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Nursing Schools in Delaware

116 students earned Nursing degrees in Delaware in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Nursing is the 6th most popular major in the state out of a total 91 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Delaware

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 83
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 33
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 33
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 33

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in DE Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.6%
  • Black or African American: 20.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.7%
  • White: 66.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.9%
  • Other Races: 7.8%
Nursing Majors in DE Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Delaware

14,050 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. DE

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Delaware

Nursing grads earn an average of $108,340 in the state and $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 3 colleges in Delaware that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 3 below:


Wilmington University

New Castle
79 Degrees in Major Awarded
23% Graduation Rate
14,730 Total Students

13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 8.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 89% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
23,808 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $46,700 after graduation. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 84% of students get financical aid.


Wesley College

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
20% Graduation Rate
1,151 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.42 years. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $30,200 a year.

Nursing Careers in DE

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title DE Job Growth DE Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 27% $105,390
Nursing Instructors and Professors 21% $0
Medical and Health Services Managers 15% $114,480
Registered Nurses 14% $73,030
Nurse Anesthetists 10% $169,140
Nurse Midwives 0% $96,860

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

Major Annual Graduates in DE
Health/Medical Admin Services 272
Rehabilitation Professions 68
Mental & Social Health Services 27
Communication Sciences 22
Public Health 14
Health Sciences & Services 9

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