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Best Nursing Colleges in California

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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Nursing degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 230 Nursing schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Nursing Colleges in California for 2019

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 3 Nursing Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 16 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 16 Master's degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
2 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

University of California-Los Angeles offers 6 Nursing Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 243 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 181 Master's degrees, 54 Bachelor's degrees, and 8 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 88 Reviews
3 University of California-Davis Davis, CA

University of California-Davis offers 4 Nursing Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 65 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 31 Master's degrees, 31 Certificates degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 92 Reviews
4 University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA

University of California-Irvine offers 4 Nursing Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 57 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 42 Bachelor's degrees, and 15 Master's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
5 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA

University of San Francisco offers 7 Nursing Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 373 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 184 Bachelor's degrees, 158 Master's degrees, 31 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
6 University of San Diego San Diego, CA

University of San Diego offers 6 Nursing Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 149 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 106 Master's degrees, 43 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
7 San Diego State University San Diego, CA

San Diego State University offers 3 Nursing Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 227 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 197 Bachelor's degrees, and 30 Master's degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
8 California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA

California State University-Long Beach offers 5 Nursing Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 385 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 214 Bachelor's degrees, and 171 Master's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
9 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA

Point Loma Nazarene University offers 4 Nursing Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 107 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 66 Bachelor's degrees, 40 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificates degree.

Based on 20 Reviews
10 California State University-Fresno Fresno, CA

California State University-Fresno offers 4 Nursing Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 255 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 170 Bachelor's degrees, 60 Master's degrees, and 25 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
University of California-Davis University of California-Davis Davis, CA
3/5
15 : 1 35,186
University of California-Irvine University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA
3/5
17 : 1 30,836
University of San Francisco University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
5/5
15 : 1 10,797
University of San Diego University of San Diego San Diego, CA
5/5
15 : 1 8,251
San Diego State University San Diego State University San Diego, CA
2/5
31 : 1 34,254
California State University-Long Beach California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA
2/5
27 : 1 37,446
Point Loma Nazarene University Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
5/5
18 : 1 3,663
California State University-Fresno California State University-Fresno Fresno, CA
2/5
27 : 1 24,136
California State University-Fullerton California State University-Fullerton Fullerton, CA
2/5
30 : 1 38,948
San Francisco State University San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
2/5
28 : 1 30,256
Mount Saint Mary's University Mount Saint Mary's University Los Angeles, CA
5/5
14 : 1 3,431
San Jose State University San Jose State University San Jose, CA
2/5
31 : 1 32,773
California Baptist University California Baptist University Riverside, CA
5/5
22 : 1 8,541
California State University-Northridge California State University-Northridge Northridge, CA
2/5
32 : 1 41,548
California State University-Chico California State University-Chico Chico, CA
2/5
26 : 1 17,220
Western University of Health Sciences Western University of Health Sciences Pomona, CA 14 : 1 3,876
San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia Visalia, CA 22 : 1 5,605
Fresno Pacific University Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CA
5/5
13 : 1 3,342
California State University-Los Angeles California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
2/5
32 : 1 27,680
Career Networks Institute Career Networks Institute Orange, CA 20 : 1 616
Holy Names University Holy Names University Oakland, CA
5/5
14 : 1 1,049
American Career College-Anaheim American Career College-Anaheim Anaheim, CA 31 : 1 1,383
American Career College-Ontario American Career College-Ontario Ontario, CA 39 : 1 1,521

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