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2021 Most Popular Nursing Schools

2,151 Colleges
$67,065 Avg Salary
$26,282 Avg Student Debt

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.

The Most Popular Nursing Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 2,151 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Nursing program at each school on the list.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Nursing Colleges.

#1

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

Our 2021 rankings named Western Governors University the most popular school in the United States for nursing students. WGU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Salt Lake City.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Chamberlain University - Illinois is a great place for nursing students. Chamberlain - Illinois is a very large private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Addison.

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#3

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Grand Canyon University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Nursing Schools list. Grand Canyon University is a very large private for-profit school located in the large city of Phoenix.

The average amount in student loans that nursing majors at Grand Canyon University take out is $32,934. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $378, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 2,151 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, The University of Texas at Arlington landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Arlington, UT Arlington is a public school with a very large student population.

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#5

Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

Out of the 2,151 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Walden University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, Walden University is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, nursing graduates from Walden University carry an average student debt load of $53,556. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $614, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Ohio University - Athens Campus came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Nursing Schools ranking. Located in the distant town of Athens, OHIO Athens is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that nursing majors at OHIO Athens take out is $23,749. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $264, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

With a ranking of #7, Capella University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students. Capella University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Minneapolis.

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National University College ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Nursing Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Bayamon, National University College is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #9, South University’s online programs did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students. South University's online programs is a medium-sized private for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Savannah.

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#10

Excelsior College

Albany, NY

Excelsior College landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular nursing programs. Located in the city of Albany, Excelsior College is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, nursing majors at Excelsior College accumulate an average of around $18,138 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $200, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #11, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students. Located in the large city of Lubbock, TTUHSC is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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#12

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Nursing Schools ranking. Located in the city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, nursing graduates from Ivy Tech Community College take out $13,328 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $138, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Phoenix - Arizona did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for nursing students. It came in at #13 on the list. UOPX - Arizona is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the large city of Tempe.

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University of South Alabama did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for nursing students. It came in at #14 on the list. USA is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Mobile.

Nursing majors at USA take out an average of $44,057 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $506, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Maryville University of Saint Louis landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular nursing programs. Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, Maryville U is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

After completing their degree, nursing graduates from Maryville U carry an average student debt load of $42,102. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $482, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#16

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

Kaplan University-Indianapolis did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for nursing students. It came in at #16 on the list. Kaplan University-Indianapolis is a very large public school located in the large city of Indianapolis.

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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for nursing students. It came in at #17 on the list. UC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Cincinnati.

Nursing majors at UC take out an average of $30,200 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $334.

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Rasmussen College - Florida ranked #18 on this year’s Most Popular Nursing Schools list. Rasmussen College - Florida is a medium-sized private for-profit school located in the small city of Ocala.

On average, nursing graduates from Rasmussen College - Florida take out $22,498 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $233.

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#19

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for nursing students. It came in at #19 on the list. Drexel is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Philadelphia.

Nursing majors at Drexel take out an average of $34,810 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $394, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Alabama at Birmingham ranked #20 on this year’s Most Popular Nursing Schools list. UAB is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Birmingham.

While working on their degree, nursing majors at UAB accumulate an average of around $34,419 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $394, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Southern New Hampshire University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for nursing students. It came in at #21 on the list. SNHU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Manchester.

On average, nursing graduates from SNHU take out $13,608 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $141.

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American Sentinel University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for nursing students. It came in at #22 on the list. Located in the city of Aurora, American Sentinel University is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #23, Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students. Located in the rural area of Marion, IWU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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University of North Carolina at Wilmington came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Nursing Schools ranking. UNCW is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Wilmington.

Nursing majors at UNCW take out an average of $24,452 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $274.

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University of South Florida - Main Campus ranked #25 on this year’s Most Popular Nursing Schools list. Located in the city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public college with a very large student population.

Nursing majors at USF Tampa take out an average of $39,975 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $458, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#26

Aspen University

Denver, CO
#27

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL
#36

Miami Dade College

Miami, FL
#37

Simmons University

Boston, MA
#44

Jersey College

Teterboro, NJ
#46

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX
#47

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ
#48

New York University

New York, NY
#50

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, VA

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the remainder of the colleges awarded a Most Popular Nursing Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 2151 different United States nursing schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
51 The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX
53 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, LA
54 The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler, TX
55 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
55 West Coast University - Los Angeles North Hollywood, CA
57 Wilmington University New Castle, DE
58 Jacksonville University Jacksonville, FL
59 Molloy College Rockville Centre, NY
60 Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
61 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
62 George Washington University Washington, DC
63 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
64 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
65 Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
66 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
67 Regis College Weston, MA
68 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
69 Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
70 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
70 Adelphi University Garden City, NY
72 Duke University Durham, NC
73 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
74 Regis University Denver, CO
75 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
76 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
77 University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
78 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO
79 Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR
80 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
80 Universidad Metropolitana San Juan, PR
82 Florida International University Miami, FL
83 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
84 Washington State University Pullman, WA
85 East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN
86 Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay Saint Petersburg, FL
87 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
88 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
89 University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE
89 Emory University Atlanta, GA
91 Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College Saint Louis, MO
92 Mississippi University for Women Columbus, MS
93 Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL
94 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
95 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
96 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
97 EDP University - San Juan San Juan, PR
98 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches, LA
99 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
100 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
101 Unitek College Fremont, CA
102 University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston, MA
103 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
104 Galen College of Nursing - San Antonio San Antonio, TX
105 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
106 Hondros College of Nursing Westerville, OH
106 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
106 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Lancaster, PA
109 The College of Saint Scholastica Duluth, MN
110 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
111 Augusta University Augusta, GA
112 Resurrection University Chicago, IL
112 Mount Carmel College of Nursing Columbus, OH
114 Gwynedd Mercy University Gwynedd Valley, PA
115 LIU Post Brookville, NY
116 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, AR
117 Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, TN
118 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
119 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
120 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
121 University of Michigan - Flint Flint, MI
121 California State University - Fullerton Fullerton, CA
123 Winston - Salem State University Winston-Salem, NC
124 University of Memphis Memphis, TN
125 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
126 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Boston, MA
126 Rush University Chicago, IL
128 Arkansas State University - Main Campus Jonesboro, AR
128 Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX
130 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
131 National University La Jolla, CA
132 University of Mississippi University, MS
132 Denver College of Nursing Denver, CO
134 University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, AL
134 Roseman University of Health Sciences Henderson, NV
136 Utica College Utica, NY
137 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
138 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
139 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
140 Pace University - New York New York, NY
141 West Coast University - Ontario Ontario, CA
142 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
143 Butler Community College El Dorado, KS
144 Hunter College New York, NY
145 Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre, PA
145 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
147 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
147 University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI
149 Laboure College Milton, MA
150 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
150 Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Santurce, PR
152 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
153 Daytona State College Daytona Beach, FL
154 Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs, CO
155 University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
156 University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City, OK
157 Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL
157 Holy Family University Philadelphia, PA
159 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
159 Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA
161 Florida National University - Main Campus Hialeah, FL
161 Marian University Indianapolis, IN
163 Chamberlain University - Georgia Atlanta, GA
163 Villanova University Villanova, PA
165 Boise State University Boise, ID
165 University of South Carolina - Upstate Spartanburg, SC
165 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
168 Delaware Technical Community College - Terry Dover, DE
168 Georgetown University Washington, DC
170 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
171 AmeriTech College - Draper Draper, UT
171 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
173 Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, AL
173 Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC
175 University of Southern Indiana Evansville, IN
175 Columbia Central University - Caguas Caguas, PR
177 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
178 Chamberlain University - Florida Jacksonville, FL
178 Chamberlain University - Texas Houston, TX
178 Creighton University Omaha, NE
181 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans New Orleans, LA
182 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
182 Graceland University - Lamoni Lamoni, IA
184 MGH Institute of Health Professions Boston, MA
184 Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network Boston, MA
186 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
186 Thomas Edison State University Trenton, NJ
188 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
189 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
189 Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
191 Florida SouthWestern State College Fort Myers, FL
192 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
192 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
194 Troy University Troy, AL
195 The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences Cincinnati, OH
196 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
196 Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland, OH
196 Rivier University Nashua, NH
196 State College of Florida - Manatee - Sarasota Bradenton, FL
200 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
201 Miami Regional University Miami Springs, FL
202 University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS
203 Winona State University Winona, MN
204 California State University - Sacramento Sacramento, CA
205 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
205 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
207 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
207 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
207 Union County College Cranford, NJ
207 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
211 Mercy College of Ohio Toledo, OH
211 University of Akron Main Campus Akron, OH
211 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
214 Southern Adventist University Collegedale, TN
214 Baylor University Waco, TX
216 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
216 Mount Saint Mary’s University Los Angeles, CA
218 Barry University Miami, FL
219 Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN
220 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
220 Lehman College Bronx, NY
222 St Catherine University Saint Paul, MN
222 California University of Pennsylvania California, PA
224 Towson University Towson, MD
225 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
226 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
226 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
226 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
226 Marshall University Huntington, WV
230 University of Phoenix - California Costa Mesa, CA
231 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
232 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC
233 Goodwin College East Hartford, CT
233 Benedictine University Lisle, IL
233 Clarkson College Omaha, NE
236 Columbus State University Columbus, GA
237 Arizona State University - Skysong Scottsdale, AZ
238 Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford, OK
238 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
240 Baptist Health System School of Health Professions San Antonio, TX
241 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
242 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
243 Ball State University Muncie, IN
243 D’Youville College Buffalo, NY
243 Montana State University Bozeman, MT
246 Wayne State University Detroit, MI
247 Union University Jackson, TN
248 Brigham Young University - Idaho Rexburg, ID
248 Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies Fayette, MO
250 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
250 Loma Linda University Loma Linda, CA
252 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
253 University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO
253 Auburn University Auburn, AL
253 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
256 St. John Fisher College Rochester, NY
257 Nevada State College Henderson, NV
257 South Texas College McAllen, TX
257 Rutgers University - Camden Camden, NJ
257 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
257 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
262 Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL
263 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
263 Widener University Chester, PA
263 Indian River State College Fort Pierce, FL
263 Baptist Health College - Little Rock Little Rock, AR
267 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg, TX
268 GateWay Community College - Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
268 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
268 Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, MN
271 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
271 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
271 University of Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
271 Community College of Rhode Island Warwick, RI
275 Seattle University Seattle, WA
275 Lamar University Beaumont, TX
277 Wright State University - Main Campus Dayton, OH
278 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
278 California State University - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
278 Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor, MI
281 SUNY Empire State College Saratoga Springs, NY
281 Curry College Milton, MA
283 Saginaw Valley State University University Center, MI
283 DePaul University Chicago, IL
285 Pasco-Hernando State College New Port Richey, FL
285 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
287 Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL
287 Herzing University - Madison Madison, WI
287 Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, NM
287 Yale University New Haven, CT
287 Daemen College Amherst, NY
287 University of Missouri - St Louis Saint Louis, MO
287 Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences Kansas City, MO
287 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, AR
295 Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills, MI
296 Middle Georgia State University Macon, GA
297 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
297 Rasmussen College - Illinois Rockford, IL
299 Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
299 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
299 Lewis University Romeoville, IL
299 University of Saint Francis - Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN
303 Nightingale College Salt Lake City, UT
303 University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
305 California Baptist University Riverside, CA
305 The College at Brockport Brockport, NY
307 Valencia College Orlando, FL
307 Albany State University Albany, GA
307 Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Peoria, IL
310 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
311 Stevenson University Stevenson, MD
311 Owens Community College Perrysburg, OH
313 University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
313 Saint Xavier University Chicago, IL
313 Polk State College Winter Haven, FL
316 Trocaire College Buffalo, NY
316 SUNY Delhi Delhi, NY
316 Chamberlain University - Arizona Phoenix, AZ
319 EDP University - San Sebastian San Sebastian, PR
320 University of Delaware Newark, DE
320 Illinois State University Normal, IL
320 MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe, KS

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional popular schools for Nursing students that almost earned our Most Popular Nursing Schools award.

Rank College Location
323 Carlow University Pittsburgh, PA
323 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
325 New Jersey City University Jersey City, NJ
325 El Paso Community College El Paso, TX
325 Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Omaha, NE
328 Samford University Birmingham, AL
329 Baker College Flint, MI
330 Northeastern University Boston, MA
330 Clemson University Clemson, SC
330 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
333 Cox College Springfield, MO
334 University of Portland Portland, OR
335 Allen College Waterloo, IA
335 Trident Technical College Charleston, SC
335 MSU Texas Wichita Falls, TX
335 Oklahoma City Community College Oklahoma City, OK
339 Seminole State College of Florida Sanford, FL
339 SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Brooklyn, NY
339 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
339 Pensacola State College Pensacola, FL
343 Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond, LA
343 University of St Francis Joliet, IL
343 Delgado Community College New Orleans, LA
346 Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Metro San Juan, PR
347 Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
347 Wichita State University Wichita, KS
347 Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT
347 Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ
351 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA
351 San Antonio College San Antonio, TX
353 College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV
354 Washburn University Topeka, KS
355 Pima Community College Tucson, AZ
355 College of Staten Island CUNY Staten Island, NY
357 University of Washington - Bothell Campus Bothell, WA
357 California State University - Dominguez Hills Carson, CA
359 The University of Tennessee - Health Science Center Memphis, TN
359 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
359 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay, WI
359 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston, MS
363 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
363 Mount Saint Mary College Newburgh, NY
365 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
365 Southwest Baptist University Bolivar, MO
365 South University, Tampa Tampa, FL
368 Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA
368 Delaware County Community College Media, PA
370 Lorain County Community College Elyria, OH
370 Collin County Community College District McKinney, TX
372 Chamberlain University - New Jersey North Brunswick, NJ
372 University of West Georgia Carrollton, GA
374 Jefferson State Community College Birmingham, AL
374 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
374 Helene Fuld College of Nursing New York, NY
374 University of Mary Hardin - Baylor Belton, TX
374 Aurora University Aurora, IL
374 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH
380 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
381 University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO
381 King University Bristol, TN
383 Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City, OK
384 Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
384 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
386 Riverside City College Riverside, CA
386 Rhode Island College Providence, RI
386 Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, CO
389 Greenville Technical College Greenville, SC
389 Fresno City College Fresno, CA
389 Mount St. Joseph University Cincinnati, OH
392 Pennsylvania State University - World Campus University Park, PA
392 Suffolk County Community College Selden, NY
394 Galen College of Nursing - Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
394 Belmont University Nashville, TN
394 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
397 Meridian Community College Meridian, MS
397 Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science Los Angeles, CA
397 University of North Georgia Dahlonega, GA
400 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
400 Bemidji State University Bemidji, MN
400 Gardner - Webb University Boiling Springs, NC
400 Tarleton State University Stephenville, TX
400 California State University - Fresno Fresno, CA
400 University of Maryland Global Campus Adelphi, MD
406 Salem State University Salem, MA
407 University of North Alabama Florence, AL
407 Lewis - Clark State College Lewiston, ID
407 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
410 Wagner College Staten Island, NY
411 Viterbo University La Crosse, WI
411 University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth North Dartmouth, MA
411 Dixie State University Saint George, UT
411 University of Providence Great Falls, MT
411 Fayetteville State University Fayetteville, NC
416 Concordia University, Wisconsin Mequon, WI
416 Research College of Nursing Kansas City, MO
416 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
419 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
419 Adventist University of Health Sciences Orlando, FL
419 Central Ohio Technical College Newark, OH
422 Ursuline College Pepper Pike, OH
422 Linfield College - School of Nursing Portland, OR
424 Mississippi College Clinton, MS
424 Bradley University Peoria, IL
424 Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
424 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
424 Chamberlain University - Ohio Columbus, OH
424 Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Baton Rouge, LA
424 Amarillo College Amarillo, TX

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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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