Ranking the Universities Affiliated with Maricopa CEP

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by starbright8 starbright8 (New) New Pre-Student

Hey guys! I'll be attending one of the Maricopa Concurrent Enrollment Programs and am trying to narrow down which university to apply to. My #1 choice is ASU, but I would like to have a second and third option in case ASU doesn't work out.

The issue is, I'm having trouble finding NCLEX pass rates, graduation rates, and student satisfaction scores for Franklin Pearce University, Ottowa University, and Upper Iowa University. Does anyone know this information? How do they rank compared to the remaining universities offered on the CEP?

According to Registered Nursing, here are some of the rankings :

#9. Arizona State University

#10. Northern Arizona University

#22. Grand Canyon University

#?? Ottawa University 

#?? Upper Iowa University 

#?? Franklin Pearce University 

Thanks in advance for your help!

KrishaCZ

KrishaCZ

23 Posts

Hello! ? I am not exactly sure about the NCLEX pass rates/ranking you are looking for the universities.  Are you planning to attend the university or are you planning to do the Maricopa concurrently enrollment plan with community colleges?

If you are planning to do the maricopa CEP, all I know is that students usually go for the university that will give them an assurance that they can enter the program.  Each university will calculate your GPA differently because they have different pre-requisite requirements.  This GPA plays a big roll on your total points, which is needed to be accepted in one of the community college.  I believe community college is also the one that prepares you for NCLEX because that's where you will take the main nursing courses.  Universities only handle the online BSN courses but nursing block course are from Community college.

starbright8

starbright8

9 Posts

Thank you so much for your guidance! I now realize that with the CEP, it's the community colleges that will be training me for the NCLEX--not the university. Do you think it makes any difference which university I choose for the CEP in terms of being most competitive in the job market upon graduation?

KrishaCZ

KrishaCZ

23 Posts

I don't believe so!  From what I researched, they are all pretty equal.  Community college spot is also the one you will have to compete for, which is why many students go for university that will give them the most points.  Just make sure you check out the Maricopa CEP website to read up about prerequisites for each universities.  I read not too long ago that Frank Pearce is no longer part of the CEP.

starbright8

starbright8

9 Posts

Thank you so much! This is really helpful. ?

Apple-Core, ASN, BSN, RN

Has 3 years experience. 1,016 Posts

It will make zero difference. Choose the University that best suits your needs in terms of the classes offered, price, etc.