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Nursing & Nursing Assistants Schools in California

7,517 Practical Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Nursing & Nursing Assistants is the 22nd most popular major out of a total 325 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing & Nursing Assistants Majors in California

Practical Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 4,978
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 4,978
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1,823
Associate’s Degree 710
Bachelor’s Degree 6

Gender Distribution

In California, a practical nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing & Nursing Assistants Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of practical nursing majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 20.4%
  • Black or African American: 8.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 43.5%
  • White: 19.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.3%
  • Other Races: 8.3%
Nursing & Nursing Assistants Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing & Nursing Assistants Grads in California

There are 163,440 people in the state and 2,152,650 people in the nation working in practical nursing jobs.

Nursing & Nursing Assistants Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Nursing & Nursing Assistants Jobs in California

In this state, practical nursing grads earn an average of $35,220. Nationwide, they make an average of $29,580.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 119 colleges in California that offer practical nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

614 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,687 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 41%. This private institution charges an average net price of $26,709. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

#2

Unitek College

Fremont
566 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,774 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 39% of students receive it. This private institution charges an average net price of $49,493. 63% of the teachers are full time.

#3

Summit College

Colton
254 Degrees in Major Awarded
306 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 29 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 63% get financial aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $24,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

195 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,214 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Graduates earn an average $25,700 after graduation. This private school has an average net price of $23,901.

#5

Merced College

Merced
190 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,995 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 38%. The student to faculty ratio is 27 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $20,800 a year.

175 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,027 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 30 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 77% get financial aid. Graduates earn an average $24,600 after graduation.

172 Degrees in Major Awarded
21,292 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $24,300 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 26 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 83% of students receive it.

156 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,133 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 49% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Graduates earn an average $20,400 after graduation.

153 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,280 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $24,718. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.40%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $23,400 a year.

#10

Allan Hancock College

Santa Maria
142 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,285 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $24,000 after earning their degree at this institution. 28% of the teachers are full time. 86% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

Nursing & Nursing Assistants Careers in CA

Some of the careers practical nursing majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 17% $55,770
Nursing Assistants 15% $33,070

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to practical nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Nursing 17,690
Allied Health Services 14,969
Allied Health Professions 9,548
Health/Medical Admin Services 6,979
Public Health 4,119
Dental Support Services 3,843
Health Sciences & Services 3,841
Mental & Social Health Services 3,164

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