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Nursing Schools in Minnesota

5,094 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Nursing is the 1st most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Minnesota

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 4,431
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 563
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 563
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 563
Post-Master’s Certificate 100
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 100

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in MN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 5.9%
  • Black or African American: 24.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.6%
  • White: 53.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.2%
  • Other Races: 11.6%
Nursing Majors in MN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Minnesota

There are 84,620 people in the state and 3,609,760 people in the nation working in nursing jobs.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. MN

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Minnesota

In this state, nursing grads earn an average of $113,440. Nationwide, they make an average of $106,910.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 14 colleges in Minnesota that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Walden University

Minneapolis
3,804 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
50,360 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $38,800 a year. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 4.50 years to graduate.

#2

Capella University

Minneapolis
666 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
37,171 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 14% are considered full time. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. In their early career, Capella University grads earn an average salary of $43,000.

207 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
50,734 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 2.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Most students complete their degree in 4.26 years. A typical student attending UMN Twin Cities will pay a net price of $17,479.

110 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
4,859 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. 52% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.40%.

63 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
5,560 Total Students

An average student at SMU MN will pay a net price of $19,888. In their early career, SMU MN grads earn an average salary of $38,300. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

46 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
7,792 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $17,399. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.50%. 65% of the teachers are full time.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
7,861 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 25% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 6.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,549.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $60,300 after earning their degree at this institution.

#9

Augsburg University

Minneapolis
31 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
3,419 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. The 5.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. The average student takes 4.27 years to complete their degree at Augsburg.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
4,043 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 53%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. The student loan default rate of 2.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

Nursing Careers in MN

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title MN Job Growth MN Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 28% $115,550
Medical and Health Services Managers 18% $100,090
Nursing Instructors and Professors 18% $0
Nurse Anesthetists 16% $184,330
Nurse Midwives 15% $108,480
Registered Nurses 11% $77,940

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

Major Annual Graduates in MN
Mental & Social Health Services 1,631
Health/Medical Admin Services 1,235
Public Health 793
Rehabilitation Professions 492
Medicine 273
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 181
Medical Illustration & Informatics 147
Chiropractic 132

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