Dominican University of California
San Rafael, CA 94901
Dominican University of California is one of the 138 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in California. Its campus is small in size and located in San Rafael. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.
In the 2017 fall enrollment, 242 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 208 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 86%).
Every year 72% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
Dominican University of California's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $44,240, and fees were $450. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $44,240 and $450 respectively.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Student to Faculty Ratio9:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Offered
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.
- Application for admission
- Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university
- Official transcripts for baccalaureate coursework (as well as graduate level coursework if applicable)
- A minimum grade point average of 3.0 for the last 60 units of college work
- Two professional or academic recommendations
- A written statement describing professional and personal goals in pursuing a graduate degree
- Current, valid and unencumbered California license to practice as a Registered Nurse
- Interview with the admission committee (as required)
- 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 (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
NCLEX-RN Passrate History
NCLEX-RN passrate history of Dominican University of California as reported by California state board of nursing.
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1040 to 1215|
|ACT||20 to 25|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|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|
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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$1,850|
|In State Students||$1,850|
|Out of State Students||$1,850|
|In District Students||$950|
|In State Students||$950|
|Out of State Students||$950|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of Dominican University of California's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||15%||$1,826|
|State Grant & Scholarships||32%||$7,924|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||98%||$22,237|
|Federal Student Loans||69%||$5,608|
$34,694Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$30,462|
|$30,001 to $48,000$27,520|
|$48,001 to $75,000$29,420|
|$75,001 to $110,000$33,186|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.