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Nursing Schools in North Carolina

In 2018-2019, 1,344 students earned their Nursing degrees in NC.

In this state, Nursing is the 2nd most popular major out of a total 182 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in North Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 938
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 313
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 313
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 313
Post-Master’s Certificate 93
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 93

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in North Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.3%
  • Black or African American: 13.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.5%
  • White: 72.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.0%
  • Other Races: 6.7%
Nursing Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in North Carolina

In this state, there are 121,880 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for Nursing Jobs in North Carolina

Nursing grads earn an average of $104,100 in the state and $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 17 colleges in North Carolina that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Duke University

Durham
373 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
16,686 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 7 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 66% of students receive it. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $23,442.

173 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
28,651 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,506. 78% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.52 years to graduate.

133 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
17,499 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 4.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $18,910. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 73% are considered full time.

116 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
29,877 Total Students

A typical student attending UNC Chapel Hill will pay a net price of $13,918. The student loan default rate is 1.70% which is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 4.09 years.

112 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
29,615 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 6.10% which is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $35,900 after graduation. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,943.

106 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
20,196 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $12,158. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $32,100 a year. 87% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

86 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
12,167 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,607. Of all the students who attend this school, 88% get financial aid. It takes the average student 4.41 years to graduate.

#8

Gardner - Webb University

Boiling Springs
69 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
3,518 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.10%. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $19,815. Most students complete their degree in 4.25 years.

51 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
2,463 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $40,900 a year. This private institution charges an average net price of $21,270. It takes the average student 4.12 years to graduate.

43 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
5,121 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $11,802. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,800 after earning their degree at this institution. 98% of students get financical aid.

Nursing Careers in NC

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 36% $101,540
Nursing Instructors and Professors 23% $64,520
Medical and Health Services Managers 19% $101,020
Nurse Midwives 18% $101,080
Nurse Anesthetists 16% $169,300
Registered Nurses 16% $62,940

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

Major Annual Graduates in NC
Rehabilitation Professions 565
Allied Health Professions 519
Medicine 484
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 388
Public Health 368
Health/Medical Admin Services 318
Communication Sciences 232
Mental & Social Health Services 184

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