California State University - LA

Los Angeles, CA 90032
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California State University of Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is a public university, located in Los Angeles, California. It was established in 1947 and it has a very large student population. With more than 25,000 students attending this university, it is one of the most popular in the state. This university offers many different degree programs and is considered to be one of the premier universities in all of California. Students will be able to pursue over 100 different bachelor's degree programs at this institution. There will also be over 100 master's degree programs and several doctoral degrees that can be earned. Those who are looking to maximize their education will be able to do so at this fine university.

Students will find that the nursing program offered at this school is one of the best options in California.  This is a fully accredited and renowned nursing program that will provide students with a robust education. The educational opportunities at this university aim to prepare future nurses excellence in all areas. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students28,531
Student to Faculty Ratio25:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate79%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 52 130
Master's degree 0 0
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 95.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
11/30/1953 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
04/01/1971 - 12/31/2007
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1963 - 12/31/2007
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/13/2007 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/13/2007 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT890 to 1080
ACT15 to 20
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

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).
Application fee
Undergrads $55
Graduates $55

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-
In State Students-
Out of State Students$396/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students$396/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 -- -- $17,820
ADN 70 -- -- $27,720
BSN 125 -- -- $49,500
FNP 50 -- -- $19,800
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, 91% of California State University - LA's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 70% $5,035
Other Federal Grant 7% $1,128
State Grant & Scholarships 67% $2,268
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 60% $5,419
Federal Student Loans 24% $3,691
Private Loans 1% $8,721


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$1,681
$30,001 to $48,000$3,637
$48,001 to $75,000$6,458
$75,001 to $110,000$10,553
Over $110,000$12,858

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
California State University - LA
5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032

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