 48k$5,324
48k to 75k$9,503
75k to 110k$13,896
Over 110k$16,113
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $372.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $372.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing
California State University-Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 91330

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