Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Located in Rohnert Park, California, Sonoma State University is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The institution is part of California State University that operates 10 campuses in Bakersfield, Camarillo, Chico, Carson, Hayward, Fresno, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 16487 and 12575 students were accepted.

Sonoma State University in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $5,472 and fees $1,916. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $16,632 and $1,916 respectively.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio24:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. Accelerated MSN
  2. RN to BSN
  3. Masters degrees (MSN)


    The Sonoma State University Master of Science in Nursing, program is designed to prepare advanced level nurses. The program comprises of core instruction in the basic theoretical and conceptual framework for advanced nursing practice and research.

    The MSN program offers specialization tracks in Nursing Leadership, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Management in administration, education or Clinical Nurse Leader.

    The different graduate specialties develop core theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for practice at the graduate level. The program includes foundational courses in nursing theory, health policy, nursing research, ethical practice and healthcare systems financing.

    Graduates from all tracks are eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board on Certification and Recertification.

    Admission Requirements

    1. A Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited college and university nursing program
    2. Minimum Grade point average of 3.0 for the last 60 units of undergraduate coursework
    3. Current, valid and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California
    4. Successfully complete basic college statistics and community health nursing course
    5. Two years of experience for the Family Nurse Practitioner option

    The particular tracks may have specific requirements in terms of nursing pre-requisite courses taken at the undergraduate level and may require students to show proof taking these courses or equivalent credit. 



  4. BSN

    The Sonoma State University Nursing Program is intended to prepare students who practice within a understanding of multi-cultural perspective able to develop professional leadership and who are flexible and resilient.

    The Sonoma State University nursing programs are approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, from which information about tuition, fees, and length of program may be obtained.

    The program provides the opportunity for students to learn how to employ a range of traditional techniques and technology intensive strategies.

    Courses in the running program may be taught via tele-video conferencing, real time electronic communication and other forms of interactive technology via computer inter connection for lectures, seminar discussions, small groups and self-directed and self-paced independent study and internet tools that enhance lifelong professional development.

    The nursing program collaborates with healthcare facilities in the service area to offer students clinical experience opportunities in a range of community based hospital and health care agencies.      

    For more information about the Sonoma Nursing program please attend one of the information sessions published on the official website. The information sessions offer detailed information on the nursing program, admission requirements for entrance and the application processes for prospective students. 


Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 76
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 29

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Sonoma State University

Prime Career College
27.82 miles away
Boston Reed/Martinez Adult Education Center
37.66 miles away
Oxman College
40.22 miles away
University of California-San Francisco
41.61 miles away
American College of Nursing, LLC
41.84 miles away
San Francisco State University
44.09 miles away
California Nurses And Vocational Institute
44.49 miles away
Bay Area College of Nursing, Inc. Daly City
45.7 miles away
Oikos University
48.66 miles away
Institute of Medical Education - Oakland
48.7 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
01/31/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
10/01/1991 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
06/01/1974 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading440 to 540
SAT: Math440 to 540
ACT Composite19 to 24
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$11,196
30k to 48k$13,010
48k to 75k$16,849
75k to 110k$21,644
Over 110k$23,421
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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 $0.00 $372.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $372.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing
Sonoma State University
1801 E Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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