Nursing - Top schools by board exam passing rates

Overall passing rate = 78% (first timers)

  • Displaying the Nurses Licensure Exam passing rates of First Timers only
    (does not include people who took the exam for the 2nd or 3rd time)
  • Based on the results of 4 board exams:
    Nov 2017, Jun 2017, Nov 2016, Jun 2016
  • Listed in Green = schools with above average passing rate
  • Listed in Red = schools with below average passing rate

Top schools with 10 examinees or more (First Timers only)

School Passing Rate
(first timers)
1 University of Santo Tomas Manila 100% 638 of 638
- Xavier University Cagayan de Oro 100% 161 of 161
- Benguet State University La Trinidad 100% 114 of 114
- University of the Philippines Manila Manila 100% 95 of 95
- Angeles University Foundation Angeles City 100% 90 of 90
- Cebu Normal University Cebu City 100% 75 of 75
- Silliman University Dumaguete City 100% 73 of 73
- Remedios T. Romualdez Medical Foundation Tacloban 100% 72 of 72
- Trinity University of Asia Quezon City 100% 63 of 63
- Chinese General Hospital Colleges Manila 100% 54 of 54
- Sacred Heart College Lucena City 100% 26 of 26
- New Era University Quezon City 100% 24 of 24
- Southville International School and Colleges Las Pinas 100% 24 of 24
- Andres Bonifacio College Dipolog City 100% 21 of 21
- Cagayan de Oro College-PHINMA Education Network Cagayan de Oro 100% 21 of 21
- The College of Maasin Maasin City 100% 19 of 19
- Baliuag University Baliuag 100% 18 of 18
- San Lorenzo Ruiz College of Ormoc Ormoc City 100% 18 of 18
- Central Mindanao University Maramag 100% 17 of 17
- First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities Tanauan City 100% 14 of 14
- University of Saint Louis Tuguegarao City 100% 11 of 11
22 Saint Louis University Baguio City 99% 336 of 337
- West Visayas State University Iloilo City 99% 222 of 223
- Cebu Doctors' University Mandaue City 99% 125 of 126
25 Mariano Marcos State University - Main Batac City 98% 169 of 171
- Velez College Cebu City 98% 92 of 93
- Southern Luzon State University Lucban 98% 88 of 89
- University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Quezon City 98% 87 of 88
- University of St. La Salle Bacolod City 98% 64 of 65
- Saint Mary's University Bayombong 98% 60 of 61
- Father Saturnino Urios University Butuan City 98% 60 of 61
- Saint Paul University Iloilo Iloilo City 98% 58 of 59
- Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines Tuguegarao City 98% 55 of 56
- St. Paul University Dumaguete Dumaguete City 98% 54 of 55
- Cebu City Medical Center - College of Nursing Cebu City 98% 50 of 51
36 Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology Iligan City 97% 166 of 171
- De La Salle Health Sciences Institute Dasmarinas City 97% 91 of 93
- St. Paul University Philippines Tuguegarao City 97% 44 of 45
- Aklan State University Banga 97% 33 of 34
40 University of the Philippines School of Health & Sciences - Leyte Palo 96% 79 of 82
- Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila Manila 96% 53 of 55
- Colegio de Sta. Lourdes of Leyte Foundation Tabontabon 96% 27 of 28
- La Salle University Ozamiz Ozamiz City 96% 26 of 27
44 San Pedro College Davao City 95% 162 of 169
- Central Philippine University Iloilo City 95% 112 of 117
- Cavite State University - Indang Campus Indang 95% 44 of 46
- Ateneo de Davao University Davao City 95% 40 of 42
- St. Scholastica's College - Tacloban Tacloban 95% 23 of 24
- Saint Paul University Surigao Surigao City 95% 21 of 22
- St. Paul University Manila Manila 95% 20 of 21
- Eastern Samar State University Borongan City 95% 20 of 21
52 Far Eastern University Manila 94% 93 of 98
- Emilio Aguinaldo College in Manila Manila 94% 63 of 67
- Liceo de Cagayan University Cagayan de Oro 94% 50 of 53
- San Juan De Dios Educational Foundation Pasay 94% 16 of 17
56 University of Pangasinan PHINMA Education Network Dagupan City 93% 75 of 80
- Universidad de Sta. Isabel Naga City 93% 74 of 79
- University of Perpetual Help System DALTA in Las PiƱas Las Pinas 93% 29 of 31
- Mountain View College Valencia City 93% 28 of 30
- Pangasinan State University in Bayambang Bayambang 93% 27 of 29
61 Centro Escolar University Manila 92% 50 of 54
- Foundation University Dumaguete City 92% 37 of 40
- Adventist Medical Center College Iligan City 92% 26 of 28
- Mater Dei College Tubigon 92% 13 of 14
65 Manila Tytana Colleges Pasay 91% 66 of 72
- Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig Pasig City 91% 45 of 49
- Cebu Institute of Technology University Cebu City 91% 32 of 35
- Visayas State University Baybay City 91% 21 of 23
69 Palawan State University Puerto Princesa City 90% 29 of 32
- Aklan Polytechnic Institute Kalibo 90% 20 of 22
- San Beda College Manila 90% 20 of 22
- Negros Oriental State University Dumaguete City 90% 20 of 22
- Sts. John And Paul Colleges Calamba City 90% 10 of 11
- Cor Jesu College Digos City 90% 9 of 10
75 Catanduanes State University - Virac Virac 89% 67 of 75
- Bukidnon State University Malaybalay City 89% 53 of 59
- Far Eastern University Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation Quezon City 89% 51 of 57
- Butuan Doctors College Butuan City 89% 33 of 37
- Laguna State Polytechnic University Santa Cruz 89% 25 of 28
- Manila Adventist College Pasay 89% 17 of 19
81 Bicol University - Main Campus Legazpi City 88% 159 of 179
- Colegio San Agustin Bacolod Bacolod City 88% 59 of 67
- De La Salle Lipa Lipa City 88% 39 of 44
- Tarlac State University Tarlac City 88% 30 of 34
- Notre Dame of Marbel University Koronadal City 88% 15 of 17
86 Ateneo de Zamboanga University Zamboanga City 87% 181 of 206
- Mindanao State University - Main Campus Marawi City 87% 145 of 166
- University of Mindanao Davao City 87% 34 of 39
- National University Manila 87% 27 of 31
- Notre Dame of Dadiangas University General Santos City 87% 21 of 24
- Asian Development Foundation College Tacloban 87% 14 of 16
- Capitol Medical Center Colleges Quezon City 87% 14 of 16
93 Universidad de Zamboanga Zamboanga City 86% 77 of 89
- Makati Medical Center College Makati 86% 60 of 69
- Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina Marikina City 86% 39 of 45
- Emilio Aguinaldo College in Cavite Dasmarinas City 86% 32 of 37
- University of Cebu - LapuLapu and Mandaue Campus Mandaue City 86% 31 of 36
- Saint Jude College Cavite City 86% 25 of 29
- University of the Assumption San Fernando City 86% 25 of 29
- Adamson University Manila 86% 20 of 23
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