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Nursing Schools in Georgia

In 2018-2019, 2,384 students earned their Nursing degrees in GA.

In this state, Nursing is the 2nd most popular major out of a total 209 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Georgia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 2,038
Post-Master’s Certificate 192
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 192
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 154
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 154
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 154

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in GA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 6.0%
  • Black or African American: 23.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.4%
  • White: 53.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.5%
  • Other Races: 6.5%
Nursing Majors in GA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Georgia

There are 94,030 people in the state and 3,609,760 people in the nation working in nursing jobs.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. GA

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Georgia

Nursing grads earn an average of $106,750 in the state and $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 21 colleges in Georgia that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

1,364 Degrees in Major Awarded
2% Graduation Rate
6,904 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,900 after earning their degree at this institution. This private institution charges an average net price of $22,256. It takes the average student 5.26 years to graduate.

230 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
8,458 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,438. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 91% get financial aid.

#3

Emory University

Atlanta
189 Degrees in Major Awarded
89% Graduation Rate
14,458 Total Students

An average student at Emory will pay a net price of $24,593. The average student takes 4.08 years to complete their degree at Emory. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.50%.

107 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
34,316 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,519. In their early career, Georgia State grads earn an average salary of $35,200. The average student takes 4.70 years to complete their degree at Georgia State.

68 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
8,076 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 92% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.82 years. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

55 Degrees in Major Awarded
10% Graduation Rate
996 Total Students

10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it. It takes the average student 4.50 years to graduate.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
26,408 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,795. Graduates earn an average $33,700 after graduation. 90% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
2,907 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.30%. A typical student attending GSW will pay a net price of $13,206. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

52 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
6,989 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $35,700 after graduation. It takes the average student 4.32 years to graduate. This public school has an average net price of $20,189.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
13,733 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $31,600 after earning their degree at this institution. The average student takes 4.77 years to complete their degree at University of West Georgia. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 81% are considered full time.

Nursing Careers in GA

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title GA Job Growth GA Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 38% $104,360
Nursing Instructors and Professors 33% $67,370
Medical and Health Services Managers 25% $96,220
Nurse Midwives 24% $98,680
Nurse Anesthetists 20% $146,460
Registered Nurses 18% $67,870

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

Major Annual Graduates in GA
Public Health 881
Medicine 556
Rehabilitation Professions 495
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 399
Chiropractic 389
Health/Medical Admin Services 315
Allied Health Professions 253
Communication Sciences 163

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