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Undergraduate Certificates in Nursing

2,700 Yearly Graduations
$52,700 Median Salary
$14,875 Median Debt
There are 107 schools in the United States where you can get your undergraduate certificate in nursing. 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 certificates were awarded to nursing majors. This earns it the #23 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate certificate programs in the nation.

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 Certificates

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.

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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.

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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 Certificates 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

There are 107 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in nursing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

St Lukes Hospital School of Nursing

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
130 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for nursing students seekingan undergraduate certificate is St Lukes Hospital School of Nursing. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The nursing program at St Lukes Hospital School of Nursing awarded 130 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 85% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

125 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in nursing. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The nursing program at Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health awarded 125 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 89% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

115 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Shadyside School of Nursing is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in nursing. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The nursing program at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Shadyside School of Nursing awarded 115 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 86% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

110 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in nursing. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 110 people received their undergraduate certificate in nursing from JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing. Of these students, 82% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, California
100 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saddleback College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in nursing. Roughly 19,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 100 undergraduate certificates were handed out to nursing majors at Saddleback College. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

100 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for nursing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The nursing program at Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences awarded 100 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 93% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Oakland Community College

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
94 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for nursing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Oakland Community College. Each year, around 15,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 94 people received their undergraduate certificate in nursing from Oakland Community College. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

#8

Aria Health School of Nursing

Trevose, Pennsylvania
92 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Aria Health School of Nursing is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in nursing. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 92 undergraduate certificates were handed out to nursing majors at Aria Health School of Nursing. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#9

Butler Community College

El Dorado, Kansas
90 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for nursing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Butler Community College. Roughly 7,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 90 people received their undergraduate certificate in nursing from Butler CC. About 86% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, California
84 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pasadena City College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in nursing. Roughly 26,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 84 people received their undergraduate certificate in nursing from Pasadena City College. Of these students, 76% were women and 70% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

79 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in nursing. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The nursing program at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing awarded 79 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 92% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Citizens School of Nursing

New Kensington, Pennsylvania
77 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for nursing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Citizens School of Nursing. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 77 undergraduate certificates were handed out to nursing majors at Citizens School of Nursing. Around 4% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 96% were women.

#13

Collins Career Center

Chesapeake, Ohio
74 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for nursing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Collins Career Center. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 74 people received their undergraduate certificate in nursing from Collins Career Center. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#14

Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
68 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for nursing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 68 people received their undergraduate certificate in nursing from Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Of these students, 88% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Regis College

Weston, Massachusetts
65 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Regis College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in nursing. Each year, around 3,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $42,650 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,280 per year.

The nursing program at Regis College awarded 65 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#15

Hawkeye Community College

Waterloo, Iowa
65 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hawkeye Community College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in nursing. Each year, around 5,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 65 undergraduate certificates were handed out to nursing majors at Hawkeye Community College. About 91% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

DLP Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center

Johnstown, Pennsylvania
59 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DLP Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in nursing. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 undergraduate certificates were handed out to nursing majors at Memorial Medical Center. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

58 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in nursing. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 58 undergraduate certificates were handed out to nursing majors at Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#18

Lutheran School of Nursing

Saint Louis, Missouri
58 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for nursing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Lutheran School of Nursing. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 58 people received their undergraduate certificate in nursing from Lutheran School of Nursing. Of these students, 88% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Watts School of Nursing

Durham, North Carolina
54 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for nursing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Watts School of Nursing. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 54 undergraduate certificates were handed out to nursing majors at Watts School of Nursing. Of these students, 89% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

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

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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