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Nursing Schools in Kentucky

5,348 students earned Nursing degrees in Kentucky in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Nursing is the 2nd most popular major out of a total 256 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Kentucky

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,122
Associate’s Degree 1,799
Master’s Degree 980
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 300
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 300
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 300
Post-Master’s Certificate 147
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 147

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in KY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.7%
  • Black or African American: 6.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.4%
  • White: 82.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.3%
  • Other Races: 5.4%
Nursing Majors in KY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Kentucky

In this state, there are 56,240 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. KY

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Kentucky

Nursing grads earn an average of $91,820 in the state and $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 43 colleges in Kentucky that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

865 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,237 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 82%. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.90%.

775 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,126 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $42,200 after earning their degree at this institution. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 8.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

428 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
14,980 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.93 years to graduate. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,845. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

363 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
29,402 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $18,523. 95% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The full-time teacher rate is 86%.

347 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
18,171 Total Students

A typical student attending WKU will pay a net price of $12,776. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 96% of students receive it. The student loan default rate of 9.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#6

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights
297 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
15,664 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $9,244. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $32,800 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid.

284 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
21,670 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,800 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the students who attend this school, 97% get financial aid. A typical student attending UofL will pay a net price of $16,692.

#8

Bellarmine University

Louisville
158 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
3,331 Total Students

42% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.19 years to complete their degree at Bellarmine U. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.

128 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
9,556 Total Students

A typical student attending Murray State will pay a net price of $12,242. The student loan default rate is 8.50% which is lower than average. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

117 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
9,654 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,759. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $27,200 a year.

#10

Spalding University

Louisville
117 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
1,629 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,400 a year. The average student takes 4.65 years to complete their degree at Spalding. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid.

Nursing Careers in KY

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title KY Job Growth KY Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 33% $96,180
Nursing Instructors and Professors 22% $71,700
Medical and Health Services Managers 18% $83,550
Nurse Midwives 14% $99,000
Nurse Anesthetists 14% $158,770
Registered Nurses 12% $61,780

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

Major Annual Graduates in KY
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 3,661
Health/Medical Admin Services 2,458
Allied Health Services 1,355
Allied Health Professions 1,254
Rehabilitation Professions 483
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 477
Public Health 448
Dental Support Services 398

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