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Nursing Schools in New York

In 2018-2019, 2,928 students earned their Nursing degrees in NY.

As a degree choice, Nursing is the 8th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in New York

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 2,544
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 203
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 203
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 203
Post-Master’s Certificate 181
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 181

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in NY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in New York is as follows:

  • Asian: 12.1%
  • Black or African American: 16.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.8%
  • White: 53.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.8%
  • Other Races: 7.6%
Nursing Majors in NY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in New York

There are 228,630 people in the state and 3,609,760 people in the nation working in nursing jobs.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. NY

Wages for Nursing Jobs in New York

In this state, nursing grads earn an average of $110,150. Nationwide, they make an average of $106,910.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 40 colleges in New York that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook
372 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
26,256 Total Students

78% of students get financical aid. A typical student attending SUNY Stony Brook will pay a net price of $14,893. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,300 after earning their degree at this institution.

284 Degrees in Major Awarded
96% Graduation Rate
31,077 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $22,637. In their early career, Columbia grads earn an average salary of $66,500. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 47% are considered full time.

203 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
51,847 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 51% of students receive it. This private school has an average net price of $42,397.

#4

Hunter College

New York
182 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
23,202 Total Students

In their early career, Hunter grads earn an average salary of $35,200. The 3.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 87% of students receive it.

#5

Molloy College

Rockville Centre
170 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
4,929 Total Students

The average student takes 4.42 years to complete their degree at Molloy. This private school has an average net price of $28,977. 99% of students get financical aid.

144 Degrees in Major Awarded
30,008 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. Graduates earn an average $54,700 after graduation. The student loan default rate of 4.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

125 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
13,326 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 5.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. This private school has an average net price of $29,883.

107 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,846 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $75,300 a year. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.40%.

105 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
3,045 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.80%. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 4.65 years to graduate.

#10

LIU Post

Brookville
89 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
15,196 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 47% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,900 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

Nursing Careers in NY

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title NY Job Growth NY Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 42% $118,550
Nursing Instructors and Professors 28% $81,980
Nurse Anesthetists 26% $177,100
Nurse Midwives 24% $111,940
Medical and Health Services Managers 22% $123,100
Registered Nurses 20% $85,300

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

Major Annual Graduates in NY
Rehabilitation Professions 2,364
Medicine 1,874
Public Health 1,424
Mental & Social Health Services 1,189
Communication Sciences 1,162
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 1,135
Allied Health Professions 1,057
Health/Medical Admin Services 805

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