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Nursing at Columbia University in the City of New York

What traits are you looking for in a nursing school? To help you decide if Columbia University in the City of New York is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's nursing program.

Columbia is located in New York, New York and has a total student population of 30,135.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Nursing section at the bottom of this page.

Columbia Nursing Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing
  • Doctorate Degree in Nursing

Columbia Nursing Rankings

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

In 2021, 269 students received their master’s degree in nursing from Columbia. This makes it the #30 most popular school for nursing master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 146 students who received their doctoral degrees in nursing, making the school the #8 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Nursing Student Demographics at Columbia

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the nursing majors at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Columbia Nursing Master’s Program

86% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 269 students who earned a master's degree in Nursing from Columbia in 2020-2021, 14% were men and 86% were women.


Of the students who received a nursing master's degree from Columbia, 50% were white. This is below average for this degree on the natiowide level. In the nursing master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 47% of degree recipients. That is 11% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York with a master's in nursing.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 57
Black or African American 26
Hispanic or Latino 40
White 135
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

Columbia also has a doctoral program available in nursing. In 2021, 146 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Nursing Grads May Go Into

A degree in nursing can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Columbia University in the City of New York.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Registered Nurses 182,490 $85,610
Medical and Health Services Managers 25,830 $143,030
Nurse Practitioners 13,710 $120,970
Nursing Instructors and Professors 4,380 $91,900
Nurse Anesthetists 1,770 $191,130


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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