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Nursing at Pennsylvania State University - Altoona

If you plan to study nursing, take a look at what Pennsylvania State University - Altoona has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

In 2019, 48 nursing majors received their bachelor's degree from Penn State Altoona.

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

Penn State Altoona Nursing Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

Penn State Altoona Nursing Rankings

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

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The nursing major at Penn State Altoona 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 Basic Certificate Schools 37
Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools 690
Most Focused Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools 1,084

Earnings of Penn State Altoona Nursing Graduates

The median salary of nursing students who receive their bachelor's degree at Penn State Altoona is $67,800. This is 11% higher than $61,050, which is the national average for all nursing bachelor's degree recipients.


Nursing Student Demographics at Penn State Altoona

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

Penn State Altoona Nursing Bachelor’s Program

90% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 10% of nursing bachelor's degrees went to men and 90% went to women.

Penn State Altoona Gender Breakdown of Nursing Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 79% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in nursing at Penn State Altoona are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nursing Majors at Pennsylvania State University - Altoona
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 38
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

Penn State Altoona also has a doctoral program available in nursing. In 2019, 0 student 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 Pennsylvania State University - Altoona.

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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