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Basic Certificate in Nursing

1,389 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This degree is more popular with female students, and about 40% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.8% of nursing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 1,389 students earned their basic certificate in nursing. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in nursing at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 150,125
Associate’s Degree 80,167
Master’s Degree 48,419
Doctor’s Degree 7,921
Graduate Certificate 3,082
Undergraduate Certificate 2,530
Basic Certificate 1,389

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

The data on debt ranges for nursing majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in nursing. About 87.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 179
Women 1,210
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 61
Black or African American 167
Hispanic or Latino 266
White 790
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 94
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 45,888
Allied Health Professions 22,861
Allied Health Services 20,795
Health/Medical Admin Services 16,548
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 9,857


*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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