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2021 Most Popular Online Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Schools

36 Colleges
$33,439 Avg Salary
$12,589 Avg Student Debt

Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants is the #11 most popular major in the country with 93,192 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

The Most Popular Online Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 36 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

Check out the online practical nursing programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

Our 2021 rankings named Jefferson Community and Technical College the most popular online school in the United States for practical nursing and nursing assistants students. Located in the city of Louisville, Jefferson Community and Technical College is a public school with a large student population.

On average, practical nursing graduates from Jefferson Community and Technical College take out $15,596 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $162, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent online programs at Somerset Community College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best practical nursing and nursing assistants schools in the United States. SCC is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Somerset.

After completing their degree, practical nursing graduates from SCC carry an average student debtload of $13,260. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $138.

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The excellent online programs at Highland Community College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best practical nursing and nursing assistants schools in the United States. Located in the rural area of Highland, Highland Community College is a public school with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that practical nursing majors at Highland Community College take out is $10,099. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $105.

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Out of the 36 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the rural area of Fennimore, Southwest Tech is a public college with a small student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Rasmussen College - Minnesota. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Schools list. Rasmussen College - Minnesota is a small private for-profit school located in the city of St. Cloud.

While working on their degree, practical nursing majors at Rasmussen College - Minnesota accumulate an average of around $13,000 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $135, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #6, Great Basin College did quite well on this year’s best schools for practical nursing and nursing assistants students. Located in the remote town of Elko, Great Basin College is a public school with a small student population.

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Rasmussen College - Florida landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best practical nursing and nursing assistants programs. Rasmussen College - Florida is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the small city of Ocala.

After completing their degree, practical nursing graduates from Rasmussen College - Florida carry an average student debtload of $13,000. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $135, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #8, Allen County Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for practical nursing and nursing assistants students. Located in the town of Iola, Allen Community College is a public school with a small student population.

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Pratt Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for practical nursing and nursing assistants students. It came in at #9 on the list. Pratt Community College is a small public school located in the rural area of Pratt.

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Santa Fe College

Gainesville, FL

Santa Fe College landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best practical nursing and nursing assistants programs. Santa Fe College is a large public school located in the suburb of Gainesville.

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Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants is one of 34 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Practical Nursing

Related Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 305,309
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 99,641
Allied Health Professions 86,697
Health & Medical Administrative Services 82,868
Public Health 36,569

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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