Nursing Schools in California

There are 286 nursing schools in California. This year, we evaluated 160 schools NCLEX pass rates and net prices, and our ranking system identified the following schools as the best value schools.

The calculation we used here takes into account a school's NCLEX pass rate and the net price of attendance for a student who received the average amount of financial aid. The higher the NCLEX pass rate of the program, and the lower the cost, the better the return on investment.

Learn more about our nursing schools ranking methodology here

Each school has two separate rankings. One for the RN program and one for the LPN program. Use the Filter By options to see each list. The Sort By button allows you to sort the list by school name, cost, or rank.

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Nursing Schools Best-Value Rankings


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Porterville College
Porterville, CA
Porterville College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$2,215
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 100.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Porterville College (PC) is a two-year community college that is located in Porterville, California. This school was established back in 1927 and it offers many different associate degree programs, as well as certificates. As a school, PC has a commitment to providing a top-notch education for ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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College of the Sequoias
Visalia, CA
College of the Sequoias
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$2,780
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 99.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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MiraCosta College
Oceanside, CA
MiraCosta College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$3,480
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 96.4%
RN Program Best-Value Score 98.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score 97.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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California State University - LA
Los Angeles, CA
California State University - LA
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$3,907
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 98.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

California State University of Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is a public university, located in Los Angeles, California. It was established in 1947 and it has a very large student population. With more than 25,000 students attending this university, it is one of the most popular in the state. This ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • DNP
  • Nurse Educator
  • Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Nursing Administration
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Citrus College
Glendora, CA
Citrus College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,052
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 88.4%
RN Program Best-Value Score 97.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score 96.9

Citrus College is a Los Angeles-area based community college located in Glendora, California. This two-year college is a large school that serves over 12,000 students. It was established all the way back in 1915 and it currently boasts a 100-acre campus. The campus itself has many unique ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Imperial Valley College
Imperial, CA
Imperial Valley College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$3,998
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 91.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 83.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score 97.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score 96.8

Imperial Valley College (IVC) is a college that is located in Imperial County, California. This college was founded in 1962 and it has around 7,000 students enrolled. The main campus of the college is located on a large 160-acre site in the city. This college offers many different degree ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Fresno City College
Fresno, CA
Fresno City College
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,266
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 77.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 97.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Glendale Community College
Glendale, CA
Glendale Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,293
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 91.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 97.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Glendale Community College is a popular two-year community college that is located in Glendale, California. It was originally named Glendale Junior College when it was founded in 1927. Since then, the college has undergone changes and it has turned into the large community college that it is ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • RN to BSN
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Grossmont College
El Cajon, CA
Grossmont College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,629
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 97.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Grossmont College is a two-year community college that is located in El Cajon, California. This school was established in 1961 and it serves a large student population. The school has over 18,000 students enrolled, making it a very large community college in the area. You will find many ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • RN to BSN
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Moorpark College
Moorpark, CA
Moorpark College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,293
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 93.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 97.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Moorpark College is a two-year public community college that is located in Moorpark, California. The school was established in 1967 and it currently serves well over 13,000 students. As a growing and thriving educational institution, this school has a lot to offer prospective students. There ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • RN to BSN
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Ventura College
Ventura, CA
Ventura College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,011
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 89.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 97.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Ventura College is a community college located in Ventura, California. It is a state-funded college that was established back in 1925. It was the very first college in Ventura County and it has been serving the community dutifully for many decades. Currently, this school has more than 13,000 ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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College of San Mateo
San Mateo, CA
College of San Mateo
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,384
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 79.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 96.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

The College of San Mateo is a two-year community college located in San Mateo, California. This school serves around 10,000 different students and it has many different programs. Students will be able to pursue over 70 associate's degree programs and nearly as many certificate programs. It ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Mt San Antonio College
Walnut, CA
Mt San Antonio College
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,890
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 86.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 96.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Palomar College
San Marcos, CA
Palomar College
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,812
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 91.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 96.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Palomar College is a community college that is located in San Marcos, California. This is a two-year school that was established in 1946. It is a very large school that serves over 26,000 students. The school is actually made up of one main campus, three centers, and four different education ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Allan Hancock College
Santa Maria, CA
Allan Hancock College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,560
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 81.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 96.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score 95.4

Allan Hancock College (AHC) is a public two-year community college that is located in Santa Maria, California. This community college was established all the way back in 1920 and it has a very rich history. It has a very large campus that is 105 acres, ensuring that there is ample room for the ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Butte College
Oroville, CA
Butte College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,823
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 82.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 95.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score 95.0

Butte College is a two-year public community college located in Oroville, California. This school was established in 1967 and it has over 12,000 students. The school is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. This is a very diverse school that offers excellent ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Long Beach City College
Long Beach, CA
Long Beach City College
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,526
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 91.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 79.8%
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score 94.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Southwestern College
Chula Vista, CA
Southwestern College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,850
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 87.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 84.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score 94.4

Southwestern College is a highly regarded two-year public community college that is located in Chula Vista, California. This school was founded all the way back in 1961 and it currently has more than 27,000 students enrolled in its various programs. This is a very large community college that ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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City College of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
City College of San Francisco
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,479
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 87.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 62.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score 93.1

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Shasta College
Redding, CA
Shasta College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$5,976
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 55.7%
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score 91.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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California State University-Fresno
Fresno, CA
California State University-Fresno
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$5,879
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 84.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
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California State University-Northridge
Northridge, CA
California State University-Northridge
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$5,958
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

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 ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
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Golden West College
Huntington Beach, CA
Golden West College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,010
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 91.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Sierra College
Rocklin, CA
Sierra College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,413
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 99.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Yuba College
Marysville, CA
Yuba College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,229
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 83.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Rio Hondo College
Whittier, CA
Rio Hondo College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$6,406
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 91.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 91.9%
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score 94.1

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Bakersfield College
Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield College
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$6,645
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 91.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 78.4%
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score 92.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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California State University-Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
California State University-Bakersfield
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$6,794
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 93.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN - closed in 2012
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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California State University-Stanislaus
Turlock, CA
California State University-Stanislaus
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$6,768
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 97.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
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Chabot College
Hayward, CA
Chabot College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,260
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 99.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Cypress College
Cypress, CA
Cypress College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$6,636
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 89.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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De Anza College
Cupertino, CA
De Anza College
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,404
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Merritt College
Oakland, CA
Merritt College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,540
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Monterey Peninsula College
Monterey, CA
Monterey Peninsula College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,205
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Mt San Jacinto Community College District
San Jacinto, CA
Mt San Jacinto Community College District
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,863
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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San Diego City College
San Diego, CA
San Diego City College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,360
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 89.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Santa Monica College
Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica College
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$6,688
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 93.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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College of the Siskiyous
Weed, CA
College of the Siskiyous
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,636
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 97.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score 93.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Riverside City College
Riverside, CA
Riverside City College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,462
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 97.8%
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score 93.3

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Los Medanos College
Pittsburg, CA
Los Medanos College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,042
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 86.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 85.4%
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score 92.9

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Sacramento City College
Sacramento, CA
Sacramento City College
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,758
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 89.2%
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score 92.3

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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American River College
Sacramento, CA
American River College
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,329
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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College of the Canyons
Santa Clarita, CA
College of the Canyons
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,964
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 83.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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College of the Redwoods
Eureka, CA
College of the Redwoods
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,087
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles City College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,360
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 87.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Santa Ana College
Santa Ana, CA
Santa Ana College
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$6,931
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Copper Mountain Community College
Joshua Tree, CA
Copper Mountain Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,594
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 86.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 98.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score 93.1

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Santa Rosa Junior College
Santa Rosa, CA
Santa Rosa Junior College
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,770
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 93.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 98.7%
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score 91.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Pasadena City College
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena City College
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,030
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 86.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 65.9%
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score 89.1

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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California State University-Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
California State University-Fullerton
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$8,562
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • MSN
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Contra Costa College
San Pablo, CA
Contra Costa College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,509
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 83.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Southwest College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,199
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 72.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,797
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Solano Community College
Fairfield, CA
Solano Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$7,648
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 86.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Cuesta College
San Luis Obispo, CA
Cuesta College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,418
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 100.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 81.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score 91.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score 89.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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California State University-Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
California State University-Long Beach
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$9,654
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 97.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 91.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

California State University Long Beach (CSULB) was founded in 1949 by the governor of California Earl Warren. The original campus included just two apartment buildings. The following year, the citizens of Long Beach purchased 322 acres for the new campus and enrollment grew steadily. From 1959 ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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California State University-San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA
California State University-San Bernardino
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$8,704
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 91.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Mendocino College
Ukiah, CA
Mendocino College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,224
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 96.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 91.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Saddleback College
Mission Viejo, CA
Saddleback College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,611
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 91.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Victor Valley College
Victorville, CA
Victor Valley College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,989
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 98.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 91.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Merced College
Merced, CA
Merced College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,728
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 89.7%
RN Program Best-Value Score 90.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score 89.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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California State University-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
California State University-Sacramento
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$9,841
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 90.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • MSN
  • LPN to ADN
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California State University-San Marcos
San Marcos, CA
California State University-San Marcos
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$10,454
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 90.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is part of the 23-school California State University System. Located in San Marcos, CSUSM is a public university founded in 1989. They offer 62 bachelor’s degree programs, along with 15 master’s degrees through their four colleges. The ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Los Angeles Harbor College
Wilmington, CA
Los Angeles Harbor College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,703
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 96.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 90.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Los Angeles Valley College
Valley Glen, CA
Los Angeles Valley College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,477
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 87.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 90.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Antelope Valley College
Lancaster, CA
Antelope Valley College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$9,761
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 83.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 87.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score 89.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score 89.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara City College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$11,082
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 97.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 89.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score 89.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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College of the Desert
Palm Desert, CA
College of the Desert
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,002
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 82.2%
RN Program Best-Value Score 89.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score 88.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Hartnell College
Salinas, CA
Hartnell College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,904
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 92.9%
RN Program Best-Value Score 89.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score 88.7

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • RN to BSN
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Chaffey College
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Chaffey College
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,526
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 64.4%
RN Program Best-Value Score 89.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score 84.4

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Cerritos College
Norwalk, CA
Cerritos College
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,210
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 86.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 89.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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El Camino College-Compton Center
Compton, CA
El Camino College-Compton Center
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,096
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 72.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 89.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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El Camino Community College District
Torrance, CA
El Camino Community College District
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,623
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 90.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 89.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Los Angeles Pierce College
Woodland Hills, CA
Los Angeles Pierce College
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,583
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 82.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 89.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
  • ADN
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Modesto Junior College
Modesto, CA
Modesto Junior College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$10,194
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 89.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 89.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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San Bernardino Valley College
San Bernardino, CA
San Bernardino Valley College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,233
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 78.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 89.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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West Hills College-Lemoore
Lemoore, CA
West Hills College-Lemoore
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,088
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 82.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 89.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Gavilan College
Gilroy, CA
Gavilan College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,124
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 81.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 95.3%
RN Program Best-Value Score 88.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score 90.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Cabrillo College
Aptos, CA
Cabrillo College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,157
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 77.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 88.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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San Joaquin Delta College
Stockton, CA
San Joaquin Delta College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$11,060
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 89.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 88.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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California State University-East Bay
Hayward, CA
California State University-East Bay
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$11,425
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 86.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 87.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
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College of Marin
Kentfield, CA
College of Marin
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$12,202
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 87.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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East Los Angeles College
Monterey Park, CA
East Los Angeles College
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,465
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 67.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 87.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Mission College
Santa Clara, CA
Mission College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,236
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 69.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 90.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score 86.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score 89.3

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • ADN
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Evergreen Valley College
San Jose, CA
Evergreen Valley College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$12,956
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 90.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 86.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
San Diego State University
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$13,363
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 86.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
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California State University-Chico
Chico, CA
California State University-Chico
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$14,185
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 85.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
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Ohlone College
Fremont, CA
Ohlone College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$12,539
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 80.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 85.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
--
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
San Jose State University
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$13,906
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 90.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 85.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Napa Valley College
Napa, CA
Napa Valley College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$13,068
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 79.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 74.3%
RN Program Best-Value Score 84.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score 82.6

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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California State University-Channel Islands
Camarillo, CA
California State University-Channel Islands
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$14,834
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 84.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$13,551
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 82.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 84.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

San Francisco State University is a public university in San Francisco and part of the California State University system that includes 23-campuses. Founded in 1899 as a school for training teachers, the college has expanded over the years and now offers 118 different bachelor’s degrees ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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American University of Health Sciences
Signal Hill, CA
American University of Health Sciences
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$15,138
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 83.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, CA
Sonoma State University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$16,807
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 96.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 82.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Stanbridge University
Irvine, CA
Stanbridge University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$23,224
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 100.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 89.8%
RN Program Best-Value Score 76.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score 72.9

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
  • ADN
--
San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia
Visalia, CA
San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$19,587
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 79.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 85.7%
RN Program Best-Value Score 74.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score 76.4

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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National University
La Jolla, CA
National University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$23,232
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 93.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 74.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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United States University
San Diego, CA
United States University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$19,364
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 74.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 73.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • Accelerated MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Carrington College-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
Carrington College-Sacramento
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$21,348
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 78.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 89.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score 72.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score 75.1

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
--
Pacific Union College
Angwin, CA
Pacific Union College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$22,327
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 84.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 72.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
--
Concordia University-Irvine
Irvine, CA
Concordia University-Irvine
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$25,094
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 71.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Concordia University Irvine is a private Christian university founded in 1976. It is a smaller college, with a total enrollment of 1,918. However, it is part of the larger Concordia University System, which includes eight other colleges. The university offers 20 undergraduate programs and 50 ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
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Simpson University
Redding, CA
Simpson University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$27,613
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 97.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 70.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
--
California Baptist University
Riverside, CA
California Baptist University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$25,714
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 84.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 68.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

California Baptist University (CBU) was founded in 1950 and is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. The original campus was in El Monte, California. While only 120 students enrolled the first year, the university soon outgrew its buildings. The university relocated to Riverside and ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Career Networks Institute
Orange, CA
Career Networks Institute
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$25,621
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 77.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 67.9%
RN Program Best-Value Score 65.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score 60.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
--
Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, CA
Azusa Pacific University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$28,784
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 84.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 64.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Azusa Pacific University (APU) is a private interdenominational Christian university in Azusa, California. It was founded in 1899 and, in 2017, it ranked as one of the top US universities. The main campus is about 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, with five other campuses throughout Southern ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
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Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego, CA
Point Loma Nazarene University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$31,349
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 85.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 61.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • RN to MSN
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Mount Saint Mary's University
Los Angeles, CA
Mount Saint Mary's University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$28,910
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 74.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 59.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Mount Saint Mary’s University (MSMU) is a private Catholic university founded in 1925. It was originally established primarily for female students and continues to enroll mostly women. In fact, about 95% of undergrad students are female. The school has expanded over the years and now ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • MSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • RN to MSN
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Biola University
La Mirada, CA
Biola University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$33,206
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 83.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 57.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
--
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
University of San Francisco
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$35,270
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 57.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • BSN to DNP
--
Dominican University of California
San Rafael, CA
Dominican University of California
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$34,694
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 82.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 55.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • MSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • RN to MSN
--
West Coast University-Los Angeles
North Hollywood, CA
West Coast University-Los Angeles
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$39,031
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 89.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 52.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • LPN to BSN
  • MSN
--
Unitek College
Fremont, CA
Unitek College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$39,704
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 73.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 73.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 41.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score 41.3

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
--
Hacienda La Puente Adult Education
La Puente, CA
Hacienda La Puente Adult Education
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$1,623
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 80.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 100.0

Hacienda La Puente Adult Education is an educational institution that is located in La Puente, California. This is an institution that helps people of all walks of life to continue their education. Those who are looking for new career opportunities will find various appealing options at this ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • CNA
  • LPN to ADN
--
Downey Adult School
Downey, CA
Downey Adult School
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$3,460
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 67.9%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 97.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Charles A Jones Career and Education Center
Sacramento, CA
Charles A Jones Career and Education Center
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,857
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 77.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 90.9

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Cerro Coso Community College
Ridgecrest, CA
Cerro Coso Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,721
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 86.9%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 88.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Palo Verde College
Blythe, CA
Palo Verde College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,627
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 82.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 87.7

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Feather River Community College District
Quincy, CA
Feather River Community College District
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$11,088
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 76.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 86.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria
Santa Maria, CA
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$15,789
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 98.7%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 83.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Homestead Schools
Torrance, CA
Homestead Schools
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$12,885
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 73.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 82.6

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Angeles College
Los Angeles, CA
Angeles College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$11,834
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 60.7%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 81.1

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Xavier College School of Nursing
Stockton, CA
Xavier College School of Nursing
Student Population
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$16,272
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 90.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 81.7

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
--
Clovis Adult Education
Clovis, CA
Clovis Adult Education
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Public
Net price$15,885
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 83.8%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 80.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • CNA
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
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Beaumont Adult School
Beaumont, CA
Beaumont Adult School
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Public
Net price$19,961
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 94.2%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 78.1

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
California Nurses Educational Institute
Palm Springs, CA
California Nurses Educational Institute
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$15,203
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 71.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 78.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Career Development Institute Inc
Los Angeles, CA
Career Development Institute Inc
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$20,116
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 95.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 78.1

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Pacific College
Costa Mesa, CA
Pacific College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$16,541
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 78.8%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 78.7

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
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Santa Barbara Business College-Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Santa Barbara Business College-Bakersfield
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$14,481
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 66.2%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 78.1

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Healthcare Career College
Paramount, CA
Healthcare Career College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$18,413
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 72.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 74.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
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American Career College-Anaheim
Anaheim, CA
American Career College-Anaheim
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$22,267
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 87.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 73.3

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Concorde Career College-San Diego
San Diego, CA
Concorde Career College-San Diego
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$22,105
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 85.4%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 73.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Premiere Career College
Irwindale, CA
Premiere Career College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$19,598
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 72.8%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 72.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Carrington College-San Jose
San Jose, CA
Carrington College-San Jose
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$18,360
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 61.2%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 69.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Concorde Career College-San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA
Concorde Career College-San Bernardino
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$22,585
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 77.7%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 69.7

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Concorde Career College-North Hollywood
North Hollywood, CA
Concorde Career College-North Hollywood
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$25,336
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 84.3%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 68.3

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Marian Health Careers Center-Van Nuys Campus
Van Nuys, CA
Marian Health Careers Center-Van Nuys Campus
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$24,831
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 83.3%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 68.7

Programs offered

  • LPN
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North-West College-Glendale
Glendale, CA
North-West College-Glendale
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$26,734
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 89.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 68.3

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts
San Mateo, CA
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$23,049
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 73.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 67.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Lassen Community College
Susanville, CA
Lassen Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$11,153
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 33.4%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 67.9

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Summit College
Colton, CA
Summit College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$23,215
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 75.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 67.9

Programs offered

  • LPN
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American Career College-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
American Career College-Los Angeles
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$21,760
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 67.7%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 66.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Blake Austin College
Vacaville, CA
Blake Austin College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$25,363
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 78.9%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 66.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Career Care Institute
Lancaster, CA
Career Care Institute
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$23,210
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 73.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 66.7

Programs offered

  • LPN
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North-West College-Riverside
Riverside, CA
North-West College-Riverside
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$24,728
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 78.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 66.6

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Medical Allied Career Center
Santa Fe Springs, CA
Medical Allied Career Center
Student Population
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$27,205
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 85.3%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 66.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Angeles Institute
ARTESIA, CA
Angeles Institute
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$20,116
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 60.3%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 65.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
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University of Antelope Valley
Lancaster, CA
University of Antelope Valley
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$24,889
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 76.8%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 65.9

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • RN to BSN
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Marian Health Careers Center-Los Angeles Campus
Los Angeles, CA
Marian Health Careers Center-Los Angeles Campus
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$22,680
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 66.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 64.1

Programs offered

  • LPN
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High Desert Medical College
Lancaster, CA
High Desert Medical College
Student Population
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$25,873
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 74.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 63.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Advanced College
South Gate, CA
Advanced College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$22,596
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 62.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 62.3

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Concorde Career College-Garden Grove
Garden Grove, CA
Concorde Career College-Garden Grove
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$26,385
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 72.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 61.6

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Glendale Career College
Glendale, CA
Glendale Career College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$22,139
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 60.3%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 61.7

Programs offered

  • LPN
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American Career College-Ontario
Ontario, CA
American Career College-Ontario
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$29,398
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 76.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 59.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
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North-West College-Pasadena
Pasadena, CA
North-West College-Pasadena
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$25,841
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 66.2%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 58.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
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West Coast Ultrasound Institute
Beverly Hills, CA
West Coast Ultrasound Institute
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$27,560
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 68.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 57.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
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North-West College-West Covina
West Covina, CA
North-West College-West Covina
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$23,857
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 56.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 55.4

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Integrity College of Health
Pasadena, CA
Integrity College of Health
Student Population
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$31,870
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 70.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 51.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
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American Medical Sciences Center
Glendale, CA
American Medical Sciences Center
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$24,912
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 52.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 50.1

Programs offered

  • LPN
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North-West College-Pomona
Pomona, CA
North-West College-Pomona
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$27,025
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 53.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 46.1

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Casa Loma College-Van Nuys
Van Nuys, CA
Casa Loma College-Van Nuys
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$24,787
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 47.8%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 45.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education
Baldwin Park, CA
Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Public
Net price$2,752
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
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California Career College
Canoga Park, CA
California Career College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
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California College San Diego
San Diego, CA
California College San Diego
Student Population
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$26,739
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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California State University-Dominguez Hills
Carson, CA
California State University-Dominguez Hills
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$4,957
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • Accelerated MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Carrington College-San Leandro
San Leandro, CA
Carrington College-San Leandro
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$22,017
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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CBD College
Los Angeles, CA
CBD College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$23,095
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
--
CES College
Burbank, CA
CES College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$21,638
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science
Los Angeles, CA
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Franklin Career Colleges, Inc. - Ontario
Ontario, CA
Franklin Career Colleges, Inc. - Ontario
Student Population
College Type 4-year Public
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Fresno Pacific University
Fresno, CA
Fresno Pacific University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$14,235
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Holy Names University
Oakland, CA
Holy Names University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$21,890
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
--
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA
Humboldt State University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$14,140
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN - closed in 2012
  • LPN to BSN - closed in 2012
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Institute of Medical Education
San Jose, CA
Institute of Medical Education
Student Population
College Type 2-year Public
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Institute of Technology
Clovis, CA
Institute of Technology
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$20,014
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA
Loma Linda University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Loma Linda University is a private university offering more than 100 programs to undergrads and grads. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church and part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system. The ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • LPN to BSN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • PhD
--
Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
--
Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center
Los Angeles, CA
Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center
Student Population
College Type 4-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Palladium Technical Academy
Temple City, CA
Palladium Technical Academy
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$16,757
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Reedley College
Reedley, CA
Reedley College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$3,653
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Reedley College (RC) is a two-year community college that is located in Reedley, California. This school was established in 1926 and it is a public institution with around 13,000 students enrolled. Reedley provides a clear pathway for students to gain the necessary skills to become true ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • CNA
  • LPN to ADN
--
Saint Mary's College of California
Moraga, CA
Saint Mary's College of California
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$33,414
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN - closed in 2013
--
Samuel Merritt University
Oakland, CA
Samuel Merritt University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Samuel Merritt University (SMU) was founded in 1909 as a private, non-profit hospital school of nursing. The campus is located within the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland. SMU is a health sciences university with a focus on nursing programs. Nursing degrees are available for both ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
--
San Diego State University - Imperial Valley Campus
Calexico, CA
San Diego State University - Imperial Valley Campus
Student Population
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
--
American Career College-Lynwood
Lynwood, CA
American Career College-Lynwood
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$22,749
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Trinity School of Health and Allied Sciences
Torrance, CA
Trinity School of Health and Allied Sciences
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
University of California-Davis
Davis, CA
University of California-Davis
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$16,446
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
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University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA
University of California-Irvine
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$13,944
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
--
University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
University of California-Los Angeles
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$14,760
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • LPN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
--
University of California-San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
University of California-San Francisco
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Public
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
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University of Phoenix-California
Costa Mesa, CA
University of Phoenix-California
Student Population
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$15,460
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • MSN
  • DNP
--
University of Phoenix - Central Valley Campus
Fresno, CA
University of Phoenix - Central Valley Campus
Student Population
College Type Less than two year Public
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • MSN
  • DNP
--
University of Phoenix - Sacramento Valley Campus
Sacramento, CA
University of Phoenix - Sacramento Valley Campus
Student Population
College Type Less than two year Public
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • MSN
  • DNP
--
University of Phoenix - San Diego Campus
San Diego, CA
University of Phoenix - San Diego Campus
Student Population
College Type Less than two year Public
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • MSN
  • DNP
--
University of Phoenix - Southern California Campus
Costa Mesa, CA
University of Phoenix - Southern California Campus
Student Population
College Type Less than two year Public
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • MSN
  • DNP
--
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
University of San Diego
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$38,592
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • BSN
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • BSN to DNP
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
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Valley College of Medical Careers
West Hills, CA
Valley College of Medical Careers
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$22,959
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Vanguard University of Southern California
Costa Mesa, CA
Vanguard University of Southern California
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$21,611
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
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West Coast University-Ontario
Ontario, CA
West Coast University-Ontario
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$38,904
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • BSN
  • ADN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
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West Coast University-Orange County
Anaheim, CA
West Coast University-Orange County
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$39,095
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA
Western University of Health Sciences
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
--
San Joaquin Valley College - Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
San Joaquin Valley College - Bakersfield
Student Population
College Type 2-year Public
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
  • LPN
--
Ashford University
San Diego, CA
Ashford University
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$18,469
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Brandman University
Irvine, CA
Brandman University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$26,055
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • DNP
  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • BSN to DNP
--
California State University-Monterey Bay
Seaside, CA
California State University-Monterey Bay
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$11,233
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
--
Carrington College-Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill, CA
Carrington College-Pleasant Hill
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$19,987
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
--
Walter Jay M.D. Institute
Los Angeles, CA
Walter Jay M.D. Institute
Student Population
College Type 4-year Public
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
San Joaquin Valley College - Rancho Cordova
Rancho Cordova, CA
San Joaquin Valley College - Rancho Cordova
Student Population
College Type 2-year Public
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
--
Carrington College-Stockton
Stockton, CA
Carrington College-Stockton
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$18,575
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
--
Carrington College-Citrus Heights
Citrus Heights, CA
Carrington College-Citrus Heights
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$19,941
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
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National Career College
Panorama City, CA
National Career College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$17,391
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Touro University California
Vallejo, CA
Touro University California
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to MSN
--
Lynwood Community Adult School
Lynwood, CA
Lynwood Community Adult School
Student Population
College Type Less than two year Public
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program
Redlands, CA
Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Public
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
El Monte - Rosemead Adult School
El Monte, CA
El Monte - Rosemead Adult School
Student Population
College Type Less than two year Public
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Career Care Institute - Ventura
Ventura, CA
Career Care Institute - Ventura

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Casa Loma College - Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Casa Loma College - Hawthorne

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Four - D College - Victorville
Victorville, CA
Four - D College - Victorville

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - Concord
Concord, CA
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - Concord

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Summit College - Anaheim
Anaheim, CA
Summit College - Anaheim

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
United Education Institute - Chula Vista Campus
Chula Vista, CA
United Education Institute - Chula Vista Campus

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Bakersfield Adult School
Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield Adult School

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Annenberg School of Nursing
Reseda, CA
Annenberg School of Nursing
Student Population
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Anderson Medical Career College
North Hollywood, CA
Anderson Medical Career College

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Advanced Computing Institute
Los Angeles, CA
Advanced Computing Institute
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$15,189
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Advanced Pro Nursing Institute
Hayward, CA
Advanced Pro Nursing Institute

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Allied Medical & Health Services, Inc.
Glendale, CA
Allied Medical & Health Services, Inc.

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
American Career College - Orange County
Anaheim, CA
American Career College - Orange County

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
American College of Nursing, LLC
Concord, CA
American College of Nursing, LLC

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Feather River Community College - Fall River Mills
Fall River Mills, CA
Feather River Community College - Fall River Mills

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Fresno Adult School
Fresno, CA
Fresno Adult School

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - Fresno
Fresno, CA
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - Fresno

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - Modesto
Modesto, CA
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - Modesto

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Hanford Adult School
Hanford, CA
Hanford Adult School

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Healthcare College of California
Stockton, CA
Healthcare College of California

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Institute of Medical Education - Oakland
Oakland, CA
Institute of Medical Education - Oakland

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Joseph's School of Nursing
Lancaster, CA
Joseph's School of Nursing

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Lompoc Unified Adult Education
Lompco, CA
Lompoc Unified Adult Education

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Los Angeles Unified School District - Locke Community Adult School
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Unified School District - Locke Community Adult School

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Medical Career Institute
South El Monte, CA
Medical Career Institute

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
NCP College - Hayward
Hayward, CA
NCP College - Hayward

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
NCP College - South San Francisco
South San Francisco, CA
NCP College - South San Francisco

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Nightingale School of Nursing
San Leandro, CA
Nightingale School of Nursing

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
North Orange County ROP
Anaheim, CA
North Orange County ROP

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Oikos University
Oakland, CA
Oikos University

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Oxman College
San Francisco, CA
Oxman College

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Preferred College of Nursing - Carson
Long Beach, CA
Preferred College of Nursing - Carson

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Preferred College of Nursing - Van Nuys
Van Nuys, CA
Preferred College of Nursing - Van Nuys

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Prime Career College
Vallejo,, CA
Prime Career College

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Professional Medical Careers Institute
Westlake Village, CA
Professional Medical Careers Institute

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Salinas Adult School
Salinas, CA
Salinas Adult School

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Santa Barbara Business College - Rancho Mirage
Rancho Mirage, CA
Santa Barbara Business College - Rancho Mirage

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Sierra Pacific College
Redlands, CA
Sierra Pacific College

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Soledad Adult School/Mission Trails ROP
Soledad, CA
Soledad Adult School/Mission Trails ROP

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Southern California Medical College
Bakersfield, CA
Southern California Medical College

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
St. Francis Career College - San Jose
San Jose, CA
St. Francis Career College - San Jose

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
St. Jude Healthcare Education Center
Glendale, CA
St. Jude Healthcare Education Center

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Stanton University, Garden Grove
Garden Grove, CA
Stanton University, Garden Grove

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Tri-County ROP
Yuba City, CA
Tri-County ROP

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Tulare Adult School
Tulare, CA
Tulare Adult School

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Ukiah Adult School
Ukiah, CA
Ukiah Adult School

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
United Education International College (UEI), San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA
United Education International College (UEI), San Bernardino

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Unitek College - Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
Unitek College - Sacramento

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Unitek College - Santa Clara
Santa Clara, CA
Unitek College - Santa Clara

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Valley School of Allied Health
Reseda, CA
Valley School of Allied Health

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Visalia Adult School
Visalia, CA
Visalia Adult School

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
WestMed College-Merced
Merced, CA
WestMed College-Merced

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
WestMed College-San Jose
San Jose, CA
WestMed College-San Jose

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
YWCA Los Angeles Job Corps Center
Los Angeles, CA
YWCA Los Angeles Job Corps Center

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Eastern Sierra College Center
Bishop, CA
Eastern Sierra College Center

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Dinuba Adult School
Dinuba, CA
Dinuba Adult School

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Curam College of Nursing
Sacramento, CA
Curam College of Nursing

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Community Based Education and Development
Los Angeles, CA
Community Based Education and Development

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
College of the Redwoods - Del Norte
Crescent City, CA
College of the Redwoods - Del Norte

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
College of Nursing and Technology
Reseda, CA
College of Nursing and Technology

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
College of Medical Arts
Sacramento, CA
College of Medical Arts

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Coast Health Career College
Anaheim, CA
Coast Health Career College

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Center of Education and Technology VN Program
Los Angeles, CA
Center of Education and Technology VN Program

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Career Colleges of America - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Career Colleges of America - Los Angeles

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Career Care Institute, Moreno Valley
Moreno Valley, CA
Career Care Institute, Moreno Valley

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Career Care Institute - Lancaster
Lancaster, CA
Career Care Institute - Lancaster

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
California Nurses And Vocational Institute
San Francisco, CA
California Nurses And Vocational Institute

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
California Career Institute
Garden Grove, CA
California Career Institute
Student Population
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Boston Reed/Martinez Adult Education Center
Martinez, CA
Boston Reed/Martinez Adult Education Center

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Baldy View ROP
Ontario, CA
Baldy View ROP

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Bay Area College of Nursing, Inc.
Palo Alto, CA
Bay Area College of Nursing, Inc.

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Bay Area College of Nursing, Inc. Daly City
Daly City, CA
Bay Area College of Nursing, Inc. Daly City

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
Bethesda University of California
Anaheim, CA
Bethesda University of California

Programs offered

  • LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

Career Colleges of America - South Gate (Closed in 2014)
LPN
Carrington College California - Antioch (Closed in 2019)
LPN LPN to ADN
Central Nursing College (Closed in 2014)
LPN
Charter College-Canyon Country (Closed in 2016)
LPN
Everest College - Anaheim (Closed in 2015)
LPN
Everest College - Ontario Metro (Closed in 2015)
ADN
Four - D College (Closed in 2015)
LPN
Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys (Closed in 2018)
LPN
Brightwood College-Sacramento (Closed in 2019)
LPN
Brightwood College-San Diego (Closed in 2019)
LPN ADN
Kaplan College - Stockton (Closed in 2013)
LPN
Brightwood College-Vista (Closed in 2019)
LPN
Preferred College of Nursing - Los Angeles (Closed in 2015)
LPN
Twin Rivers Adult School (Closed in 2014)
LPN
InterCoast Career Institute-South Portland (Closed in 2016)
LPN
ITT Technical Institute-Rancho Cordova (Closed in 2016)
ADN
Everest College - Alhambra (Closed in 2015)
LPN
Brightwood College-Modesto (Closed in 2019)
LPN
Carrington College California - Emeryville (Closed in 2013)
LPN to ADN
CIT College of InfoMedical Technology (Closed in 2011)
LPN
Brightwood College-Bakersfield (Closed in 2018)
LPN
Brightwood College-Chula Vista (Closed in 2018)
LPN

California's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


California's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


California Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 282,290 16.908 $48 $100,730
Nurse Anesthetists 1,460 0.087 $95 $197,720
Nurse Midwives 720 0.043 $64 $133,080
Nurse Practitioners 13,570 0.813 $59 $122,840
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 66,350 3.974 $26 $53,610
Nursing Assistants 98,570 5.904 $15 $30,870
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey