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Nursing at Drexel University

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

Drexel is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and approximately 23,589 students attend the school each year. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 533 students received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Drexel.

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

Drexel Nursing Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at Drexel

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

Drexel does offer online education options in nursing for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Master’s Degree

Drexel Nursing Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the nursing progam at Drexel compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The nursing major at Drexel is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Nursing. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools 90
Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools 105
Most Focused Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools 299
Best Value Nursing Master’s Degree Schools 506

In 2021, 335 students received their master’s degree in nursing from Drexel. This makes it the #23 most popular school for nursing master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 14 students who received their doctoral degrees in nursing, making the school the #193 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of Drexel Nursing Graduates

The median salary of nursing students who receive their bachelor's degree at Drexel is $72,616. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 15% higher than the national average of $62,880 for all nursing bachelor's degree recipients.


Nursing Student Demographics at Drexel

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the nursing majors at Drexel University.

Drexel Nursing Bachelor’s Program

89% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 533 nursing majors earned their bachelor's degree from Drexel. Of these graduates, 11% were men and 89% were women.


About 62% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in nursing at Drexel are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Drexel University with a bachelor's in nursing.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 82
Black or African American 48
Hispanic or Latino 33
White 330
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 36

Drexel Nursing Master’s Program

90% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 335 students graduated with a master's degree in nursing from Drexel. About 10% were men and 90% were women.


Of the students who received a nursing master's degree from Drexel, 70% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 22
Black or African American 26
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 236
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 36

Drexel also has a doctoral program available in nursing. In 2021, 14 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 PA, the home state for Drexel University.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Registered Nurses 148,520 $70,390
Medical and Health Services Managers 16,410 $97,310
Nurse Practitioners 7,280 $98,250
Nursing Instructors and Professors 4,010 $78,810
Nurse Anesthetists 1,700 $171,250


*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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