Dominican University of California

San Rafael, CA 94901

Dominican University of California is a privately run, not for profit institution, located in San Rafael, California. It offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 2049 and 1593 students were accepted.

Dominican University of California in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $42,950 and fees $450. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $42,950 and $450 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio9:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate86%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. LPN to BSN
  3. LPN to ADN
  4. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)

    The Dominican University Master of Science in nursing focuses on the Clinical Nurse Leader specialty to offer advanced education for the nurses working at the point of care.

    The MSN program is a 32 credit program designed for students with a BSN degree. The program offers a flexible schedule with classes meeting just once a week on a week day and opportunities for international clinical experience.

    Graduates from the MSN program are eligible to apply for national certification as Clinical Nurse Leader by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

    Admission Requirements

    1. Application for admission
    2. Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university
    3. Official transcripts for baccalaureate coursework (as well as graduate level coursework if applicable)
    4. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 for the last 60 units of college work
    5. Two professional or academic recommendations
    6. Resume
    7. A written statement describing professional and personal goals in pursuing a graduate degree
    8. Current, valid and unencumbered California license to practice as a Registered Nurse
    9. Interview with the admission committee (as required)
    10. Meet all requirements for prerequisite courses (including Basic Statistics and Nursing Research taken within the last 5 year with a ‘B’ minimum)

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 84

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Dominican University of California

University of San Francisco
14.54 miles away
Touro University California
15.36 miles away
Samuel Merritt University
17.45 miles away
Holy Names University
21.64 miles away
Saint Mary's College of California
24.23 miles away
Pacific Union College
41.17 miles away
Fresno Pacific University
175.51 miles away
Simpson University
182.07 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
03/31/1949 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2004 - 05/18/2014
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2004 - 05/18/2014



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading450 to 563
SAT: Math468 to 560
SAT: Writing470 to 550
ACT Composite21 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$25,880
30k to 48k$27,853
48k to 75k$30,366
75k to 110k$32,199
Over 110k$37,086
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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 $1,795.00 $1,795.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $929.00 $929.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901

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