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Nursing Schools in North Carolina

7,453 students earned Nursing degrees in North Carolina in the 2018-2019 year.

A Nursing major is the 3rd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in North Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,526
Associate’s Degree 2,529
Master’s Degree 938
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 313
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 313
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 313
Post-Master’s Certificate 93
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 93
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 54
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 54

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in North Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.8%
  • Black or African American: 14.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.0%
  • White: 70.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.9%
  • Other Races: 6.9%
Nursing Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in North Carolina

121,880 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for Nursing Jobs in North Carolina

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $104,100, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 87 colleges in North Carolina that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

922 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
16,747 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. 76% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 73%.

#2

Duke University

Durham
519 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
16,606 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 0.60% which is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 4.10 years. 93% of the teachers are full time.

509 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
28,718 Total Students

A typical student attending ECU will pay a net price of $16,506. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 78% are considered full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.60%.

385 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
5,190 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $11,802. In their early career, WSSU grads earn an average salary of $27,800.

333 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
20,106 Total Students

87% of students get financical aid. It takes the average student 4.51 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

330 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
29,710 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.10%. A typical student attending UNC Charlotte will pay a net price of $16,943. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

288 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
30,011 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.70%. The average student takes 4.09 years to complete their degree at UNC Chapel Hill. In their early career, UNC Chapel Hill grads earn an average salary of $41,000.

278 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
11,639 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Graduates earn an average $31,900 after graduation. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 88% of students receive it.

187 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
19,108 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 71% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 77% of the teachers are full time.

#9

Gardner - Webb University

Boiling Springs
187 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
3,598 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The average student takes 4.25 years to complete their degree at Gardner - Webb. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

Nursing Careers in NC

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 36% $101,540
Nursing Instructors and Professors 23% $64,520
Medical and Health Services Managers 19% $101,020
Nurse Midwives 18% $101,080
Nurse Anesthetists 16% $169,300
Registered Nurses 16% $62,940

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

Major Annual Graduates in NC
Health/Medical Admin Services 4,046
Allied Health Professions 2,305
Allied Health Services 1,989
Public Health 1,178
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,051
Mental & Social Health Services 1,036
Rehabilitation Professions 827
Dental Support Services 657

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