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Nursing at University of Louisville

Every nursing school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the nursing program at University of Louisville stacks up to those at other schools.

U of L is located in Louisville, Kentucky and approximately 21,402 students attend the school each year. Of the 3,155 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Louisville in 2019, 254 of them were nursing majors.

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

U of L Nursing Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at U of L

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.

For those who are interested in distance learning, U of L does offer online courses in nursing for the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

U of L Nursing Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks nursing programs across the country. The following shows how U of L performed in these rankings.

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

U of L ranked #215 on College Factual's list of Best Quality Schools for nursing majors. It is also ranked as the #3 school in Kentucky.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Online Nursing Schools 87
Most Popular Colleges for Nursing 161
Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans 258
Best Nursing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 339
Best Value Colleges for Nursing 369

In 2019, 25 students received their master’s degree in nursing from U of L. This makes it the #352 most popular school for nursing master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 5 students who received their doctoral degrees in nursing, making the school the #270 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Nursing Graduates from U of L Make?

The median salary of nursing students who receive their bachelor's degree at U of L is $58,100. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $61,050 for all nursing students.

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Nursing Student Demographics at U of L

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

U of L Nursing Bachelor’s Program

87% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
Of the 254 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in nursing from U of L in 2019, 13% were men and 87% were women.

U of L Gender Breakdown of Nursing Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 81% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in nursing at U of L 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 University of Louisville with a bachelor's in nursing.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nursing Majors at University of Louisville
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 13
Black or African American 17
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 207
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 9

U of L Nursing Master’s Program

72% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
For the most recent academic year available, 28% of nursing master's degrees went to men and 72% went to women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 12% men graduate in nursing each year. U of L does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 16% more men than average.

U of L Gender Breakdown of Nursing Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a nursing master's degree from U of L, 76% 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 University of Louisville with a master's in nursing.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nursing Majors at University of Louisville
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 19
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

U of L also has a doctoral program available in nursing. In 2019, 5 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 KY, the home state for University of Louisville.

Occupation Jobs in KY Average Salary in KY
Registered Nurses 46,130 $63,100
Medical and Health Services Managers 5,000 $91,820
Nurse Practitioners 3,160 $99,790
Nurse Anesthetists 1,160 $172,780
Nursing Instructors and Professors 690 $73,170

References

*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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