Unhealthy Air Quality

Due to unhealthy air quality, all Samuel Merritt University campuses will be closed through Sunday, November 25. We plan to re-open all campuses on Monday, November 26.

BSN Program Performance

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Cohort Graduation Rates % Cohort Graduated Within 150% of Expected Time  
2015-2016 Cohort 92%  
2014-2015 Cohort 94%  
2013-2014 Cohort 90%  
2012-2013 Cohort 90%  
First-Year Retention Rates % Cohort Still Enrolled Following Academic Year  
2016-2017 Cohort 100%  
2015-2016 Cohort 97%  
2014-2015 Cohort 98%  
Licensure Pass Rates (First-Time Takers Only)  
2017 Pass Rate (NCLEX)* 88%  
2016 Pass Rate (NCLEX) 85%  
2015 Pass Rate (NCLEX) 83%  
*First three quarters of 2017 only. Complete 2017 results available March 2018.       
Employment Rate in the Profession**
  Within 6 months of graduation Within 1 year of graduation
2015-2016 graduating class 67% 95%
2014-2015 graduating class 58% 96%
2013-2014 graduating class 43% 97%
** Employment data only includes graduates who responded to SMU Alumni Survey; employment rate not necessarily representative of graduates who did not respond to SMU Alumni Survey

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