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Nursing Schools in Alabama

In 2018-2019, 2,401 students earned their Nursing degrees in AL.

A Nursing major is the 2nd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Alabama

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,888
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 385
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 385
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 385
Post-Master’s Certificate 128
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 128

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in AL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.7%
  • Black or African American: 17.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.8%
  • White: 69.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.1%
  • Other Races: 7.6%
Nursing Majors in AL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Alabama

58,980 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. AL

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Alabama

In this state, nursing grads earn an average of $95,970. Nationwide, they make an average of $106,910.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 14 colleges in Alabama that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

995 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
14,397 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 61% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $31,500 a year.

710 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
22,080 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 78% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 5.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

165 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
9,988 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $20,909. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,200 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate of 5.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

137 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
38,100 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 75% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 5.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $22,232.

104 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
16,436 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it. A typical student attending TROY will pay a net price of $13,313. The average student takes 4.66 years to complete their degree at TROY.

#6

Samford University

Birmingham
102 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
5,692 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 98% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid. The average student takes 4.23 years to complete their degree at Samford.

78 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
30,460 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,500 a year.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
7,702 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $12,557. It takes the average student 4.81 years to graduate. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,600 after earning their degree at this institution.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
9,021 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.79 years to graduate. Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

24 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
1,989 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.56 years. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. An average student at University of Mobile will pay a net price of $14,611.

Nursing Careers in AL

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title AL Job Growth AL Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 30% $95,010
Nursing Instructors and Professors 20% $64,010
Medical and Health Services Managers 16% $90,500
Nurse Anesthetists 15% $160,480
Registered Nurses 13% $57,930

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

Major Annual Graduates in AL
Rehabilitation Professions 330
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 280
Medicine 262
Public Health 260
Veterinary Medicine 172
Communication Sciences 165
Osteopathic Medicine 159
Allied Health Professions 144

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