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Nursing Schools in Missouri

In 2018-2019, 6,422 students earned their Nursing degrees in MO.

In this state, Nursing is the 3rd most popular major out of a total 293 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Missouri

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,192
Master’s Degree 1,317
Associate’s Degree 1,296
Post-Master’s Certificate 272
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 272
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 269
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 269
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 269
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 76
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 76

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in MO Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.7%
  • Black or African American: 7.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.6%
  • White: 78.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.5%
  • Other Races: 7.1%
Nursing Majors in MO Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Missouri

There are 85,320 people in the state and 3,609,760 people in the nation working in nursing jobs.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. MO

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Missouri

In this state, nursing grads earn an average of $102,470. Nationwide, they make an average of $106,910.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 53 colleges in Missouri that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

1,226 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
10,013 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. It takes the average student 4.25 years to graduate. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.70%.

457 Degrees in Major Awarded
663 Total Students

In their early career, Goldfarb School of Nursing grads earn an average salary of $53,900. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 49% are considered full time.

#3

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis
358 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
12,799 Total Students

The 2.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. The average student takes 4.20 years to complete their degree at SLU. Graduates earn an average $45,700 after graduation.

265 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
30,014 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 72%. Graduates earn an average $39,400 after graduation. 85% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

259 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,821 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 67% get financial aid. This private institution charges an average net price of $15,975. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.50%.

241 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
15,988 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it. A typical student attending UMSL will pay a net price of $10,880. The student loan default rate of 6.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

241 Degrees in Major Awarded
635 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $52,200 after graduation. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.00%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

230 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
16,388 Total Students

In their early career, UMKC grads earn an average salary of $38,300. 65% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

#9

Cox College

Springfield
217 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
956 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $18,450. The full-time teacher rate is 62%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

202 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
3,281 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 48% are considered full time. This private institution charges an average net price of $16,532. The 8.40% student loan default rate is lower than average.

Nursing Careers in MO

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title MO Job Growth MO Median Salary
Nursing Instructors and Professors 33% $70,240
Nurse Practitioners 28% $98,430
Nurse Midwives 27% $0
Medical and Health Services Managers 18% $98,370
Registered Nurses 16% $62,270
Nurse Anesthetists 8% $153,610

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

Major Annual Graduates in MO
Allied Health Professions 1,489
Health Sciences & Services 1,087
Health/Medical Admin Services 1,086
Rehabilitation Professions 1,071
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,068
Allied Health Services 1,046
Public Health 676
Communication Sciences 595

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