Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science

Los Angeles, CA 90059

Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science is a private, not for profit institution, located in Los Angeles, California. It offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 4 and 1 students were accepted.

Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $13,344 and fees $100. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $13,344 and $100 respectively.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio9:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. Masters degrees (MSN)
  2. Family Nurse Practitioner
  3. Accelerated MSN

    The Charles R. Drew University School of Nursing granted initial full accreditation by both the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The program is intended to train students to offer excellent patient care in a culturally sensitive manner.

    The two year, six semester nursing curriculum is designed to equip students from non-nursing background to pursue a graduate degree in nursing.

    Graduates from this program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and the Clinical Nurse Leader certifying examination upon graduation from the program.

    Admissions Requirements:

    1. Have a completed baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university (or evidence of a U.S. equivalent baccalaureate degree based on a foreign credential evaluation)
    2. Recommended cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate study
    3. Hold a current RN license in the State of California and in the state you reside in (or show evidence of application for a California RN license) – for Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Tracks
    4. Completed prerequisites:
      • Anatomy with Lab
      • Physiology with Lab
      • Microbiology with Lab
      • English Composition
      • Sociology
      • Speech
      • Psychology
      • Nutrition
      • Statistics

    Additional information on the program, admission requirements and application procedures can be had at the information sessions held on the dates posted on the official website of the college. 

    Students will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and the Clinical Nurse Leader certifying examination upon graduation from the program

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 103
Clinical Nurse Leader Master's degree 49
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 34

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science

Homestead Schools
10.16 miles away
Biola University
13 miles away
Mount Saint Mary's University
17.37 miles away
Azusa Pacific University
24.76 miles away
Vanguard University of Southern California
26.73 miles away
Western University of Health Sciences
29.78 miles away
Concordia University-Irvine
31.11 miles away
Brandman University
32.98 miles away
California Baptist University
46.8 miles away
Loma Linda University
56.86 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
06/30/1995 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
11/01/2011 - 06/11/2014
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
03/02/1998 - 04/24/2006
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
01/23/1990 - 03/02/1998
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
02/27/2012 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Considered but not required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
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

This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergrad students in 2015-2016, therefore net price information is not available.

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 $488.00 $488.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $889.00 $889.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science
1731 E 120th St
Los Angeles, CA 90059

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