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Undergraduate Certificate in Nursing

2,700 Yearly Graduations
$52,700 Median Salary
$14,875 Median Debt
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 29% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 0.5% of nursing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors

In 2018-2019, 2,700 undergraduate certificate were awarded to nursing majors. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in nursing at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 154,540
Associate’s Degree 83,213
Master’s Degree 51,213
Doctor’s Degree 8,781
Graduate Certificate 3,386
Undergraduate Certificate 2,700
Basic Certificate 1,476

Earnings of Nursing Majors With Undergraduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in nursing is $52,700. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $50,175 to a high of $57,175.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in nursing is $14,875. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $19,051 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $10,750.


The median monthly payment of a nursing graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $154.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in nursing. About 87.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 331
Women 2,369
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificate in Nursing

The racial-ethnic distribution of nursing undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 114
Black or African American 303
Hispanic or Latino 273
White 1,884
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 112
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Students

Below are some popular majors that are similar to nursing that offer undergraduate certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Allied Health Services 48,726
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 44,340
Health/Medical Admin Services 16,916
Allied Health Professions 13,537
Dental Support Services 10,602


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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