Graduation Rate

“At Brandman University, Over 80% of returning students reach their degree”

Brandman University. “Table 5.0. Graduation Profile.” Fact Book. Irvine, 2016-2017. Document. < BU_Fact Book_2017.pdf >.


Student Satisfaction

“92% of our students would recommend us to a friend”

Brandman University Institutional Research. Student Satisfaction Survey. Spring 2016. < StudentSatisfactionSurveyCharts_Spring_2016.pdf >.


Student Loan Default Rate

"The FY 2013 3-year national cohort default rate is 11.3%"

U.S. Department of Education. "Three-year Official Cohort default Rates for Schools," Default Management. 26 Sept, 2016. Web. 1 May 2017. <>

“The 2013 3-year Brandman University cohort default rate is 4%”

U.S. Department of Education. "Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates for Postsecondary Schools for Fiscal Years 2013, 2012, 2011." Default Prevention and Management. 26 Sept.2016. Web. 1 May 2017. <>


School of Arts & Sciences

"Social Work is an in demand field per data collected by California Development Departments"

Employment Development Department, State of California. "Detailed Guide for Child Family and School Social Workers in California." California Occupational Guides. n.d. Web. 26 02 2013. <>

School of Education

"50% of Ed.D. students receive a promotion or new position while in the program."

Based on Brandman University’s Ed.D. Program Exit Survey of 306 students (comprising all coursework completers since program inception) and an 85% response rate to this survey item, affirming a promotion or new position within the last two years. 

"Brandman University School of Education is the fourth largest provider of teaching credentials among private/independent universities in California"

Suckow, Marjorie and Lynette Roby. "Table 1 Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) Recommended Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist Credentials July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015." Teacher Supply in California: A Report to the Legislature. Annual Report 2014-2015. Apr 2016 Web. 05 16 2016. <Teacher Supply in California A Report to the Legislature Annual Report>

"Over the next 10 years the state would need to replace 106,000 teachers just to maintain current staffing levels"

Linda Darlng-Hammond, Roberta Furger, Patrick Shields, and Leib Sutcher “Addressing California’s Emerging Teacher Shortage: An Analysis of Sources and Solutions.”  Learning Policy Institute.  2016 Web. 02 23 2017. <www.>

School of Nursing

"California Alone needs 80% more neonatal nurses, 80% more pediatric nurses, 90% more psychiatric nurses.

"First Report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Congress." National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice. Nov. 2001 Web. 26 02 2013. <>