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Nursing at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus

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

UW Tacoma is located in Tacoma, Washington and approximately 5,329 students attend the school each year. Of the 1,523 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Washington - Tacoma Campus in 2019, 56 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.

UW Tacoma Nursing Degrees Available

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

UW Tacoma Nursing Rankings

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

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 UW Tacoma 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 Master’s Degree Schools 442
Best Value Nursing Master’s Degree Schools 501
Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools 635
Most Focused Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools 841
Most Focused Nursing Schools 1,605

In 2019, 15 students received their master’s degree in nursing from UW Tacoma. This makes it the #431 most popular school for nursing master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of UW Tacoma Nursing Graduates

The median salary of nursing students who receive their bachelor's degree at UW Tacoma is $71,100. This is 16% higher than $61,050, which is the national average for all nursing bachelor's degree recipients.

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Nursing Student Demographics at UW Tacoma

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

UW Tacoma Nursing Bachelor’s Program

84% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 56 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in nursing from UW Tacoma in 2019, 16% were men and 84% were women. The typical nursing bachelor's degree program is made up of only 13% men. So male students are more repesented at UW Tacoma since its program graduates 3% more men than average.

UW Tacoma Gender Breakdown of Nursing Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 22% more racial-ethnic minorities in its nursing bachelor's program than the national average.*

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nursing Majors at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 12
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 24
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

UW Tacoma Nursing Master’s Program

93% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 nursing majors earned their master's degree from UW Tacoma. Of these graduates, 7% were men and 93% were women.

UW Tacoma Gender Breakdown of Nursing Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a nursing master's degree from UW Tacoma, 80% 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 Washington - Tacoma Campus with a master's in nursing.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nursing Majors at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 12
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UW Tacoma 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 WA, the home state for University of Washington - Tacoma Campus.

Occupation Jobs in WA Average Salary in WA
Registered Nurses 56,290 $82,670
Medical and Health Services Managers 6,950 $117,970
Nurse Practitioners 3,430 $117,650
Nursing Instructors and Professors 1,080 $77,540
Nurse Anesthetists 730 $195,610

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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