Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science

Los Angeles, CA 90059
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Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science is one of the one hundred thirty-eight private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in California. The campus is located in a suburb, in Los Angeles.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 543 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 16 freshman students enrolled. Every year 25% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $13,872, and fees were $100. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $13,872 and $100 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students543
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

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 (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Master's degree 8 49
Post-master's certificate 7 12

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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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1075 to 1208
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Considered but not 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) Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
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 $35
Graduates $100

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$508/credit
In State Students$508/credit
Out of State Students$508/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$924/credit
In State Students$924/credit
Out of State Students$924/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 $22,860 $22,860 $22,860
ADN 70 $35,560 $35,560 $35,560
BSN 125 $63,500 $63,500 $63,500
FNP 50 $46,200 $46,200 $46,200
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

No Info Available

Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science
1731 E 120th St
Los Angeles, CA 90059

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