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Nursing Schools in Louisiana

554 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Nursing is the 3rd most popular major in the state out of a total 165 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Louisiana

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 381
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 139
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 139
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 139
Post-Master’s Certificate 34
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 34

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in LA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.7%
  • Black or African American: 20.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.2%
  • White: 69.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 4.0%
Nursing Majors in LA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Louisiana

In this state, there are 52,010 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. LA

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Louisiana

Nursing grads earn an average of $100,710 in the state and $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 12 colleges in Louisiana that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

108 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
4,367 Total Students

11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.50%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $31,700 a year.

95 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
10,900 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.37 years to graduate. Graduates earn an average $30,700 after graduation. 61% of the teachers are full time.

72 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,820 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.60%. The full-time teacher rate is 71%. 4 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

54 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
14,220 Total Students

94% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $11,910. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $31,500 a year.

#5

McNeese State University

Lake Charles
50 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
7,295 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $10,788. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.59 years.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
16,933 Total Students

24 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $32,800 after earning their degree at this institution. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $11,228.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
1,294 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.33 years. The student loan default rate of 7.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the students who attend this school, 95% get financial aid.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
7,140 Total Students

It takes the average student 5.04 years to graduate. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,300 after earning their degree at this institution. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,579.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
6,491 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.65 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 95% get financial aid.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
5,232 Total Students

25 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. It takes the average student 4.23 years to graduate.

Nursing Careers in LA

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title LA Job Growth LA Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 27% $99,510
Nursing Instructors and Professors 24% $62,880
Medical and Health Services Managers 14% $90,840
Registered Nurses 14% $62,400
Nurse Anesthetists 9% $155,780

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

Major Annual Graduates in LA
Medicine 482
Health/Medical Admin Services 382
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 227
Communication Sciences 220
Public Health 186
Rehabilitation Professions 174
Allied Health Professions 101
Veterinary Medicine 83

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