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Nursing Schools in Kentucky

In 2018-2019, 1,427 students earned their Nursing degrees in KY.

In this state, Nursing is the 2nd most popular major out of a total 170 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Kentucky

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 980
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 300
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 300
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 300
Post-Master’s Certificate 147
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 147

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in KY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.9%
  • Black or African American: 8.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.5%
  • White: 80.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.3%
  • Other Races: 4.6%
Nursing Majors in KY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Kentucky

There are 56,240 people in the state and 3,609,760 people in the nation working in nursing jobs.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. KY

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Kentucky

In this state, nursing grads earn an average of $91,820. Nationwide, they make an average of $106,910.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 15 colleges in Kentucky that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

865 Degrees in Major Awarded

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 82% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 1.90% which is lower than average.

134 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
15,815 Total Students

The average student takes 4.93 years to complete their degree at Eastern. The full-time teacher rate is 58%. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.

#3

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights
122 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
14,764 Total Students

97% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.76 years to complete their degree at NKU. A typical student attending NKU will pay a net price of $9,244.

91 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
29,182 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 5.90% which is lower than average. It takes the average student 4.47 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

52 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
19,456 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,776. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 65% are considered full time. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#6

Spalding University

Louisville
39 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
1,758 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.65 years. This private school has an average net price of $23,596. The 6.10% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#7

Bellarmine University

Louisville
30 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
3,369 Total Students

The 4.20% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $23,223. Most students complete their degree in 4.19 years.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
21,430 Total Students

97% of students get financical aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,692. The 6.40% student loan default rate is lower than average.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
9,454 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.59 years to graduate. 79% of the teachers are full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,242.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
681 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.24 years. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

Nursing Careers in KY

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title KY Job Growth KY Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 33% $96,180
Nursing Instructors and Professors 22% $71,700
Medical and Health Services Managers 18% $83,550
Nurse Midwives 14% $99,000
Nurse Anesthetists 14% $158,770
Registered Nurses 12% $61,780

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

Major Annual Graduates in KY
Rehabilitation Professions 384
Medicine 279
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 237
Allied Health Professions 177
Public Health 174
Dentistry 171
Communication Sciences 165
Osteopathic Medicine 119

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