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Nursing Schools in District of Columbia

In 2018-2019, 587 students earned their Nursing degrees in DC.

In terms of popularity, Nursing is the 5th most popular major in the state out of a total 167 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in District of Columbia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 518
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 35
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 35
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 35
Post-Master’s Certificate 34
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 34

Gender Distribution

In District of Columbia, a nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing Majors in DC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in District of Columbia is as follows:

  • Asian: 7.7%
  • Black or African American: 10.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.5%
  • White: 65.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.9%
  • Other Races: 8.9%
Nursing Majors in DC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in District of Columbia

In this state, there are 14,130 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. DC

Wages for Nursing Jobs in District of Columbia

Nursing grads earn an average of $109,800 in the state and $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 5 colleges in District of Columbia that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 5 below:


Georgetown University

307 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
19,593 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 1.20% which is lower than average. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $30,169. Most students complete their degree in 4.05 years.

230 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
27,814 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $33,734. Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $53,600 a year.

49 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
5,771 Total Students

52% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.50%.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
1,707 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $15,414. Graduates earn an average $32,300 after graduation. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it.


Howard University

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
9,399 Total Students

The average student takes 4.43 years to complete their degree at Howard. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1. 96% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

Nursing Careers in DC

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title DC Job Growth DC Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 30% $110,420
Nursing Instructors and Professors 29% $135,700
Medical and Health Services Managers 16% $127,960
Registered Nurses 12% $88,800
Nurse Anesthetists 0% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in DC
Public Health 531
Medicine 460
Health/Medical Admin Services 394
Rehabilitation Professions 140
Communication Sciences 117
Dentistry 89
Allied Health Professions 79
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 69

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