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Undergraduate Certificate in Nursing

2,530 Yearly Graduations
$52,700 Median Salary
$14,875 Median Debt
This degree is more popular with female students, and about 29% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.6% of nursing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors

In 2017-2018, 2,530 earned their undergraduate certificate in nursing. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in nursing at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 150,125
Associate’s Degree 80,167
Master’s Degree 48,419
Doctor’s Degree 7,921
Graduate Certificate 3,082
Undergraduate Certificate 2,530
Basic Certificate 1,389

Earnings of Nursing Majors With Undergraduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in nursing is $52,700. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

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 86.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 332
Women 2,198
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 123
Black or African American 236
Hispanic or Latino 314
White 1,710
International Students 16
Other Races/Ethnicities 131
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 51,730
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 43,025
Health/Medical Admin Services 19,198
Allied Health Professions 14,211
Dental Support Services 11,304


*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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