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Nursing Schools in California

In 2018-2019, 2,924 students earned their Nursing degrees in CA.

A Nursing major is the 6th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in California

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 2,496
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 289
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 289
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 289
Post-Master’s Certificate 139
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 139

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 28.6%
  • Black or African American: 8.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 17.4%
  • White: 31.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.8%
  • Other Races: 12.7%
Nursing Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in California

In this state, there are 347,710 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Nursing Jobs in California

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $125,770, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 44 colleges in California that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

265 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,054 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 0.40% which is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. 44% of the teachers are full time.

233 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
10,713 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 85% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 42% are considered full time. An average student at USFCA will pay a net price of $32,782.

202 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
10,095 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $25,451. The full-time teacher rate is 40%.

191 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
44,537 Total Students

A typical student attending UCLA will pay a net price of $14,171. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.30%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time.

171 Degrees in Major Awarded
596 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 32%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. In their early career, CDU grads earn an average salary of $67,100.

150 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
9,073 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. The 1.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. It takes the average student 4.16 years to graduate.

141 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,424 Total Students

86% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. An average student at West Coast University - Orange County will pay a net price of $42,206. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 16% are considered full time.

138 Degrees in Major Awarded

Graduates earn an average $95,400 after graduation. The student loan default rate is 0.40% which is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 59% are considered full time.

129 Degrees in Major Awarded

The full-time teacher rate is 83%. The 0.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $108,100 a year.

106 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
37,466 Total Students

The 2.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 5.03 years. Of all the students who attend this school, 82% get financial aid.

Nursing Careers in CA

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 35% $126,890
Nurse Anesthetists 29% $197,640
Nursing Instructors and Professors 26% $96,580
Medical and Health Services Managers 25% $116,080
Registered Nurses 16% $104,410

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

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Rehabilitation Professions 2,368
Public Health 1,839
Mental & Social Health Services 1,320
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 1,266
Health/Medical Admin Services 1,187
Medicine 1,121
Alternative Medicine & Systems 1,104
Dentistry 759

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