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Nursing Schools in Florida

18,904 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Nursing is the 3rd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Florida

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 8,249
Bachelor’s Degree 7,870
Master’s Degree 2,163
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 525
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 525
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 525
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 62
Post-Master’s Certificate 62
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 35

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in FL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.3%
  • Black or African American: 16.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 24.2%
  • White: 46.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 7.2%
Nursing Majors in FL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Florida

190,700 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. FL

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Florida

Nursing grads earn an average of $101,100 in the state and $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 95 colleges in Florida that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

1,185 Degrees in Major Awarded
9% Graduation Rate
8,808 Total Students

The average student takes 4.22 years to complete their degree at Rasmussen University - Florida. The student loan default rate is 7.30% which is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

918 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
44,246 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 1.20% which is lower than average. 91% of students get financical aid. It takes the average student 4.42 years to graduate.

893 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
19,567 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.40%. The full-time teacher rate is 68%. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

780 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
69,402 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 90% of students receive it. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.40%. It takes the average student 4.51 years to graduate.

770 Degrees in Major Awarded
51,679 Total Students

The 7.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. 84% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $25,700 after earning their degree at this institution.

610 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
12,557 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1. It takes the average student 4.58 years to graduate. A typical student attending UWF will pay a net price of $8,125.

#7

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville
565 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
4,164 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.27 years. The 2.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid.

#8

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale
556 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
20,576 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.20%. This private institution charges an average net price of $25,816.

#9

St Petersburg College

Clearwater
522 Degrees in Major Awarded
28,853 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 24% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 3.00% which is lower than average. 23 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#10

University of Miami

Coral Gables
505 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
17,811 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 72% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 79%. The student loan default rate of 1.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

Nursing Careers in FL

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title FL Job Growth FL Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 45% $97,270
Nursing Instructors and Professors 30% $0
Nurse Anesthetists 27% $154,360
Nurse Midwives 26% $93,880
Medical and Health Services Managers 26% $95,740
Registered Nurses 21% $64,400

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

Major Annual Graduates in FL
Health/Medical Admin Services 11,121
Allied Health Professions 8,526
Allied Health Services 7,873
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 4,376
Health Sciences & Services 3,521
Public Health 1,994
Dental Support Services 1,713
Mental & Social Health Services 1,453

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