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Nursing Schools in Virginia

6,650 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Nursing major is the 3rd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,044
Associate’s Degree 2,310
Master’s Degree 637
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 447
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 191
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 191
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 191
Post-Master’s Certificate 21
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 21

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.9%
  • Black or African American: 15.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.9%
  • White: 63.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 8.8%
Nursing Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Virginia

In this state, there are 79,610 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Virginia

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $89,870, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 64 colleges in Virginia that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

ECPI University

Virginia Beach
609 Degrees in Major Awarded
32% Graduation Rate
12,947 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $20,554. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $29,000 after graduation.

#2

Liberty University

Lynchburg
532 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
79,152 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.00%. In their early career, Liberty University grads earn an average salary of $32,100.

436 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
30,697 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 4.10% which is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid. In their early career, VCU grads earn an average salary of $34,400.

306 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
24,176 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.61 years to graduate. A typical student attending Old Dominion will pay a net price of $15,680. Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid.

#5

James Madison University

Harrisonburg
264 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
21,751 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. The student loan default rate of 2.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Most students complete their degree in 4.23 years.

242 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
24,639 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 59% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. The student loan default rate is 1.50% which is lower than average.

236 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
37,316 Total Students

The average student takes 4.41 years to complete their degree at GMU. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $20,321.

178 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,144 Total Students

In their early career, John Tyler Community College grads earn an average salary of $27,500. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $6,837. The student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1.

176 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,737 Total Students

26% of the teachers are full time. 66% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.

#10

Shenandoah University

Winchester
166 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
3,817 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 4.10% which is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 58% are considered full time.

Nursing Careers in VA

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 44% $102,480
Nursing Instructors and Professors 28% $67,540
Medical and Health Services Managers 24% $104,010
Nurse Anesthetists 21% $187,640
Registered Nurses 14% $68,000

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Allied Health Professions 2,831
Mental & Social Health Services 2,596
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,734
Health/Medical Admin Services 1,526
Allied Health Services 1,488
Public Health 933
Rehabilitation Professions 662
Osteopathic Medicine 633

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