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Nursing Schools in Tennessee

In 2018-2019, 5,664 students earned their Nursing degrees in TN.

As a degree choice, Nursing is the 3rd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Tennessee

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,898
Master’s Degree 1,239
Associate’s Degree 1,210
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 242
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 242
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 242
Post-Master’s Certificate 75
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 75

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in TN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.7%
  • Black or African American: 10.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.5%
  • White: 78.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 4.8%
Nursing Majors in TN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Tennessee

In this state, there are 80,860 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. TN

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Tennessee

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $85,040, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 46 colleges in Tennessee that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

474 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,317 Total Students

97% of students get financical aid. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.60%. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.

448 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
12,824 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $53,400 after earning their degree at this institution. This private institution charges an average net price of $20,253. The student loan default rate of 1.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

399 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
4,798 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $15,053. 46% of the teachers are full time.

384 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
21,458 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $31,700 a year. 98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,048.

295 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
28,894 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. The student loan default rate of 4.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 87% of the teachers are full time.

293 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
2,942 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $25,016. The 4.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. In their early career, Southern Adventist grads earn an average salary of $33,100.

#7

Union University

Jackson
260 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
3,247 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 4.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Graduates earn an average $35,500 after graduation. Most students complete their degree in 4.15 years.

205 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,280 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 7 to 1. The student loan default rate of 4.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The full-time teacher rate is 64%.

#9

King University

Bristol
195 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
1,948 Total Students

The average student takes 4.30 years to complete their degree at King. This private institution charges an average net price of $21,302. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.

#10

Belmont University

Nashville
189 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
8,260 Total Students

41% of the teachers are full time. An average student at Belmont will pay a net price of $35,861. 92% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

Nursing Careers in TN

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title TN Job Growth TN Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 40% $96,440
Nursing Instructors and Professors 28% $67,660
Medical and Health Services Managers 25% $89,050
Nurse Midwives 25% $86,790
Registered Nurses 19% $60,120
Nurse Anesthetists 19% $150,780

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

Major Annual Graduates in TN
Allied Health Professions 2,513
Allied Health Services 1,892
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,628
Health/Medical Admin Services 790
Dental Support Services 700
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 539
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 507
Rehabilitation Professions 502

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