Program and Student Performance Data

Student Application and Enrollment Data, By Program

2021 Entry

  Applied Admitted Selectivity Enrolled Yield
MEPN 584 89 15% 75 84%
MS Program 224 88 39% 79 90%
Nursing PhD 24 17 71% 11 65%
Sociology PhD 39 8 21% 4 50%
Doctor of Nursing Practice  20 18 90% 17 94%

2020 Entry

  Applied Admitted Selectivity Enrolled Yield
MEPN 554 84 15% 75 89%
MS Program 175 93 53% 78 84%
Nursing PhD 31 14 45% 11 79%
Sociology PhD 35 9 26% 6 67%
Doctor of Nursing Practice  16 12 75% 11 92%

2019 Entry

  Applied Admitted Selectivity Enrolled Yield
MEPN (pre-licensure year) 388 88 23% 78 89%
Masters Program 172 111 65% 89 80%
Nursing PhD 17 11 65% 9 82%
Sociology PhD 33 8 24% 4 50%
Doctor of Nursing Practice 16 12 75% 10 83%

 

Student Demographics, Across All Programs (October 2021)

Total Number of Students 574
Gender  
Female 85%
Male 14%
Other gender or declined to state <1%
Self-Identified Race and Ethnicity*  
African American 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 27%
Hispanic/Latinx 20%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 0%
White 47%
Multiracial (2 or more ethnic groups selected by applicant) 10%
Underrepresented Ethnic Minority** 43%
First Generation ***  
First generation college graduate 37%
Residency  
California resident  76%
Non-California U.S. resident 21%
International Students 3%

* As selected on UCSF application. Applicants may choose multiple race/ethnic groups.

** Underrepresented minority for graduate nursing education includes: Black/African American, Latinx/Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, East Indian/Pakistani/South Asian, Filipino, Vietnamese, Thai, Hmong, Other Southeast Asian ethnicity/nationality. Individuals are considered URM if they selected at least one of the above groups.

*** Individual who is (or has a sibling who is) the first in the family to graduate from a four-year college.

Graduation Rates

Master's Entry Program in Nursing-Master of Science

Entering Cohort 4-Year Graduation Rate Average Time To Degree
Fall 2015 92% 3.1 Years
Fall 2016 95% 3.2 Years
Fall 2017 86% 3.0 Years
Fall 2018 92% 3.0 Years

Master of Science Program

Entering Cohort 3-Year Graduation Rate Average Time to Degree
Fall 2016 96% 1.7 Years
Fall 2017 94% 1.8 Years
Fall 2018 94% 1.8 Years
Fall 2019 90% 1.8 Years

Nursing PhD

Entering Cohort 10-Year Graduation Rate Average Time to Degree
Fall 2013 80% 3.9 Years
Fall 2014 54% 4.4 Years
Fall 2015 100% 4.9 Years
Fall 2016 50% 3.4 Years

Sociology PhD

Entering Cohort 10-Year Graduation Rate Average Time to Degree
Fall 2013 40% 5.38 Years
Fall 2014 33% 4.8 Years
Fall 2015 100% 5.6 Years
Fall 2016 100% 5.5 Years

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Entering Cohort 10-Year Graduation Rate Average Time to Degree
Spring 2018 93% 7 Quarters
Spring 2019 100% 7 Quarters
Spring 2020 100% 7 Quarters

*Graduation Rate is calculated as the percent of a cohort that graduated within four years for the MEPN program, three years for MS program and 10 years for PhD program. (Data source: UCSF Registrar Student Academic Affairs Portal)

 

MEPN Students Passing NCLEX-RN® Licensure Examinations

Year Number of Test Takers Passed First Time Overall Pass Rate
2020 75 87% 89%
2019 72 96% 97%
2018 65 93% 99%

National Certification Examination Results

Year Number of Test Takers Number of First-Time Test Takers Pass Rate Overall Pass Rate for First-Time Test Takers
2020 158 154 92% 93%
2019 145 119 92% 92%
2018 166 144 90% 88%

 

Employment Data

PhD Nursing, 19 graduates in AY 2018-2019

  • Employed 93%
  • Employed/In Postdoc in California: 100%

Doctor of Nursing Practice, 13 alumni survey respondents, Class of AY 2019-2020

  • Employed 85%
  • Employed/In Postdoc in California: 91%

PhD Sociology, 5 graduates in AY 2019-2020

  • Employed: 80%
  • Employed/In Postdoc in California: 50%

Master of Science Program, Class of AY 2019-2020 graduates (76 alumni survey respondents)

  • Employed: 89%
  • Employed in California: 84%
  • Employed in primary care: 37%
  • Employed in health professions shortage area: 29%
  • Employed in master's specialty: 66%

*Data above does not include the MS Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership Program.

Updated January 2022