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Undergraduate Certificate in Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants

44,340 Yearly Graduations
$34,000 Median Salary
$12,125 Median Debt
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 48% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 0.4% of practical nursing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Practical Nursing Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 44,340 students earned their undergraduate certificate in practical nursing. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in practical nursing at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 46,750
Undergraduate Certificate 44,340
Associate’s Degree 1,666
Bachelor’s Degree 433
Doctor’s Degree 2
Graduate Certificate 1

Earnings of Practical Nursing Majors With Undergraduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in practical nursing is $34,000. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $30,000 to a high of $38,500.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in practical nursing is $12,125. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $15,956 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $9,500.

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The median monthly payment of a practical nursing graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $126.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in practical nursing. About 89.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 4,595
Women 39,745
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificate in Practical Nursing

The racial-ethnic distribution of practical nursing undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,075
Black or African American 10,734
Hispanic or Latino 6,821
White 21,618
International Students 188
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,904
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Practical Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Students

Below are some popular majors that are similar to practical nursing that offer undergraduate certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Allied Health Services 48,726
Health/Medical Admin Services 16,916
Allied Health Professions 13,537
Dental Support Services 10,602
Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 4,144

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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