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Nursing Schools in Pennsylvania

In 2018-2019, 12,702 students earned their Nursing degrees in PA.

In terms of popularity, Nursing is the 1st most popular major in the state out of a total 328 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 6,677
Associate’s Degree 2,285
Master’s Degree 2,156
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 954
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 954
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 451
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 451
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 451
Post-Master’s Certificate 131
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 131
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 48

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.4%
  • Black or African American: 8.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.4%
  • White: 75.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.8%
  • Other Races: 6.7%
Nursing Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Pennsylvania

In this state, there are 178,240 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Pennsylvania

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $96,710, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 106 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Drexel University

Philadelphia
1,073 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
24,205 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. It takes the average student 4.67 years to graduate. Graduates earn an average $53,400 after graduation.

530 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
26,675 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $25,033. Most students complete their degree in 4.13 years. Graduates earn an average $71,600 after graduation.

526 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,026 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $69,000 after graduation. The student loan default rate is 3.30% which is lower than average. This private institution charges an average net price of $25,743.

423 Degrees in Major Awarded
17,422 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 80% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 17%. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

420 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,811 Total Students

In their early career, PA College grads earn an average salary of $49,900. This private institution charges an average net price of $33,316. The student loan default rate is 2.50% which is lower than average.

#6

Gwynedd Mercy University

Gwynedd Valley
411 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
2,990 Total Students

The average student takes 4.21 years to complete their degree at Gwynedd - Mercy. The student loan default rate is 4.60% which is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $46,000 after earning their degree at this institution.

#7

Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre
353 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
4,680 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $26,563. In their early career, Wilkes grads earn an average salary of $41,400. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.

#8

Holy Family University

Philadelphia
334 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
3,110 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 20% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $40,400 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

333 Degrees in Major Awarded
16,031 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 66% of students receive it. In their early career, CCAC grads earn an average salary of $26,300.

#10

Villanova University

Villanova
331 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
10,848 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 67% are considered full time. In their early career, Villanova grads earn an average salary of $62,600. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Nursing Careers in PA

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 30% $97,130
Nursing Instructors and Professors 23% $75,650
Medical and Health Services Managers 21% $87,790
Nurse Midwives 17% $97,450
Registered Nurses 13% $69,170
Nurse Anesthetists 9% $162,560

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Allied Health Professions 3,300
Rehabilitation Professions 2,946
Health/Medical Admin Services 2,583
Allied Health Services 2,392
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 2,029
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 1,510
Public Health 1,354
Communication Sciences 1,228

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