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2021 Best Value Nursing Schools

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

1,729 Colleges
$5,438 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$67,065 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Nursing School for You

With 305,309 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, nursing is the #3 most popular major in the United States.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Value Nursing Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 1,729 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best value programs for nursing students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

When determining this ranking, we place a high emphasis on the school's quality as well as its sticker price. Even though a college may be affordable, it may not offer value. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

Our calculations use out-of-state tuition and fees in our nationwide and regional rankings. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2021 Best Value Nursing Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Value Nursing Colleges.

Top 25 Best Schools for Affordable Quality in Nursing

#1

Otterbein University

Westerville, OH
$32,474 Average Tuition & Fees

Our analysis found Otterbein University to be the best value school for nursing students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Located in the suburb of Westerville, Otterbein is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Otterbein are $32,474 per year. On average, nursing graduates from Otterbein take out $44,120 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $497, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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$2,183 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Sentara College of Health Sciences. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Value Nursing Schools list. Sentara College of Health Sciences is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Chesapeake.

Sentara College of Health Sciences undergraduate students pay an average of $2,183 in tuition and fees each year.

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$1,968 Average Tuition & Fees

Out of the 1,729 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, New Mexico Junior College landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the remote town of Hobbs, New Mexico Junior College is a public college with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at New Mexico Junior College are $1,968 a year.

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$3,938 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Alvin Community College. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Value Nursing Schools list. Alvin is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Alvin.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Alvin are $3,938 per year.

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$3,096 Average Tuition & Fees

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Southeast Community College Area is a great value for nursing students. Southeast Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of Lincoln.

Southeast Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $3,096 in tuition and fees each year. While working on their degree, nursing majors at Southeast Community College accumulate an average of around $20,715 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $215.

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#6

College of the Mainland

Texas City, TX

College of the Mainland landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value nursing programs. Located in the suburb of Texas City, COM is a public college with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at COM are $3,873 per year.

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$3,438 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #7, University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville did quite well on this year’s best value schools for nursing students. UACCB is a small public school located in the town of Batesville.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at UACCB are $3,438 per year. The average amount in student loans that nursing majors at UACCB take out is $11,135. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $116, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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$3,904 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #8, Neosho County Community College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for nursing students. Located in the town of Chanute, Neosho County Community College is a public college with a small student population.

Neosho County Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $3,904 in tuition and fees each year. While working on their degree, nursing majors at Neosho County Community College accumulate an average of around $12,000 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $125.

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$6,975 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #9, Graham Hospital School of Nursing did quite well on this year’s best value schools for nursing students. Located in the distant town of Canton, Graham Hospital School of Nursing is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Graham Hospital School of Nursing are $6,975 per year. While working on their degree, nursing majors at Graham Hospital School of Nursing accumulate an average of around $21,500 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $223, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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$2,984 Average Tuition & Fees

Clovis Community College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Nursing Schools ranking. Located in the remote town of Clovis, Clovis Community College is a public school with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Clovis Community College are $2,984 per year.

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#11

Amarillo College

Amarillo, TX
$4,704 Average Tuition & Fees

Amarillo College landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value nursing programs. Located in the midsize city of Amarillo, Amarillo College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Amarillo College are $4,704 a year.

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#12

Victoria College

Victoria, TX
$4,392 Average Tuition & Fees

Victoria College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Nursing Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Victoria, Victoria College is a public college with a small student population.

Victoria College undergraduate students pay an average of $4,392 in tuition and fees each year.

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$4,168 Average Tuition & Fees

Pratt Community College ranked #13 on this year’s Best Value Nursing Schools list. Pratt Community College is a small public school located in the rural area of Pratt.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Pratt Community College are $4,168 per year.

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#14

Lee College

Baytown, TX

Lee College came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Nursing Schools ranking. Lee College is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Baytown.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Lee College are $4,302 a year.

In addition to its great value ranking, Lee College is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Nursing Schools list.

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#15

Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, SD

Southeast Technical Institute landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value nursing programs. Located in the rural area of Sioux Falls, Southeast Technical Institute is a public college with a small student population.

Southeast Technical Institute undergraduate students pay an average of $6,448 in tuition and fees each year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Southeast Technical Institute also is in the top 5% of our Best Nursing Schools ranking.

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Lake Area Technical Institute landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value nursing programs. LATI is a small public school located in the town of Watertown.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at LATI are $5,514 a year.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, LATI also did well on our Best Nursing Schools list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#17

South Plains College

Levelland, TX
$4,088 Average Tuition & Fees

South Plains College ranked #17 on this year’s Best Value Nursing Schools list. South Plains College is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Levelland.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at South Plains College are $4,088 per year.

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#18

Lower Columbia College

Longview, WA
$4,398 Average Tuition & Fees

Lower Columbia College ranked #18 on this year’s Best Value Nursing Schools list. Located in the small city of Longview, LCC is a public college with a small student population.

LCC undergraduate students pay an average of $4,398 in tuition and fees each year.

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#19

Lake Region State College

Devils Lake, ND
$4,655 Average Tuition & Fees

Lake Region State College ranked #19 on this year’s Best Value Nursing Schools list. Lake Region State College is a small public school located in the town of Devils Lake.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Lake Region State College are $4,655 a year. While working on their degree, nursing majors at Lake Region State College accumulate an average of around $14,859 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $154, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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$4,208 Average Tuition & Fees

Brigham Young University - Idaho did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for nursing students. It came in at #20 on the list. Located in the distant town of Rexburg, BYU - I is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at BYU - I are $4,208 a year. The average amount in student loans that nursing majors at BYU - I take out is $10,000. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $104, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#21

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX

With a ranking of #21, Lone Star College System did quite well on this year’s best value schools for nursing students. Located in the small city of The Woodlands, North Harris Montgomery is a public college with a very large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at North Harris Montgomery are $5,564 per year.

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#22

Central Community College

Grand Island, NE
$4,500 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #22, Central Community College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for nursing students. Located in the city of Grand Island, Central Community College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Central Community College are $4,500 per year. The average amount in student loans that nursing majors at Central Community College take out is $9,552. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $99, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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$5,040 Average Tuition & Fees

San Jacinto Community College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Nursing Schools ranking. San Jacinto College is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Pasadena.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at San Jacinto College are $5,040 per year.

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#24

North Hennepin Community College

Brooklyn Park, MN

North Hennepin Community College landed the #24 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value nursing programs. Located in the large suburb of Brooklyn Park, North Hennepin Community College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

North Hennepin Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $4,566 in tuition and fees each year. After completing their degree, nursing graduates from North Hennepin Community College carry an average student debtload of $16,200. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $168.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, North Hennepin Community College also did well on our Best Nursing Schools list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#25

Highline College

Des Moines, WA
$4,576 Average Tuition & Fees

Highline College ranked #25 on this year’s Best Value Nursing Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Des Moines, Highline is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Highline are $4,576 a year.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Value Nursing Schools

#26

Meridian Community College

Meridian, MS
#27

Garden City Community College

Garden City, KS
#28

Clarendon College

Clarendon, TX
#29

Highland Community College

Highland, KS
#31

Galveston College

Galveston, TX
#32

Hutchinson Community College

Hutchinson, KS
#35

Camden County College

Blackwood, NJ
#36

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT
#37

Lutheran School of Nursing

Saint Louis, MO
#42

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Coon Rapids, MN
#43

Tyler Junior College

Tyler, TX
#46

Wenatchee Valley College

Wenatchee, WA
#48

Weatherford College

Weatherford, TX
#50

Mid-Plains Community College

North Platte, NE

Remaining Award Winners

This section represents the rest of the colleges awarded a Best Value Nursing Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 1729 different United States nursing schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 St Cloud Technical and Community College Saint Cloud, MN
52 Northeast Community College Norfolk, NE
52 Collin County Community College District McKinney, TX
54 Arkansas State University - Newport Newport, AR
54 Columbia Gorge Community College The Dalles, OR
56 American Sentinel University Aurora, CO
57 Yakima Valley College Yakima, WA
58 Brazosport College Lake Jackson, TX
59 Northcentral Technical College Wausau, WI
59 Odessa College Odessa, TX
61 Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX
62 Moraine Park Technical College Fond du Lac, WI
63 Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills, MI
64 Inver Hills Community College Inver Grove Heights, MN
65 Bellingham Technical College Bellingham, WA
66 El Centro College Dallas, TX
67 San Juan College Farmington, NM
68 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
69 Mount Marty University Yankton, SD
69 Ridgewater College Willmar, MN
71 University of New Mexico - Gallup Campus Gallup, NM
72 Wayne County Community College District Detroit, MI
73 Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester, MN
73 Grayson College Denison, TX
73 Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls, MN
76 Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences Reading, PA
77 Minot State University Minot, ND
78 University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton Morrilton, AR
79 Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria, MN
80 Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI
81 University of New Mexico - Taos Campus Ranchos de Taos, NM
81 North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton, ND
83 El Paso Community College El Paso, TX
84 Central Lakes College - Brainerd Brainerd, MN
85 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Flex Milwaukee, WI
86 Baton Rouge General School of Nursing Baton Rouge, LA
87 Genesee Community College Batavia, NY
88 Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Fennimore, WI
88 Bismarck State College Bismarck, ND
90 Raritan Valley Community College Branchburg, NJ
91 Spokane Community College Spokane, WA
91 Minnesota State College Southeast Winona, MN
91 Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA
94 Western Technical College La Crosse, WI
95 Northwest Iowa Community College Sheldon, IA
95 Butte College Oroville, CA
97 Cypress College Cypress, CA
97 Century College - White Bear Lake White Bear Lake, MN
99 Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe, NM
100 Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Winona, MN
101 Rogue Community College Grants Pass, OR
102 Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
103 Howard College Big Spring, TX
104 Seward County Community College Liberal, KS
104 Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City, KS
106 South Central College North Mankato, MN
107 Washington State Community College Marietta, OH
108 Normandale Community College Bloomington, MN
109 Fresno City College Fresno, CA
110 Northland Community and Technical College Thief River Falls, MN
111 University of New Mexico - Valencia County Campus Los Lunas, NM
112 Lake Superior College Duluth, MN
113 Olympic College Bremerton, WA
114 Houston Community College Houston, TX
115 College of the Canyons Santa Clarita, CA
116 Laredo Community College Laredo, TX
117 Midland College Midland, TX
118 Itawamba Community College Fulton, MS
118 Pierce College-Puyallup Puyallup, WA
120 Grantham University Lenexa, KS
121 Bemidji State University Bemidji, MN
122 NorthWest Arkansas Community College Bentonville, AR
123 College of the Sequoias Visalia, CA
124 Umpqua Community College Roseburg, OR
124 Trinity Health System School of Nursing Steubenville, OH
126 Big Bend Community College Moses Lake, WA
126 North Central Kansas Technical College Beloit, KS
128 Texarkana College Texarkana, TX
129 Vernon College Vernon, TX
130 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay, WI
131 City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
132 United States University San Diego, CA
133 Oklahoma Panhandle State University Goodwell, OK
133 Butler Community College El Dorado, KS
135 Navarro College Corsicana, TX
136 Jameson Health System New Castle, PA
137 Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Shell Lake, WI
138 Mississippi University for Women Columbus, MS
139 Antelope Valley College Lancaster, CA
139 West Hills College-Lemoore Lemoore, CA
141 Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia, MS
142 North Arkansas College Harrison, AR
142 Crowder College Neosho, MO
144 Yuba College Marysville, CA
145 American Public University System Charles Town, WV
145 Baptist Health College - Little Rock Little Rock, AR
147 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA
148 Temple College Temple, TX
148 Saint Vincent College Latrobe, PA
150 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Shadyside School of Nursing Pittsburgh, PA
151 Denver College of Nursing Denver, CO
152 Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla, WA
153 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
154 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa, TX
155 West Georgia Technical College Waco, GA
156 Southern Maine Community College South Portland, ME
157 Hawkeye Community College Waterloo, IA
158 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
158 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
158 Hibbing Community College Hibbing, MN
161 Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee, WI
162 Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln, NE
163 South Arkansas Community College El Dorado, AR
164 Linfield College - Online and Continuing Education McMinnville, OR
164 Southeastern Community College West Burlington, IA
166 Prince George’s Community College Largo, MD
167 Holmes Community College Goodman, MS
167 Moorpark College Moorpark, CA
169 Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis, MN
170 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
171 College of Eastern Idaho Idaho Falls, ID
172 Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar, IA
173 Middlesex County College Edison, NJ
174 Ocean County College Toms River, NJ
175 Riverside College of Health Careers Newport News, VA
176 Universidad del Turabo Gurabo, PR
177 East Central Community College Decatur, MS
178 Black River Technical College Pocahontas, AR
178 Aiken Technical College Graniteville, SC
178 Evergreen Valley College San Jose, CA
181 Rasmussen College - Minnesota St. Cloud, MN
181 Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, IL
183 Ellsworth Community College Iowa Falls, IA
184 Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland, WI
184 Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL
186 Kilgore College Kilgore, TX
187 Rasmussen College - Florida Ocala, FL
187 Mercy Hospital School of Nursing Pittsburgh, PA
187 Riverside City College Riverside, CA
190 Columbia Basin College Pasco, WA
190 Rowan College at Burlington County Mount Laurel, NJ
192 Saint Louis Community College Saint Louis, MO
193 Mountain View College Dallas, TX
193 Williston State College Williston, ND
195 American River College Sacramento, CA
196 Ranger College Ranger, TX
196 North Central Missouri College Trenton, MO
198 Manhattan Area Technical College Manhattan, KS
198 Hinds Community College Raymond, MS
198 Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, CA
201 Mott Community College Flint, MI
201 New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Las Cruces, NM
203 San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino, CA
203 Pasadena City College Pasadena, CA
203 St Margaret School of Nursing Pittsburgh, PA
203 Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale, AZ
207 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom Lakewood, WA
208 Napa Valley College Napa, CA
209 Rasmussen College - Illinois Rockford, IL
210 Wilmington University New Castle, DE
211 College of the Ouachitas Malvern, AR
212 Bergen Community College Paramus, NJ
213 Henry Ford College Dearborn, MI
214 Colorado Northwestern Community College Rangely, CO
215 Forsyth Technical Community College Winston-Salem, NC
216 Blackhawk Technical College Janesville, WI
216 Union County College Cranford, NJ
218 Victor Valley College Victorville, CA
218 College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, ID
220 North Georgia Technical College Clarkesville, GA
221 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
222 Borough of Manhattan Community College New York, NY
223 Arizona Western College Yuma, AZ
224 MSU Texas Wichita Falls, TX
224 Mayo Clinic School of Medicine Rochester, MN
226 Central Ohio Technical College Newark, OH
226 Howard Community College Columbia, MD
228 Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA
228 Rio Hondo College Whittier, CA
230 GateWay Community College - Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
230 Monroe County Community College Monroe, MI
232 Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor, MI
233 Ohio University - Zanesville Campus Zanesville, OH
234 Shasta College Redding, CA
235 Hostos Community College Bronx, NY
235 College of the Redwoods Eureka, CA
235 SUNY Delhi Delhi, NY
235 Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global Marion, IN
239 Ventura College Ventura, CA
240 Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA
241 Atlanta Technical College Atlanta, GA
241 Harford Community College Bel Air, MD
243 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
243 Bethel University McKenzie, TN
245 Northern Maine Community College Presque Isle, ME
245 Cabrillo College Aptos, CA
247 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
247 Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Provo, UT
249 The Graduate Center, CUNY New York, NY
250 West Texas A&M University Canyon, TX
251 Pearl River Community College Poplarville, MS
252 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
253 Trinity Valley Community College Athens, TX
253 Compton College Compton, CA
253 Kapiolani Community College Honolulu, HI
256 Highland Community College Freeport, IL
256 Rasmussen College - North Dakota Fargo, ND
256 Macomb Community College Warren, MI
259 Otero Junior College La Junta, CO
259 Rasmussen College-Kansas Topeka, KS

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great value schools for Nursing students seeking value that almost earned our Best Value Nursing Schools award.

Rank College Location
261 Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo Arecibo, PR
262 Passaic County Community College Paterson, NJ
262 Southeastern Technical College Vidalia, GA
262 Dakota College at Bottineau Bottineau, ND
262 Clarkson College Omaha, NE
266 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome, GA
266 Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA
268 Southern University at Shreveport Shreveport, LA
269 Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson, MS
269 Augusta Technical College Augusta, GA
269 Sacramento City College Sacramento, CA
269 Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor, MI
273 Rasmussen College - Wisconsin Green Bay, WI
273 John A Logan College Carterville, IL
275 Glendale Community College Glendale, AZ
275 South Louisiana Community College Lafayette, LA
277 West Shore Community College Scottville, MI
277 Clark State Community College Springfield, OH
277 Morningside College Sioux City, IA
280 Ohio University - Southern Campus Ironton, OH
281 Pitt Community College Winterville, NC
282 Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler, AZ
283 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
283 Nicholls State University Thibodaux, LA
285 Kentucky Christian University Grayson, KY
286 North Iowa Area Community College Mason City, IA
286 Thomas Edison State University Trenton, NJ
288 Excelsior College Albany, NY
288 Florence-Darlington Technical College Florence, SC
290 Cochise County Community College District Sierra Vista, AZ
290 College of Western Idaho Nampa, ID
290 Texas State Technical College Waco, TX
290 Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin, GA
290 Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ
290 Central Maine Community College Auburn, ME
296 Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa, IA
296 Northeast Texas Community College Mount Pleasant, TX
296 Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing Teaneck, NJ
299 Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor, MI
300 East Central College Union, MO
301 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC
301 Kennebec Valley Community College Fairfield, ME
301 Central Georgia Technical College Warner Robins, GA
304 Johnson County Community College Overland Park, KS
305 Oregon Coast Community College Newport, OR
305 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
305 Pima Community College Tucson, AZ
305 Southwest Texas Junior College Uvalde, TX
305 St Charles Community College Cottleville, MO
310 Carroll Community College Westminster, MD
311 Glen Oaks Community College Centreville, MI
312 Los Angeles Valley College Valley Glen, CA
312 Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, NM
314 Kettering College Kettering, OH
315 Rend Lake College Ina, IL
315 Kellogg Community College Battle Creek, MI
315 Mohave Community College Kingman, AZ
318 Golden West College Huntington Beach, CA
318 Santa Ana College Santa Ana, CA
320 Brookdale Community College Lincroft, NJ
320 Cerritos College Norwalk, CA
322 University of Phoenix - Colorado Lone Tree, CO
322 Memorial College of Nursing Albany, NY
324 Wor-Wic Community College Salisbury, MD
325 Franklin University Columbus, OH
326 Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland, OH
326 Western Oklahoma State College Altus, OK
326 Baptist Health System School of Health Professions San Antonio, TX
329 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
329 Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus Portales, NM
331 Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Orangeburg, SC
331 New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas, NM
331 Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove, IL
334 North Central Texas College Gainesville, TX
334 Adventist University of Health Sciences Orlando, FL
334 Piedmont Technical College Greenwood, SC
334 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
334 Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
339 Centra College of Nursing Lynchburg, VA
339 State Fair Community College Sedalia, MO
339 Mt. San Antonio College Walnut, CA
342 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
342 Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
342 Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Roswell, NM
342 Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL

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Region
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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
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Southwest
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One of 34 majors within the area of study, nursing has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 99,641
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,192
Allied Health Professions 86,697
Health & Medical Administrative Services 82,868
Public Health 36,569

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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