Undergraduate Certificate in Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants
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|
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.
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.
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|
The racial-ethnic distribution of practical nursing undergraduate certificate students is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||10,734|
|Hispanic or Latino||6,821|
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|
*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.
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