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 LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeLarge
Student to Faculty Ratio26:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 17 78
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.7%

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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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT910 to 1120
ACT17 to 22
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, 85% of California State University-Northridge's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 62% $4,967
Other Federal Grant 13% $599
State Grant & Scholarships 73% $2,267
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 57% $5,574
Federal Student Loans 32% $4,473
Private Loans 1% $8,576


Average Net Price/year
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$3,181
$30,001 to $48,000$4,387
$48,001 to $75,000$8,865
$75,001 to $110,000$13,225
Over $110,000$15,220

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
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-Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 91330

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