Student Success and Progress

As a comprehensive health professions school, the majority of our graduates are required to pass national licensing examinations in order to practice in the state of California. This is a critical measure of our students’ success.

Board Exam Passage Rates:
Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam (AANPCP):
2017 Exam Year: 77% Overall Passage Rate (n=120)
2016 Exam Year: 90% Overall Passage Rate (n=152)
2015 Exam Year: 87% Overall Passage Rate (n=131)
2014 Exam Year: 93% Overall Passage Rate (n=135)
2013 Exam Year: 95% Overall Passage Rate (n=126)
2012 Exam Year: 98% Overall Passage Rate (n=111)
Nursing Licensing Exam (NCLEX) (ELM students only):
2017 Exam Year: 82.0% First Time Passage Rate (n=61)
2016 Exam Year: 78.2% First Time Passage Rate (n=55)
2015 Exam Year: 54.7% First Time Passage Rate (n=64)
2014 Exam Year: 50.0% First Time Passage Rate (n=66)
2013 Exam Year: 54.5% First Time Passage Rate (n=55)
2012 Exam Year: 100.0% First Time Passage Rate (n=16)
Radiologic Technology (ARRT- Radiography)
2017 Exam Year: 53% First Time Passage Rate (n=19)
2016 Exam Year: 70% First Time Passage Rate (n=20)
2015 Exam Year: 77% First Time Passage Rate (n=22)
2014 Exam Year: 81% First Time Passage Rate (n=16)
2013 Exam Year: 52% First Time Passage Rate (n=23)
2012 Exam Year: 81% First Time Passage Rate (n=16)
2011 Exam Year: 90% First Time Passage Rate (n=20)
2010 Exam Year: 86% First Time Passage Rate (n=21)

Post Graduation Outcomes:
In Spring 2016, the CDU Alumni Association surveyed 434 alumni who graduated in 2013-2015, and asked a number of questions relevant to the success of CDU’s educational programs.

96% of respondents reported being employed, not employed by choice, retired, or currently enrolled in a graduate education program.

90% of respondents reported that they are living/serving the CDU Mission.

88% of respondents reported they would recommend attending CDU to friends or family.

Gainful Employment Disclosure Employment Rate:

Employment rate for graduates (AY 2015-2016) one year after graduation, employed only in California, utilizing data from the California Employment Development Department.

• Post-Masters Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner: 88.6%

Note: Graduates employed in other states are not captured in this figure, so this figure is lower than the actual employment rate for graduates.

Retention and Graduation Rates
Elapsed Time to Graduation (in Years, 2011 graduating cohorts onward)

Program

Number of Graduates
2011-2016

Average Years to Graduation

Radiologic Technology (AS)

90

2.0

Biomedical Sciences (BS)

12

3.1

Urban Public Health (MPH)

70

1.9

Nursing, Entry Level (MSN)

211

1.8

Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)

365

1.3

 

Graduation Rate for Graduate Students (in less than 150% of program length)

Graduate  Program Graduation Rate (in of Program Length)by  Entry Year

Graduation Rate (<150% of Program Length), Full-time Undergraduates

Full-time Undergraduate Graduation Rate

 

First-time, Full-time, Fall Entry Undergraduate Graduation Rate

*More recent cohorts still include students who have not yet reached the 150% of program length mark (6 years for the BS degree program).

Retention Rates

Overall  Full-time Undergraduate Retention Rate to Second Year

Historically, CDU has admitted a very small number of First-time, Full-time, Fall-entry Undergraduates. Though the number has little relationship to success at CDU, it is required for reporting to IPEDS and WASC. CDU no longer enrolls first-time college students.

Overall  Full-time Undergraduate Retention Rate to Second Year