Holy Names University

Oakland, CA 94619

Holy Names University is a privately run, not for profit institution, located in Oakland, California. It offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 974 and 472 students were accepted.

Holy Names University in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $36,574 and fees $500. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $36,574 and $500 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio6:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate74%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. RN to BSN
  2. LPN to BSN
  3. MSN

    The Holy Names Nursing program offers a Master of Science in nursing with an option in education for students seeking to pursue positions as a clinical faculty. The MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

    The program offers classes once a month between Thursday and Sunday to allow students to complete the 36 units required for the program. Sixteen of the units for the program are designated for core courses that are required for all MSN students and 20 units for students enrolled in the clinical faculty track. The program generally takes two years to complete.

    Admission Requirements:

    1. A Bachelor of Science from an accredited college or university
    2. Official transcripts for all coursework completed at an institution of higher education
    3. A minimum of 2.7 average for the undergraduate coursework and 3.0 or higher for any graduate level coursework
    4. Current, valid and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse
    5. Two academic or professional letters of recommendation
    6. An essay describing professional and/or personal goals

    Specific courses and prerequisite examinations may be required for specific graduate tracks. Applicants who are deemed to be insufficiently prepared may be required to sit for special examinations to meet undergraduate prerequisites.  


Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Pre-Nursing Studies Bachelor's degree 0
Pre-Nursing Studies Bachelor's degree 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 36
Nursing Administration Master's degree 10
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 25
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 0
Nursing Education Master's degree 16
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other Master's degree 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 2

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Holy Names University

Samuel Merritt University
4.49 miles away
Saint Mary's College of California
5.08 miles away
University of San Francisco
14.52 miles away
Touro University California
19.95 miles away
Dominican University of California
21.64 miles away
Pacific Union College
55.14 miles away
Fresno Pacific University
154.01 miles away
Simpson University
194.22 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
01/01/1949 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/28/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/12/1999 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading402 to 490
SAT: Math420 to 500
ACT Composite16 to 19
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 Neither required nor 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

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$15,696
30k to 48k$20,084
48k to 75k$23,458
75k to 110k$23,860
Over 110k$25,069
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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619

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