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Nursing Schools in Texas

22,127 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Nursing is the 3rd most popular major in the state out of a total 312 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Texas

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 11,578
Associate’s Degree 6,182
Master’s Degree 3,221
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 427
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 427
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 427
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 346
Post-Master’s Certificate 228
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 228
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 145
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 145

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in TX Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 6.8%
  • Black or African American: 13.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 26.9%
  • White: 47.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.1%
  • Other Races: 4.9%
Nursing Majors in TX Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Texas

In this state, there are 262,420 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. TX

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Texas

In this state, nursing grads earn an average of $85,900. Nationwide, they make an average of $106,910.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 121 colleges in Texas that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

5,045 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
47,899 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 5.80% which is lower than average. A typical student attending UT Arlington will pay a net price of $12,410. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

1,396 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,083 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 0.80% which is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 97% are considered full time. In their early career, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center grads earn an average salary of $68,300.

833 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,335 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 5 to 1. The student loan default rate of 0.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $66,200 a year.

733 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
15,518 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 6.60% which is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. 93% of students get financical aid.

640 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
25,151 Total Students

20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Most students complete their degree in 4.82 years. A typical student attending UTEP will pay a net price of $9,032.

#6

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands
626 Degrees in Major Awarded
73,499 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $6,698. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 57% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

596 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,343 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 96%. The 0.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

589 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
10,206 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,400 a year. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 72% are considered full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.70%.

427 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,510 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. The student loan default rate of 8.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 61% are considered full time.

390 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,292 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The 1.20% student loan default rate is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $62,500 a year.

Nursing Careers in TX

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title TX Job Growth TX Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 44% $108,660
Medical and Health Services Managers 30% $95,590
Nursing Instructors and Professors 29% $68,620
Nurse Anesthetists 26% $159,670
Registered Nurses 24% $72,000

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

Major Annual Graduates in TX
Allied Health Services 9,689
Allied Health Professions 6,486
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 5,141
Health/Medical Admin Services 4,371
Dental Support Services 2,284
Health Sciences & Services 2,120
Rehabilitation Professions 1,617
Communication Sciences 1,572

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