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Nursing Schools in California

17,690 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Nursing is the 6th most popular major out of a total 325 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in California

Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 8,043
Associate’s Degree 6,448
Master’s Degree 2,496
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 289
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 289
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 289
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 219
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 219
Post-Master’s Certificate 139
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 139
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 56

Gender Distribution

In California, a nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 25.9%
  • Black or African American: 5.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 25.9%
  • White: 29.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 13.2%
Nursing Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in California

In this state, there are 347,710 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Nursing Jobs in California

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $125,770, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 150 colleges in California that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

825 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,424 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $74,600 a year. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 86% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

792 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,054 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. 44% of the teachers are full time. The 0.40% student loan default rate is lower than average.

697 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
10,095 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. The average student takes 4.32 years to complete their degree at Azusa Pacific.

669 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
15,972 Total Students

The average student takes 4.96 years to complete their degree at Cal State San Marcos. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 26 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 46%.

587 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
1,991 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. An average student at West Coast University - Los Angeles will pay a net price of $43,168. The student loan default rate is 2.60% which is lower than average.

466 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
10,713 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 85% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. This private institution charges an average net price of $32,782.

#7

Unitek College

Fremont
431 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,774 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 39% get financial aid. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $49,493.

387 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
40,280 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.93 years to graduate. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,234. The student loan default rate is 2.60% which is lower than average.

378 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
16,930 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.90 years. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. The student loan default rate of 4.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

361 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,671 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.00 years to graduate. This private school has an average net price of $39,865. The student loan default rate is 2.60% which is lower than average.

Nursing Careers in CA

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 35% $126,890
Nurse Anesthetists 29% $197,640
Nursing Instructors and Professors 26% $96,580
Medical and Health Services Managers 25% $116,080
Registered Nurses 16% $104,410

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Allied Health Services 14,969
Allied Health Professions 9,548
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 7,457
Health/Medical Admin Services 6,979
Public Health 4,119
Dental Support Services 3,843
Health Sciences & Services 3,841
Mental & Social Health Services 3,164

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