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Basic Certificate in Nursing

1,476 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 39% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.4% of nursing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,476 basic certificate were awarded to nursing majors. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in nursing at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 154,540
Associate’s Degree 83,213
Master’s Degree 51,213
Doctor’s Degree 8,781
Graduate Certificate 3,386
Undergraduate Certificate 2,700
Basic Certificate 1,476

Earnings of Nursing Majors With Basic Certificate

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for nursing majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for nursing students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in nursing. About 88.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 165
Women 1,311
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificate in Nursing

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 54
Black or African American 182
Hispanic or Latino 281
White 834
International Students 21
Other Races/Ethnicities 104
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nursing Basic Certificate Students

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 46,750
Allied Health Professions 22,739
Allied Health Services 20,455
Health/Medical Admin Services 16,402
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 9,861


*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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