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Nursing Schools in Florida

2,750 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Nursing is the 2nd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Florida

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 2,163
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 525
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 525
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 525
Post-Master’s Certificate 62
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 62

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in FL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 6.1%
  • Black or African American: 17.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 27.7%
  • White: 40.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.5%
  • Other Races: 7.2%
Nursing Majors in FL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Florida

There are 190,700 people in the state and 3,609,760 people in the nation working in nursing jobs.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. FL

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Florida

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $101,100, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 26 colleges in Florida that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

363 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
43,846 Total Students

A typical student attending USF Tampa will pay a net price of $9,838. The full-time teacher rate is 77%. In their early career, USF Tampa grads earn an average salary of $36,800.

#2

University of Miami

Coral Gables
244 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
17,331 Total Students

The average student takes 4.16 years to complete their degree at U Miami. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $47,500 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

#3

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville
230 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
4,213 Total Students

62% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.27 years to complete their degree at JU. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $42,700 after earning their degree at this institution.

216 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
57,942 Total Students

89% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,311. 98% of the teachers are full time.

212 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
29,772 Total Students

24 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,768. The full-time teacher rate is 70%.

#6

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale
196 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
20,435 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.27 years. The student loan default rate of 2.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

180 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
7,186 Total Students

The average student takes 4.62 years to complete their degree at Barry University. 32% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, Barry University grads earn an average salary of $39,400.

151 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
19,510 Total Students

88% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Most students complete their degree in 4.07 years. This private school has an average net price of $30,767.

#9

Miami Regional University

Miami Springs
138 Degrees in Major Awarded
676 Total Students

97% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $19,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

111 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
68,475 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $37,100 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate of 2.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 30 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Nursing Careers in FL

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title FL Job Growth FL Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 45% $97,270
Nursing Instructors and Professors 30% $0
Nurse Anesthetists 27% $154,360
Nurse Midwives 26% $93,880
Medical and Health Services Managers 26% $95,740
Registered Nurses 21% $64,400

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

Major Annual Graduates in FL
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 1,296
Mental & Social Health Services 1,023
Rehabilitation Professions 936
Medicine 881
Public Health 777
Communication Sciences 664
Allied Health Professions 619
Health/Medical Admin Services 436

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