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2022 Most Popular Nursing Schools

2,121 Colleges
$67,065 Avg Salary
$26,282 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Nursing School for You

In 2019-2020, 313,362 nursing students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #3 most popular in the country.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best 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.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Most Popular Nursing Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 2,121 schools in the United States to see which programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Nursing program at each school on the list.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for nursing majors pursuing a .

#1

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

Our analysis found Western Governors University to be the most popular school for nursing students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. WGU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City.

Full Nursing at Western Governors University Report

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Chamberlain University - Illinois. It ranked #2 on our 2022 Most Popular Nursing Schools list. Chamberlain - Illinois is a very large private for-profit school located in the 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 2022 Most Popular Nursing Schools list. Grand Canyon University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the 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.

Full Nursing at Grand Canyon University Report

Out of the 2,121 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, The University of Texas at Arlington landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Arlington, UT Arlington is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Full Nursing at The University of Texas at Arlington Report

#6

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

With a ranking of #6, Capella University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students. Capella University is a very large private for-profit school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

Full Nursing at Capella University Report

Ohio University - Athens Campus came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Nursing Schools ranking. Located in the town of Athens, OHIO Athens is a public school with a very 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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With a ranking of #8, National University College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students. Located in the medium-sized city of Bayamon, National University College is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular Nursing Schools list. Located in the large city of Lubbock, TTUHSC is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Read full report on Nursing at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

#10

Aspen University

Denver, CO

With a ranking of #10, Aspen University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students. Located in the large city of Denver, Aspen University is a private for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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With a ranking of #11, Maryville University of Saint Louis did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students. Located in the 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.

Full Nursing at Maryville University of Saint Louis Report

#12

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

With a ranking of #12, Ivy Tech Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students. 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 landed the #13 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular nursing programs. UOPX - Arizona is a very large private for-profit school located in the city of Tempe.

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With a ranking of #14, 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 city of Savannah.

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With a ranking of #14, University of Cincinnati - Main Campus did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students. UC is a fairly large public school located in the large 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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#16

Excelsior College

Albany, NY

Excelsior College came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Nursing Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Albany, Excelsior College is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly 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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University of South Alabama ranked #17 on this year’s Most Popular Nursing Schools list. USA is a large public school located in the medium-sized city of Mobile.

Nursing majors at USA take out an average of $44,057 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 $507.

Read full report on Nursing at University of South Alabama

#18

Purdue University Global

Indianapolis, IN

Purdue University Global came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Nursing Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, Purdue University Global is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #19, Rasmussen University - Florida did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students. Rasmussen University - Florida is a medium-sized private for-profit school located in the city of Ocala.

After completing their degree, nursing graduates from Rasmussen University - Florida carry an average student debt load of $22,498. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $233.

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With a ranking of #20, University of Alabama at Birmingham did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students. UAB is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized 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.

Full Nursing at University of Alabama at Birmingham Report

Southern New Hampshire University ranked #21 on this year’s Most Popular Nursing Schools list. SNHU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize 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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#22

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Nursing Schools ranking. Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Fort Lauderdale.

While working on their degree, nursing majors at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale accumulate an average of around $35,822 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $391, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

Read full report on Nursing at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

University of Central Florida landed the #23 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular nursing programs. UCF is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Orlando.

Nursing majors at UCF take out an average of $20,200 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 $226.

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West Coast University - Orange County did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for nursing students. It came in at #24 on the list. Located in the large city of Anaheim, West Coast University - Orange County is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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Frontier Nursing University came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Nursing Schools ranking. Located in the rural area of Hyden, Frontier Nursing University is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

While working on their degree, nursing majors at Frontier Nursing University accumulate an average of around $52,079 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $607.

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#26

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA
#29

Miami Dade College

Miami, FL
#35

Regis College

Weston, MA
#38

Simmons University

Boston, MA
#41

Miami Regional University

Miami Springs, FL
#43

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, VA
#45

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA
#46

West Coast University - Los Angeles

North Hollywood, CA
#48

Jersey College

Teterboro, NJ
#50

East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, TN

Remaining Award Winners

This list represents the rest 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 2121 different United States nursing schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Texas Woman’s University Denton, TX
52 Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
53 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
54 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
55 New York University New York, NY
55 Wilmington University New Castle, DE
57 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
58 Duke University Durham, NC
59 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
60 The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX
61 Jacksonville University Jacksonville, FL
62 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
63 George Washington University Washington, DC
64 Molloy College Rockville Centre, NY
65 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
66 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
67 The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX
68 Emory University Atlanta, GA
69 The University of West Florida Pensacola, FL
70 LIU Post Brookville, NY
71 West Coast University - Ontario Ontario, CA
72 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
73 Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
74 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
75 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
76 Galen College of Nursing - San Antonio San Antonio, TX
77 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
77 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
79 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
80 Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay Saint Petersburg, FL
81 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
82 Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR
83 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches, LA
84 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, LA
85 Florida International University Miami, FL
86 Adelphi University Garden City, NY
87 University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE
88 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
89 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO
89 Oak Point University Chicago, IL
91 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
92 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
93 Universidad Metropolitana San Juan, PR
94 University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, AL
95 University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
96 Mississippi University for Women Columbus, MS
97 Boise State University Boise, ID
98 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
98 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
100 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
101 Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College Saint Louis, MO
102 Florida SouthWestern State College Fort Myers, FL
103 Washington State University Pullman, WA
104 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
105 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Boston, MA
106 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
107 Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, TN
108 University of Michigan - Flint Flint, MI
109 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
109 Regis University Denver, CO
109 Denver College of Nursing Denver, CO
112 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Lancaster, PA
113 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
114 National University La Jolla, CA
114 Hunter College New York, NY
116 Arkansas State University - Main Campus Jonesboro, AR
117 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
118 Mount Carmel College of Nursing Columbus, OH
119 Arizona State University - Skysong Scottsdale, AZ
120 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
121 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
122 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
123 Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs, CO
124 Rush University Chicago, IL
125 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
125 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
127 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
128 Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Santurce, PR
128 Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, NY
130 California State University - Fullerton Fullerton, CA
131 The College of Saint Scholastica Duluth, MN
132 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
133 AmeriTech College - Draper Draper, UT
134 Pace University - New York New York, NY
135 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
136 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
137 University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City, OK
137 Utica College Utica, NY
139 University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston, MA
140 Pensacola State College Pensacola, FL
140 Creighton University Omaha, NE
140 Marian University Indianapolis, IN
143 University of Mississippi University, MS
144 Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA
145 Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX
145 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
147 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
147 California State University - San Marcos San Marcos, CA
147 Herzing University - Madison Madison, WI
150 Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, AL
151 Daytona State College Daytona Beach, FL
152 Yale University New Haven, CT
152 Augusta University Augusta, GA
154 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
155 Union County College Cranford, NJ
156 Rockhurst University Kansas City, MO
157 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
157 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
159 Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL
160 Laboure College Milton, MA
160 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, AR
160 Valencia College Orlando, FL
163 Georgetown University Washington, DC
164 Gwynedd Mercy University Gwynedd Valley, PA
165 Butler Community College El Dorado, KS
166 MGH Institute of Health Professions Boston, MA
166 Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC
166 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
169 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
169 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
169 University of Memphis Memphis, TN
172 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
173 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
174 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
174 Columbus State University Columbus, GA
176 Roseman University of Health Sciences Henderson, NV
177 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
178 Delaware Technical Community College - Terry Dover, DE
179 University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
180 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
181 Villanova University Villanova, PA
182 Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network Boston, MA
183 University of South Carolina - Upstate Spartanburg, SC
183 Rasmussen University - Illinois Rockford, IL
183 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
183 Chamberlain University - Georgia Atlanta, GA
187 Graceland University - Lamoni Lamoni, IA
188 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
189 Florida National University - Main Campus Hialeah, FL
189 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
189 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans New Orleans, LA
189 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
193 Towson University Towson, MD
193 Hondros College of Nursing Westerville, OH
195 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
196 Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
196 California State University - Sacramento Sacramento, CA
198 Winston - Salem State University Winston-Salem, NC
199 Fresno City College Fresno, CA
200 Nevada State College Henderson, NV
201 D’Youville College Buffalo, NY
201 University of Southern Indiana Evansville, IN
203 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
204 Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre, PA
205 Winona State University Winona, MN
206 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
207 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
207 Trocaire College Buffalo, NY
207 Baylor University Waco, TX
210 University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI
211 Wright State University - Main Campus Dayton, OH
211 Columbia Central University - Caguas Caguas, PR
213 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
213 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
213 Albany State University Albany, GA
216 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
216 State College of Florida - Manatee - Sarasota Bradenton, FL
216 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
216 Rutgers University - Camden Camden, NJ
220 St. John Fisher College Rochester, NY
220 Mount Saint Mary’s University Los Angeles, CA
222 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
222 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
222 United States University San Diego, CA
222 Lehman College Bronx, NY
226 University of Akron Main Campus Akron, OH
226 Mercy College of Ohio Toledo, OH
226 Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN
229 Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor, MI
230 Troy University Troy, AL
230 University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO
232 Pasco-Hernando State College New Port Richey, FL
233 Middle Georgia State University Macon, GA
234 Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, NM
235 Cox College Springfield, MO
235 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
237 Brigham Young University - Idaho Rexburg, ID
237 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA
239 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
239 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
239 Marshall University Huntington, WV
242 Chamberlain University - Florida Jacksonville, FL
242 Holy Family University Philadelphia, PA
242 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
245 Montana State University Bozeman, MT
245 Goodwin College East Hartford, CT
247 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
247 Helene Fuld College of Nursing New York, NY
247 The College at Brockport Brockport, NY
250 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
250 California State University - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
250 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
253 Bradley University Peoria, IL
254 Oklahoma City Community College Oklahoma City, OK
254 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
254 Widener University Chester, PA
257 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
257 St Catherine University Saint Paul, MN
259 SUNY Delhi Delhi, NY
260 Stevenson University Stevenson, MD
260 Benedictine University Lisle, IL
260 Seminole State College of Florida Sanford, FL
263 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
263 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
265 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
265 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
265 Wayne State University Detroit, MI
265 Rivier University Nashua, NH
269 University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS
269 University of Phoenix - California Costa Mesa, CA
269 Clemson University Clemson, SC
272 Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland, OH
272 Radford University Radford, VA
272 Barry University Miami, FL
275 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
275 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, AR
275 GateWay Community College Phoenix, AZ
278 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH
278 Community College of Rhode Island Warwick, RI
278 Baptist Health College - Little Rock Little Rock, AR
281 Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL
281 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
281 EDP University - San Juan San Juan, PR
281 Baptist Health System School of Health Professions San Antonio, TX
285 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
285 Indian River State College Fort Pierce, FL
285 Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
285 Loma Linda University Loma Linda, CA
289 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
289 Union University Jackson, TN
289 EDP University - San Sebastian San Sebastian, PR
292 University of Missouri - St Louis Saint Louis, MO
292 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
292 University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
295 Belmont University Nashville, TN
295 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
297 South College Knoxville, TN
298 Owens Community College Perrysburg, OH
298 University of Maryland Global Campus Adelphi, MD
298 South Texas College McAllen, TX
301 Clarkson College Omaha, NE
302 Ball State University Muncie, IN
302 Baker College Owosso, MI
302 DePaul University Chicago, IL
302 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
306 Lewis University Romeoville, IL
306 Davenport University Grand Rapids, MI
308 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC
309 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
310 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg, TX
311 Illinois State University Normal, IL
311 The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences Cincinnati, OH
311 Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford, OK
314 MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe, KS
314 El Paso Community College El Paso, TX
316 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
316 Thomas Edison State University Trenton, NJ
316 Polk State College Winter Haven, FL
316 Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies Fayette, MO
316 El Centro College Dallas, TX
316 Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT

Additional Noteworthy Schools

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

Rank College Location
322 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
323 University of Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
323 Southern Adventist University Collegedale, TN
325 University of St Francis Joliet, IL
326 California State University - Fresno Fresno, CA
327 Chamberlain University - Arizona Phoenix, AZ
328 Northeastern University Boston, MA
328 Samford University Birmingham, AL
330 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
330 Mercy College of Health Sciences Des Moines, IA
332 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay, WI
332 Madonna University Livonia, MI
334 University of Portland Portland, OR
334 SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Brooklyn, NY
336 College of Mount Saint Vincent Bronx, NY
336 Curry College Milton, MA
338 University of Saint Francis - Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN
339 Central Ohio Technical College Newark, OH
339 Jefferson State Community College Birmingham, AL
339 University of North Georgia Dahlonega, GA
339 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
339 Saint Xavier University Chicago, IL
339 Saginaw Valley State University University Center, MI
339 Bevill State Community College Jasper, AL
346 Ashland University Ashland, OH
347 Lamar University Beaumont, TX
347 California Baptist University Riverside, CA
347 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
347 University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
351 Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Omaha, NE
351 Bellarmine University Louisville, KY
353 Viterbo University La Crosse, WI
353 University of Delaware Newark, DE
355 Washburn University Topeka, KS
355 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
355 Mount Saint Mary College Newburgh, NY
358 College of Staten Island CUNY Staten Island, NY
359 Trident Technical College Charleston, SC
359 Salem State University Salem, MA
359 Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion, PA
362 California University of Pennsylvania California, PA
362 Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ
364 Indiana University - Kokomo Kokomo, IN
365 Suffolk County Community College Selden, NY
366 HCI College West Palm Beach, FL
367 Dixie State University Saint George, UT
367 Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN
367 University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO
367 Chamberlain University - Texas Houston, TX
367 Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL
372 Amarillo College Amarillo, TX
372 Delgado Community College New Orleans, LA
372 Henry Ford College Dearborn, MI
372 University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth North Dartmouth, MA
372 Tarleton State University Stephenville, TX
377 Carlow University Pittsburgh, PA
378 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston, MS
378 Fayetteville State University Fayetteville, NC
378 Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond, LA
378 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
382 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
382 South University, Tampa Tampa, FL
382 California State University - East Bay Hayward, CA
382 University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
386 College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV
386 Southwest Baptist University Bolivar, MO
386 Mercer University Macon, GA
389 Bryant & Stratton College - Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, VA
390 University of Washington - Bothell Campus Bothell, WA
390 Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
390 Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, CO
390 California State University - Dominguez Hills Carson, CA
390 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
395 Concordia University, Texas Lakeway, TX
395 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
395 Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, MN
398 Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Peoria, IL
398 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
398 Ursuline College Pepper Pike, OH
401 Concordia University, Wisconsin Mequon, WI
401 MSU Texas Wichita Falls, TX
403 University of California - San Francisco San Francisco, CA
403 Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
403 Lorain County Community College Elyria, OH
403 Daemen College Amherst, NY
407 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
407 Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL
409 Fairmont State University Fairmont, WV
409 Collin County Community College District McKinney, TX
409 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
409 Gardner - Webb University Boiling Springs, NC
413 Chamberlain University - New Jersey North Brunswick, NJ
413 Rappahannock Community College Glenns, VA
413 West Coast University-Miami Doral, FL
413 Linfield University - School of Nursing Portland, OR
413 Universal Career School Sweetwater, FL
413 Wagner College Staten Island, NY
413 University of West Georgia Carrollton, GA
420 Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science Los Angeles, CA
420 Midlands Technical College West Columbia, SC
420 Greenville Technical College Greenville, SC
423 King University Bristol, TN
424 Aurora University Aurora, IL
424 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
424 Montgomery College Rockville, MD
424 Wallace State Community College, Hanceville Hanceville, AL
424 Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, IA
424 Colegio Universitario de San Juan San Juan, PR

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 86,912
Health & Medical Administrative Services 81,317
Allied Health Professions 81,167
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 77,593
Public Health 38,020

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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Aleksahgabrielle.

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