There are 136 colleges and universities that offer registered nursing programs in California.

The College of the Sequoias offers the lowest net price at $1,354 per academic year.

The school with the highest graduation rate is the University of California-Los Angeles at 91%.

Of all states in the U.S., California employs the highest amount of RNs at 255,010.

The average salary for registered nurses in California is $71,000 or $34.14 per hour, according to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Paying Cities for Registered Nurses in California

Name of the City

Median Annual Salary

Median Monthly Salary

Median Weekly Salary

Median Hourly Salary

Anaheim

$76,161

$6,347

$1,465

$37

Antioch

$76,272

$6,356

$1,467

$37

Apple Valley

$73,082

$6,090

$1,405

$35

Bakersfield

$70,920

$5,910

$1,364

$34

Berkeley

$78,186

$6,516

$1,504

$38

Burbank

$75,521

$6,293

$1,452

$36

Carlsbad

$73,014

$6,084

$1,404

$35

Carson

$76,161

$6,347

$1,465

$37

Chico

$70,851

$5,904

$1,363

$34

Chula Vista

$73,282

$6,107

$1,409

$35

Coachella

$71,519

$5,960

$1,375

$34

Concord

$76,802

$6,400

$1,477

$37

Corona

$72,662

$6,055

$1,397

$35

Costa Mesa

$76,161

$6,347

$1,465

$37

Daly City

$84,110

$7,009

$1,618

$40

Downey

$76,161

$6,347

$1,465

$37

El Cajon

$73,282

$6,107

$1,409

$35

El Monte

$75,521

$6,293

$1,452

$36

Elk Grove

$74,818

$6,235

$1,439

$36

Escondido

$72,518

$6,043

$1,395

$35

Fairfield

$76,802

$6,400

$1,477

$37

Fontana

$72,662

$6,055

$1,397

$35

Fremont

$81,300

$6,775

$1,563

$39

Fresno

$70,210

$5,851

$1,350

$34

Fullerton

$76,161

$6,347

$1,465

$37

Garden Grove

$76,161

$6,347

$1,465

$37

Glendale

$75,521

$6,293

$1,452

$36

Hayward

$78,186

$6,516

$1,504

$38

Huntington Beach

$76,161

$6,347

$1,465

$37

Inglewood

$75,521

$6,293

$1,452

$36

Irvine

$76,161

$6,347

$1,465

$37

Lancaster

$71,980

$5,998

$1,384

$35

Lompoc

$70,155

$5,846

$1,349

$34

Long Beach

$76,161

$6,347

$1,465

$37

Los Angeles

$75,521

$6,293

$1,452

$36

Modesto

$73,131

$6,094

$1,406

$35

Monterey

$76,354

$6,363

$1,468

$37

Moreno Valley

$72,662

$6,055

$1,397

$35

Murrieta

$73,819

$6,152

$1,420

$35

Newhall

$75,521

$6,293

$1,452

$36

Norwalk

$76,161

$6,347

$1,465

$37

Oakland

$78,186

$6,516

$1,504

$38

Oceanside

$73,193

$6,099

$1,408

$35

Ontario

$72,662

$6,055

$1,397

$35

Orange

$76,161

$6,347

$1,465

$37

Oxnard

$72,945

$6,079

$1,403

$35

Palmdale

$72,449

$6,037

$1,393

$35

Pasadena

$75,521

$6,293

$1,452

$36

Petaluma

 $76,802

$6,400

$1,477

$37

Pomona

 $76,161

$6,347

$1,465

$37

Rancho Cucamonga

$72,662

$6,055

$1,397

$35

Rialto

$72,662

$6,055

$1,397

$35

Richmond

$84,110

$7,009

$1,618

$40

Riverside

$72,662

$6,055

$1,397

$35

Roseville

 $74,818

$6,235

$1,439

$36

Sacramento

$74,818

$6,235

$1,439

$36

Salinas

$76,354

$6,363

$1,468

$37

San Bernardino

$72,662

$6,055

$1,397

$35

San Diego

$73,282

$6,107

$1,409

$35

San Francisco

 $84,110

$7,009

$1,618

$40

San Jose

$81,300

$6,775

$1,563

$39

Santa Ana

$76,161

$6,347

$1,465

$37

Santa Barbara

$72,890

$6,074

$1,402

$35

Santa Clara

 $81,300

$6,775

$1,563

$39

Santa Clarita

$72,387

$6,032

$1,392

$35

Santa Cruz

$79,419

$6,618

$1,527

$38

Santa Maria

$70,065

$5,839

$1,347

$34

Santa Rosa

$76,423

$6,369

$1,470

$37

Simi Valley

$71,973

$5,998

$1,384

$35

Stockton

$74,742

$6,229

$1,437

$36

Sunnyvale

$81,300

$6,775

$1,563

$39

Temecula

$73,344

$6,112

$1,410

$35

Thousand Oaks

 $71,581

$5,965

$1,377

$34

Torrance

$76,161

$6,347

$1,465

$37

Vallejo

$76,802

$6,400

$1,477

$37

Ventura

$72,945

$6,079

$1,403

$35

Victorville

 $73,613

$6,134

$1,416

$35

Visalia

 $69,074

$5,756

$1,328

$33

West Covina

$76,161

$6,347

$1,465

$37

Source- salary.com

RN Programs in California

Name Address Website Type Graduation Rate Net Price **
Allan Hancock College 800 South College Drive, Santa Maria, California 93454-6399 www.hancockcollege.edu/ 2-year, Public 28% $5,805
American River College 4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, California 95841-4286 www.arc.losrios.edu/ 2-year, Public 25% $8,622
American University of Health Sciences 1600 East Hill St, Signal Hill, California 90755-3612 www.auhs.edu 4-year, Private for-profit NA $18,063
Angeles College 3440 Wilshire Blvd Ste 310, Los Angeles, California 90010 www.angelescollege.edu 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit 71% $10,727
Antelope Valley College 3041 West  Ave K, Lancaster, California 93536-5426 www.avc.edu 2-year, Public 29% $6,066
Azusa Pacific University 901 E Alosta, Azusa, California 91702-7000 www.apu.edu 4-year, Private not-for-profit 68% $28,340
Bakersfield College 1801 Panorama Dr, Bakersfield, California 93305-1299 www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/ 2-year, Public 20% $4,412
Biola University 13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, California 90639-0001 www.biola.edu 4-year, Private not-for-profit 70% $32,607
Brandman University 16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, California 92618 www.brandman.edu/ 4-year, Private not-for-profit NA $12,504
Brightwood College-San Diego 9055 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, California 92123 www.brightwood.edu/san-diego-ca/ 2-year, Private for-profit 79% $24,422
Butte College 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, California 95965-8399 www.butte.edu 2-year, Public 33% $5,934
Cabrillo College 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, California 95003 www.cabrillo.edu 2-year, Public 26% $9,680
California Baptist University 8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, California 92504-3297 www.calbaptist.edu 4-year, Private not-for-profit 60% $26,548
California College San Diego 6602 Convoy Court Ste 100, San Diego, California 92111 www.cc-sd.edu 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profit 32% $25,337
California State University-Bakersfield 9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, California 93311-1099 www.csub.edu 4-year, Public 39% $6,376
California State University-Channel Islands One University Dr, Camarillo, California 93012 www.csuci.edu 4-year, Public 57% $13,364
California State University-Chico First and Normal Sts, Chico, California 95929-0150 www.csuchico.edu 4-year, Public 64% $13,583
California State University-Dominguez Hills 1000 E Victoria St, Carson, California 90747-0005 www.csudh.edu 4-year, Public 35% $3,764
California State University-East Bay 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, California 94542 www.csueastbay.edu 4-year, Public 45% $10,131
California State University-Fresno 5241 N Maple Ave, Fresno, California 93740 www.csufresno.edu 4-year, Public 58% $6,846
California State University-Fullerton 800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, California 92831-3599 www.fullerton.edu 4-year, Public 62% $7,915
California State University-Long Beach 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California 90840-0115 www.csulb.edu 4-year, Public 67% $9,597
California State University-Los Angeles 5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, California 90032 www.calstatela.edu 4-year, Public 45% $3,160
California State University-Monterey Bay 100 Campus Center, Seaside, California 93955-8001 www.csumb.edu 4-year, Public 53% $10,913
California State University-Northridge 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, California 91330 www.csun.edu 4-year, Public 50% $7,075
California State University-Sacramento 6000 J St, Sacramento, California 95819-2694 www.csus.edu 4-year, Public 46% $8,956
California State University-San Bernardino 5500 University Pky, San Bernardino, California 92407-2397 www.csusb.edu 4-year, Public 52% $6,984
California State University-San Marcos 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, California 92096-0001 www.csusm.edu 4-year, Public 51% $10,543
California State University-Stanislaus One University Circle, Turlock, California 95382-0299 www.csustan.edu 4-year, Public 55% $7,387
Career Networks Institute 702 W Town and Country Rd, Orange, California 92868-4710 www.cnicollege.edu 2-year, Private for-profit 64% $30,968
Carrington College-Sacramento 8909 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, California 95826 www.carrington.edu 2-year, Private for-profit 49% NA
Cerritos College 11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, California 90650-6298 www.cerritos.edu 2-year, Public 26% $9,670
Chabot College 25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, California 94545 www.chabotcollege.edu 2-year, Public 29% $6,811
Chaffey College 5885 Haven Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, California 91737-3002 www.chaffey.edu 2-year, Public 23% $10,076
Citrus College 1000 W Foothill Blvd, Glendora, California 91741-1899 www.citruscollege.edu 2-year, Public 38% $4,694
City College of San Francisco 50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, California 94112-1898 www.ccsf.edu 2-year, Public 32% $4,849
College of Marin 835 College Ave, Kentfield, California 94904-2590 www.marin.edu 2-year, Public 26% $9,781
College of San Mateo 1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, California 94402-3784 www.collegeofsanmateo.edu 2-year, Public 21% $4,800
College of the Canyons 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, California 91355-1899 www.canyons.edu 2-year, Public 34% $6,904
College of the Desert 43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, California 92260 collegeofthedesert.edu 2-year, Public 29% $9,323
College of the Redwoods 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd, Eureka, California 95501-9300 www.redwoods.edu 2-year, Public 7% $6,266
College of the Sequoias 915 S. Mooney Blvd, Visalia, California 93277-2214 www.cos.edu 2-year, Public 26% $1,354
College of the Siskiyous 800 College Ave, Weed, California 96094-2899 www.siskiyous.edu 2-year, Public 19% $8,303
Concordia University-Irvine 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, California 92612-3203 www.cui.edu 4-year, Private not-for-profit 61% $26,643
Contra Costa College 2600 Mission Bell Dr, San Pablo, California 94806-3195 www.contracosta.edu 2-year, Public 25% $8,142
Copper Mountain Community College 6162 Rotary Way, Joshua Tree, California 92252 www.cmccd.edu 2-year, Public 17% $9,174
Cuesta College Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, California 93403-8106 www.cuesta.edu 2-year, Public 32% $10,540
Cypress College 9200 Valley View, Cypress, California 90630-5897 www.cypresscollege.edu 2-year, Public 32% $8,462
De Anza College 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, California 95014 www.deanza.edu/ 2-year, Public 62% $6,506
Dominican University of California 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, California 94901-2298 www.dominican.edu 4-year, Private not-for-profit 64% $34,908
East Los Angeles College 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, California 91754-6099 www.elac.edu/ 2-year, Public 34% $8,820
El Camino College-Compton Center 1111 East Artesia Blvd., Compton, California 90221-5393 www.compton.edu 2-year, Public 13% $8,153
El Camino Community College District 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, California 90506 www.elcamino.edu 2-year, Public 32% $9,939
Evergreen Valley College 3095 Yerba Buena Rd, San Jose, California 95135-1598 www.evc.edu 2-year, Public 25% $11,795
Fresno City College 1101 E. University Ave, Fresno, California 93741 www.fresnocitycollege.edu 2-year, Public 17% $5,312
Fresno Pacific University 1717 S Chestnut Ave, Fresno, California 93702-4709 www.fresno.edu 4-year, Private not-for-profit 54% $16,167
Gavilan College 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, California 95020 www.gavilan.edu 2-year, Public 29% $5,699
Glendale Community College 1500 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, California 91208-2894 www.glendale.edu 2-year, Public 24% $3,785
Golden West College 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, California 92647-2710 www.goldenwestcollege.edu 2-year, Public 36% $12,143
Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Dr, El Cajon, California 92020-1799 www.grossmont.edu/ 2-year, Public 26% $2,296
Hartnell College 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, California 93901 www.hartnell.edu 2-year, Public 27% $10,705
Holy Names University 3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, California 94619-1699 www.hnu.edu 4-year, Private not-for-profit 40% $24,911
Homestead Schools 23800 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, California 90505 www.homesteadschools.net 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profit 77% $13,022
Humboldt State University 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, California 95521-8299 www.humboldt.edu 4-year, Public 46% $13,216
Imperial Valley College 380 E. Aten Road, Imperial, California 92251-0158 www.imperial.edu 2-year, Public 21% $3,402
Loma Linda University 11139 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, California 92350 www.llu.edu/index.html 4-year, Private not-for-profit NA NA
Long Beach City College 4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808-1706 www.lbcc.edu 2-year, Public 23% $5,546
Los Angeles City College 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90029 www.lacitycollege.edu/ 2-year, Public 19% $6,621
Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health 1237 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles, California 90033-1084 dhs.org/wps/portal/CollegeofNursing 2-year, Public NA NA
Los Angeles Harbor College 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington, California 90744-2397 www.lahc.edu 2-year, Public 21% $10,661
Los Angeles Pierce College 6201 Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills, California 91371-0002 www.piercecollege.edu 2-year, Public 27% $8,586
Los Angeles Southwest College 1600 W. Imperial Hwy., Los Angeles, California 90047-4899 www.lasc.edu 2-year, Public 12% $7,556
Los Angeles Trade Technical College 400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015-4181 www.lattc.edu 2-year, Public 26% $6,686
Los Angeles Valley College 5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, California 91401-4096 www.lavc.edu 2-year, Public 28% $8,480
Los Medanos College 2700 East Leland Road, Pittsburg, California 94565 www.losmedanos.edu 2-year, Public 31% $6,086
Mendocino College 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah, California 95482 www.mendocino.edu 2-year, Public 26% $8,066
Merced College 3600 M St, Merced, California 95348-2898 www.mccd.edu 2-year, Public 22% $9,722
Merritt College 12500 Campus Dr, Oakland, California 94619-3196 www.merritt.edu 2-year, Public 13% $9,269
MiraCosta College One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, California 92056-3899 www.miracosta.edu 2-year, Public 31% $7,194
Mission College 3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, California 95054-1897 www.missioncollege.edu/ 2-year, Public 25% $10,150
Modesto Junior College 435 College Ave, Modesto, California 95350-5800 www.mjc.edu 2-year, Public 24% $9,582
Monterey Peninsula College 980 Fremont St, Monterey, California 93940-4799 www.mpc.edu 2-year, Public 27% $7,980
Moorpark College 7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, California 93021-1695 www.moorparkcollege.edu/index.shtml 2-year, Public 38% $4,006
Mount Saint Mary’s University 12001 Chalon Rd, Los Angeles, California 90049-1599 www.msmu.edu 4-year, Private not-for-profit 62% $28,274
Mt San Antonio College 1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, California 91789-1399 www.mtsac.edu 2-year, Public 32% $4,042
Mt San Jacinto Community College District 1499 N. State St., San Jacinto, California 92583-2399 www.msjc.edu 2-year, Public 22% $6,620
Napa Valley College 2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy, Napa, California 94558-6236 www.napavalley.edu 2-year, Public 34% $11,454
National University 11255 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037-1011 www.nu.edu 4-year, Private not-for-profit 33% $22,149
Ohlone College 43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, California 94539-0390 www.ohlone.edu 2-year, Public 34% $11,702
Pacific College 3160 Red Hill Ave, Costa Mesa, California 92626 pacific-college.edu 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit 74% $18,442
Pacific Union College One Angwin Ave, Angwin, California 94508-9707 www.puc.edu 4-year, Private not-for-profit 44% $23,853
Palomar College 1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487 WWW.PALOMAR.EDU 2-year, Public 31% $5,220
Pasadena City College 1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, California 91106-2003 www.pasadena.edu 2-year, Public 36% $6,544
Point Loma Nazarene University 3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego, California 92106-2899 www.pointloma.edu 4-year, Private not-for-profit 75% $30,360
Porterville College 100 E College Ave, Porterville, California 93257 www.portervillecollege.edu 2-year, Public 24% $3,724
Reedley College 995 N Reed Ave, Reedley, California 93654 www.reedleycollege.edu 2-year, Public 25% $4,615
Rio Hondo College 3600 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, California 90601-1616 www.riohondo.edu 2-year, Public 20% $6,060
Riverside City College 4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California 92506 www.rcc.edu/riverside/ 2-year, Public 27% $8,395
Sacramento City College 3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California 95822-1386 www.scc.losrios.edu/ 2-year, Public 22% $8,551
Saddleback College 28000 Marguerite Pky, Mission Viejo, California 92692-3635 www.saddleback.edu 2-year, Public 36% $13,525
Samuel Merritt University 3100 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California 94609 www.samuelmerritt.edu 4-year, Private not-for-profit NA NA
San Bernardino Valley College 701 South Mount Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, California 92410-2798 www.valleycollege.edu 2-year, Public 19% $8,310
San Diego City College 1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California 92101-4787 www.sdcity.edu/ 2-year, Public 15% $6,499
San Diego State University 5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, California 92182 www.sdsu.edu 4-year, Public 68% $14,048
San Francisco State University 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, California 94132 www.sfsu.edu 4-year, Public 51% $12,941
San Joaquin Delta College 5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95207 www.deltacollege.edu 2-year, Public 31% $10,938
San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia 8344 W Mineral King Ave, Visalia, California 93291-9283 www.sjvc.edu 2-year, Private for-profit 52% $18,142
San Jose State University One Washington Square, San Jose, California 95192-0001 www.sjsu.edu 4-year, Public 57% $13,642
Santa Ana College 1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398 www.sac.edu 2-year, Public 25% $6,006
Santa Barbara City College 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California 93109-2394 www.sbcc.edu 2-year, Public 34% $10,895
Santa Monica College 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405-1628 www.smc.edu 2-year, Public 29% $6,847
Santa Rosa Junior College 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95401-4395 www.santarosa.edu 2-year, Public 34% $8,776
Shasta College 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, California 96003 www.shastacollege.edu 2-year, Public 22% $6,822
Shepherd University 3200 North San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, California 90065 www.shepherduniversity.edu 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profit 31% $29,619
Sierra College 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, California 95677-3397 www.sierracollege.edu 2-year, Public 32% $8,428
Simpson University 2211 College View Drive, Redding, California 96003-8606 www.simpsonu.edu 4-year, Private not-for-profit 49% $20,110
Solano Community College 4000 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, California 94534-3197 www.solano.edu 2-year, Public 30% $7,834
Sonoma State University 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, California 94928-3609 www.sonoma.edu 4-year, Public 59% $15,585
Southwestern College 900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, California 91910-7299 www.swccd.edu/ 2-year, Public 28% $5,501
Stanbridge College 2041 Business Ctr Dr Ste 107, Irvine, California 92612 www.stanbridge.edu 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit 76% $21,256
United States University 830 Bay Boulevard, Chula Vista, California 91911 www.usuniversity.edu 4-year, Private for-profit NA $20,263
Unitek College 4670 Auto Mall Pkwy, Fremont, California 94538 unitekcollege.edu/ 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit NA $29,404
University of Antelope Valley 44055 Sierra Highway, Lancaster, California 93534 www.uav.edu/index.aspx?page=288 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit 67% $14,877
University of California-Los Angeles 405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, California 90095-1405 www.ucla.edu/ 4-year, Public 91% $13,816
University of California-San Francisco 500 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, California 94143-0244 www.ucsf.edu 4-year, Public NA NA
University of Phoenix-California 3090 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, California 92626 www.phoenix.edu 4-year, Private for-profit 17% $17,881
University of San Diego 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, California 92110-2492 www.sandiego.edu 4-year, Private not-for-profit 79% $35,950
University of San Francisco 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, California 94117-1080 https://www.usfca.edu 4-year, Private not-for-profit 71% $35,641
Ventura College 4667 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, California 93003-3872 www.venturacollege.edu/ 2-year, Public 30% $3,957
Victor Valley College 18422 Bear Valley Rd, Victorville, California 92395-5850 www.vvc.edu 2-year, Public 17% $8,726
West Coast University-Los Angeles 12215 Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood, California 91606 westcoastuniversity.edu/ 4-year, Private for-profit 60% $38,109
West Coast University-Ontario 2855 E. Guasti Rd, Ontario, California 91761 westcoastuniversity.edu/ 4-year, Private for-profit NA $38,015
West Coast University-Orange County 1477 S Manchester Ave, Anaheim, California 92802 westcoastuniversity.edu/ 4-year, Private for-profit NA $35,797
West Hills College-Lemoore 555 College Avenue, Lemoore, California 93245 www.westhillscollege.com 2-year, Public 27% $8,882
Western University of Health Sciences 309 E 2nd St, Pomona, California 91766-1854 www.westernu.edu 4-year, Private not-for-profit NA NA
Yuba College 2088 N Beale Rd, Marysville, California 95901 yc.yccd.edu 2-year, Public 22% $5,691