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Nursing Schools in Utah

15,739 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Nursing major is the 1st most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Utah

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 10,787
Master’s Degree 3,394
Associate’s Degree 1,431
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 121
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 121
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 121
Post-Master’s Certificate 6
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 6

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in UT Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.5%
  • Black or African American: 6.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.8%
  • White: 75.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.1%
  • Other Races: 6.0%
Nursing Majors in UT Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Utah

27,000 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. UT

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Utah

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $104,770, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 20 colleges in Utah that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

12,832 Degrees in Major Awarded
14% Graduation Rate
121,437 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $39,300 after graduation. It takes the average student 4.67 years to graduate. 77% of the teachers are full time.

743 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
28,247 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.83 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,100 after earning their degree at this institution. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $11,832.

325 Degrees in Major Awarded
723 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $43,900 after graduation. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 55% of students receive it. The 8.70% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#4

University of Utah

Salt Lake City
314 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
33,023 Total Students

The 2.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 85% get financial aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $40,800 after earning their degree at this institution.

#5

Nightingale College

Salt Lake City
235 Degrees in Major Awarded
527 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. The 3.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 73%.

#6

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City
211 Degrees in Major Awarded
29,156 Total Students

22 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public school has an average net price of $7,561. Of all the students who attend this school, 65% get financial aid.

198 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
39,931 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $34,500 after graduation. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 25 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $7,572.

#8

Dixie State University

Saint George
183 Degrees in Major Awarded
18% Graduation Rate
9,950 Total Students

22 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 35% are considered full time. In their early career, Dixie State College grads earn an average salary of $28,600.

#9

Westminster College Utah

Salt Lake City
143 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
2,477 Total Students

The average student takes 4.40 years to complete their degree at Westminster College Salt Lake. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. The student loan default rate of 3.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

133 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
34,499 Total Students

71% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate is 1.50% which is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $41,100 after earning their degree at this institution.

Nursing Careers in UT

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title UT Job Growth UT Median Salary
Nursing Instructors and Professors 59% $73,260
Nurse Practitioners 51% $105,160
Nurse Midwives 44% $108,770
Medical and Health Services Managers 39% $89,900
Registered Nurses 36% $63,570
Nurse Anesthetists 33% $156,810

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

Major Annual Graduates in UT
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 2,036
Allied Health Services 1,686
Health/Medical Admin Services 1,073
Allied Health Professions 1,062
Public Health 804
Communication Sciences 622
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 596
Dental Support Services 428

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