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Nursing Schools in District of Columbia

1,137 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Nursing major is the 5th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in District of Columbia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 532
Master’s Degree 518
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 35
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 35
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 35
Post-Master’s Certificate 34
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 34
Associate’s Degree 18

Gender Distribution

In District of Columbia, a nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing Majors in DC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in District of Columbia is as follows:

  • Asian: 7.3%
  • Black or African American: 16.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.0%
  • White: 51.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.8%
  • Other Races: 14.7%
Nursing Majors in DC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in District of Columbia

14,130 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. DC

Wages for Nursing Jobs in District of Columbia

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $109,800, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 7 colleges in District of Columbia that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 7 below:

541 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
28,172 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. 51% of the teachers are full time. An average student at GWU will pay a net price of $33,734.


Georgetown University

329 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
19,204 Total Students

53% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $65,200 a year. An average student at Georgetown will pay a net price of $30,169.

122 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
5,956 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.13 years to graduate. The student to faculty ratio is 7 to 1. This private institution charges an average net price of $34,972.

45 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
1,782 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $15,414. It takes the average student 4.87 years to graduate. In their early career, Trinity College grads earn an average salary of $32,300.


Howard University

43 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
9,139 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,800 after earning their degree at this institution. An average student at Howard will pay a net price of $39,792. 78% of the teachers are full time.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
10,498 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 10%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 50% of students receive it.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
4,244 Total Students

85% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,482. The average student takes 4.82 years to complete their degree at University of the District of Columbia.

Nursing Careers in DC

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title DC Job Growth DC Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 30% $110,420
Nursing Instructors and Professors 29% $135,700
Medical and Health Services Managers 16% $127,960
Registered Nurses 12% $88,800
Nurse Anesthetists 0% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in DC
Public Health 719
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 670
Health/Medical Admin Services 555
Medicine 460
Health Sciences & Services 221
Rehabilitation Professions 143
Communication Sciences 134
Allied Health Professions 117

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